Some park operations are currently altered due to the Pretty Rocks Landslide. The closure of the Denali Park Road at Mile 43 is expected to remain in place through summer 2026, while the Polychrome Area Plan is implemented.
The details below supersede all other trip-planning information. If you encounter discrepancies between other parts of our website and this information, go with what you see below.
The National Park Service follows CDC guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for helping to keep yourself and others safe and healthy.
Mask requirements are based on the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels for the Denali Borough and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
Current COVID-19 community level for the Denali Borough (Denali Visitor Center, Kennels, Park Road, etc) : LOW
The "winter" season begins in late fall on September 15, when summer bus trips stop running. The season continues through spring to mid-May, when summer operations resume.
Facilities and services in the park are limited during the winter season (mid-September to mid-May). Winter operations are not affected by the Pretty Rocks Landslide or the associated road closure, as the park road is closed at Park Headquarters (Mile 3) for most of the winter anyway. In spring and fall, the road may be open to Mountain Vista (Mile 13) or Teklanika (Mile 30). Check the alerts at the top of this page, the road status map below, or call 907-683-9532 to find out how much of the road is currently open.
Visitor Centers and Other Facilities
Trip Planning Tips
Entrance Fees and Passes
Entrance fees to Denali are required. You may pay your park entrance fees online or in person upon arrival to the entrance area of the park (credit cards only, no cash). You must be able to show a park pass or proof of online purchase (on a mobile device or printed receipt) if asked by a park ranger. Discounted or free annual and lifetime passes are also available to select groups; learn more about fees and passes in Denali.
The summer season begins on May 15 each year. Summer operations are affected by the ongoing Pretty Rocks Landslide and the associated closure of the Denali Park Road at Mile 43. To learn more about plans to address the landslide, see the Polychrome Area Plan.
Changes to summer operations due to the landslide are listed below. Other visitor center facilities and services in the park will be operating as normal.
Other things to know as you plan a summer trip:
Conditions on the Denali Park Road
The map below illustrates which parts of the park road are open to private vehicles (thick green line), open to bus traffic (thin black line, summer only), or closed (thin red line). Icons also indicate which park campgrounds are open.
Other red areas on the map show wildlife closures, which are closed to all entry due to nesting or denning activity or sites where a bear or wolf is feeding on a carcass. Temporary wildlife closures (lasting less than 24 hours) may also be in place and not appear on the map; always check at the visitor center upon arrival for the latest information before hiking.
Last updated: February 15, 2024