Current Conditions


Park Closure


Status of the Denali Park Road

Discover which parts of the Denali Park road are open, either to all private vehicles (green) or to other traffic (gold). Click on or hover over a road segment to learn more.
caribou standing on a dirt road, a green bus in the near distance

How to Explore Denali

Look for wildlife and wilderness during a bus trip in Denali. Most of the sole road is open only to buses during summer (May 20—mid-Sept.).


Quick Look at Conditions

  • Weather
    Head over to 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.
  • Mosquitoes
    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.
  • Roads
    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 on this page 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.
  • Campgrounds
    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.




Last updated: May 21, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755


(907) 683-9532
A ranger is available 9 am - 4 pm daily (except on major holidays). If you get to the voicemail, please leave a message and we'll call you back as soon as we finish with the previous caller.

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