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Denali Opens the Remaining Southern Portions of 1980 Park Additions to Snowmobiling for Traditional Activities

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Date: November 28, 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.
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. Riders should also remember to check whether access routes from Highway 3 into the park are open (e.g., Denali State Park). 
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.
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Last updated: November 27, 2019

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