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Spring 2019: Most Areas of Denali National Park and Preserve Closed to Snowmobile Use Due to Inadequate Snow Cover

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Date: April 24, 2019
Contact: Kathleen Kelly, (907) 683.9504

Denali National Park and Preserve management has determined there is no longer adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in all areas of the 1980 additions to Denali National Park and Preserve except the area from the North Fork of the Eldridge Glacier to Windy Creek in Cantwell.
The snow cover south of the Alaska Range in this area is still adequate for the use of snowmobiles, but riders should anticipate a closure in this area soon, the snowpack is diminishing quickly.
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 snowmobile use by federal regulation.
You can learn more about snowmobiling in Denali (includes a map of open and closed areas) and download GPS coordinates for the park and preserve boundaries.
The Murie Science and Learning Center serves as the winter visitor center and is open daily from 9:30 am—5 pm for visitor information and backcountry permits until May 14. The Denali Visitor Center opens for the 2019 season on May 15, and will be open 8 am—6 pm daily. 

Last updated: April 24, 2019

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PO Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755


(907) 683-9532
A ranger is available 9 am—4 pm daily (except on major holidays). If you get to 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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