News Release

2019 Opening of Southern Portions of 1980 Park Addition to Snowmobile Use for Traditional Activities

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Date: December 20, 2018
Contact: Kathleen Kelly, (907) 683-9504

DENALI PARK, Alaska – 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 addition that are south of the crest of the Alaska Range.

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.

Additional information and maps with GPS coordinates for the park and preserve boundary are available on the park website at

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. Park information is available on the web at or by calling (907) 683-9532. Stay connected with "DenaliNPS" on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and iTunes.

Last updated: February 12, 2019

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