News Release

Southwest Preserve in Denali is Open to Snowmobiles

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Date: December 8, 2023
Contact: Sharon Stiteler, Public Affairs Officer, 907-683-9583

Denali Park, AK – The Superintendent of Denali National Park and Preserve has determined that there is adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in areas of the 1980 park additions from the Southwest Preserve to the Kahiltna Glacier and from the Kahiltna Glacier to the West Fork of the Chulitna River. The West Fork Chulitna north to Windy Creek does not have adequate coverage and will remain closed as well as all areas north of the crest of the Alaska Range.

Riders are reminded that all lands within the former Mount McKinley National Park on both the north and the south sides of the Alaska Range are closed to all snowmobile use by federal regulation.  Overall, riding conditions are variable. The rider is responsible for avoiding locations where damage to vegetation or soils could occur, or where vegetation is taller than the protective snow cover.

Visit the park’s snowmobile page for updates.    

Last updated: December 8, 2023

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