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Contact: G.W. Hitchcock, Public Information Officer, (907) 683-9583
Due to extended periods of heavy and steady rain, the Denali Park Road will be closed to public vehicle access at mile 30 (Teklanika Rest Stop) beginning 7 a.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2019. This closure includes park transit and tour buses.
Since August 1, vehicle traffic on the Denali Park Road has been periodically disrupted by rock falls and debris slides beyond mile 30. The extended heavy and steady rains have continued to saturate the road surface and surrounding soils, increasing the potential for landslides, debris flows, and associated safety risks. Weather forecasts indicate that this precipitation pattern is likely continue into the near future and could prolong the situation.
During this time, the park will assess the road conditions and make determinations about the extent of the closure. Additional information will be released as decisions affecting the status of the Denali Park Road are made.
Last updated: August 7, 2019