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Some Southern Portions of 1980 Park Additions Open to Snowmobiling for Traditional Activities

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Date: November 25, 2019
Contact: G.W. Hitchcock, (907) 683-9583

The management 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 that are south of the crest of the Alaska Range from the Eldridge Glacier to Windy Creek near Cantwell.

All areas of the 1980 park additions north of the crest of the Alaska Range and southwest of the Eldridge Glacier remain closed to snowmobile use for traditional activities due to inadequate snow cover.

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. It is the rider’s responsibility to avoid locations where damage to vegetation or soils could occur, or where vegetation is taller than the protective snow cover.

Check out additional information about snowmobiling and download GPS coordinates for the park and preserve boundary.

The Murie Science and Learning Center serves as the winter visitor center and is open daily from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm for visitor information and backcountry permits.

Last updated: November 25, 2019

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