Denali is largely wilderness without trails, designated by Congress to remain a "primitive" area in many respects. The National Park Service strives to make the park as universally accessible as possible. However, extra obstacles will be encountered because of the remote, wilderness nature of this special place.

If your questions concerning accessibility are unanswered after reading the below information, please contact us at 907 683-2294 [TDD users call 907 683-9649] or email us.

Find information on:

  • Physical / mobility
    This section includes physical details about trails, facilities (e.g., campgrounds, visitor centers, bathrooms) and activities, like bus trips.
  • Deaf / hearing loss
    This section includes information on toipcs like films, ranger programs and tours where assistive listening devices, captions and/or sign language are available.
  • Blind / low vision
    This section offers trip planning advice for visitors who are blind or have low vision.
  • Cognitive disabilities
    This section pertains to visitors planning a trip where one or more of the party has a cognitive impairment.
  • General information
    Overarching accessibility-related details about planning a trip to Denali.
  • Service animals
    Info about visiting with a service animal.

Also, learn about the The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Access Pass -- or simply, the Access Pass -- which provides a wide range of discounts on activities and services when you visit federal lands.
Road Travel in Denali

Unique among many national parks, Denali has but one road. Access along the first 15 miles of the road is possible by any private vehicle; travel on the rest of the 92-mile long road is largely restricted to bus trips, run by a concessioner.

While the National Park Service and our concessioner make every effort to facilitate visitors with disabilities, in rare circumstances an individual's needs may not be met by the accommodations that are available on our shuttle and tour buses. Those individuals may apply for a road travel permit, which would allow them to drive part or all of the Denali Park Road in their own vehicle.

Download the application for a road travel permit. Feel free to continue your responses in a separate word processing document.

Feel free to contact us with specific questions about this process.

Applicants must be able to explain to park managers why accommodations on the bus system are insufficient to meet personal needs. Adequate time is needed to go through this process, so we appreciate hearing from you well in advance of your visit.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755


(907) 683-9532
General park information. The phone is answered 9 am - 4 pm daily, except on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. If you reach the voicemail, please leave a message with your number and we'll call you back as soon as we finish helping the visitor on the line ahead of you.

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