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Renowned for conserving wildlife and supporting intact ecosystems, Denali was recognized early for its contribution to scientific research and discovery. A protected, living laboratory in which to observe natural processes at work, it continues to attract new generations of naturalists, field biologists, and climatologists from around the world.


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  • A vibrant green landscape of brush that rises in elevation to alpine mountains in the distance.

    Two million acres of designated wilderness preserve wilderness character and a vast, intact ecosystem.

  • a dall sheep stands on a rocky hillside

    Denali is home to 39 species of mammals, 169 species of birds, and 1 lonely species of amphibian.

  • snow covered Denali stands tall over a lake
    Denali or Mt. McKinley?

    What's in a name? Surprisingly, a lot. Learn more about what the mountain is called and why.

  • person holding a large bird that has a small electronic pack on its back
    Science and Research

    One of the major reasons this park exists is to facilitate research, including archaeology, biology, geology and more.

  • two people stand next to a car under a sign for Mt. McKinley National Park
    History & Culture

    Find out how communities perceive climate change, what's new in the museum collection, and current archaeological surveys.

  • landscape of reddish tundra and mountains

    So far north that it's in the sub-Arctic, Denali remains an intact ecosystem. Learn about the park's wildlife and environment.

  • a young girl holding a plant guide

    Whether you're far away or nearby, connect with our distance learning programs or use the park as your classroom.

  • a young girl looks out the window of a bus
    Kids & Youth

    Learn how to become a virtual junior ranger; look for youth camp opportunities; or find suggestions for family activities in the park.

  • two rangers behind a desk speaking to many other people
    Park Statistics and Facts

    Browse statistics like budget and visitation, find detailed policies and regulations and learn more in general about park management.


Last updated: February 1, 2024

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755


907 683-9532
A ranger is available 9 am to 4 pm daily (except on major holidays). If you reach the voicemail, please leave a message and we'll call you back as soon as we finish with the previous caller.

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