Quick Look at Conditions
Head over to NOAA.gov for the current weather forecast. Please note that the forecast area is really large, and the mountains here make the weather very changeable. Learn more about Denali's general climate and weather trends.
September 13, 2016 update: Fall colors around the park entrance area are at their peak. There are very few red or orange colors this year, just wide swathes of yellow foliage. Alpine areas are past their peak of fall color.
Less predictable than the weather, but generally mosquitoes are a nuisance from late May through early August in most of the park. Hikers and campers should consider bringing bug spray / repellant, or at least having long sleeves and pants to cover most exposed skin.
There is only one road in Denali, called the Denali Park Road. Part of it is open to private vehicles year-round, while in summer most of it is open only to various kinds of buses. The map below indicates how far private vehicles may drive (green section) and how far bus service is traveling (gold section). In summer, the farthest a person can drive in their own vehicle is to Savage River, about 15 miles inside the park, barring any unusually bad weather or wildlife-related closures.
Open campgrounds are shown on the map below with a green camping icon and closed campgrounds are red. Click on a given campground to learn more about it.