Most Parts of Denali National Park and Preserve Closed to Snowmachine Use

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Date: April 29, 2018
Contact: Katherine Belcher, (907) 683-9583

The management of Denali National Park and Preserve has determined that there is no longer adequate snow cover for the use of snowmachines for traditional activities in all but one area of the 1980 additions to Denali National Park and Preserve.
 
Those park lands that were open for snowmachine use will be closed effective April 30, 2018. The snow cover from the north fork of Eldridge Glacier to Windy Creek near Cantwell is still adequate for the use of snowmachines for traditional activities in the 1980 additions to Denali National Park and Preserve, but riders should anticipate a closure in this area soon.
 
Riders are reminded that all lands within the former Mount McKinley National Park on both the north and the south sides of the crest of the Alaska Range are closed to all snowmachine use by federal regulation. Maps with GPS coordinates for the park and preserve boundary are available.
 
The Denali Park Road is currently open for travel by private vehicles to the Teklanika Rest Area at Mile 30. The Murie Science and Learning Center at Mile 1.3 on the park road is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for visitor information and backcountry permits.
 



Last updated: May 1, 2018

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