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Northern Areas of Denali Closed to Snowmobile Use Due to Inadequate Snow Cover (Spring 2020)

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Date: April 28, 2020
Contact: G.W. Hitchcock, (907) 683-9583

Due to longer days and warming temperatures, Denali National Park and Preserve (Denali) has determined that there is no longer adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in the 1980 additions to Denali that are north of the Alaska Range.

Snow cover in the area is irregular and shallow, and there are large areas of exposed vegetation. These park lands that were open for snowmobile use are now closed for the season. 
 
The snow cover south of the Alaska Range  is still adequate for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in the 1980 additions to Denali, but riders should anticipate a closure in this area soon. River corridors have open water and 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.  
 
Check out maps with GPS coordinates for the park and preserve boundaries



Last updated: April 28, 2020

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Denali Park, AK 99755

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