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Above: An overview map to help you locate Denali within Alaska, and some of the major landmarks (campgrounds, visitor facilities) within the park. You can zoom in or out as needed. There is only one road entrance into the park. From this entrance, where the Denali Park Road meets Alaska Highway 3, it is about 120 miles north to Fairbanks and 237 miles south to Anchorage.


Below: A closeup static map of the Denali Park Road, with major landmarks highlighted.

 
a map showing the predominantly east-west Denali Park Road and various landmarks along it
The Denali Park Road is 92 miles, running from east to west. Locations on the road are usually referred to by their mile number, meaning how many miles they are from the eastern end (the park entrance, Mile 0). The meeting of the Denali Park Road and Highway 3 (i.e., the park entrance) sits 237 miles north of Anchorage and 120 miles south of Fairbanks.
 

Tour and Transit Bus Routes

Each bus route in Denali travels the park's sole road, turning around at a specific landmark location. The routes are detailed below.

Buses are all operated by our concessionaire; if you already know what bus trip you want, you can head over to their website to make reservations online.
 

Narrated Tour Buses

Tour buses are narrated. Trips vary in duration and how far they go into the park before turning around. The colors mentioned below correspond to the lines on the map above.

  • The Denali Natural History Tour turns around near Teklanika River Rest Stop, about mile 27.
  • In main season, the Tundra Wilderness Tour turns around at Stony Overlook, mile 62. In early season (May 20—31), the tour turns around at Toklat River, Mile 53.
  • The Kantishna Experience Tour turns around at Kantishna, mile 92

Non-Narrated Transit Buses


These buses are not narrated. They make all the same bathroom and wildlife-viewing stops as a tour bus.

However, not every transit bus travels the entirety of the park road. Up to 25 buses travel the road each day, and most of them turn around at a destination before Kantishna. Before your trip, you must decide between:
  • Toklat River, mile 53
  • Eielson Visitor Center, mile 66
  • Wonder Lake, mile 85
  • Kantishna, mile 92
Read a more detailed description of transit bus trips

 


Scenes from the Denali Park Road

The map below illustrates a handful of the great views you can expect from the Denali Park Road. The map is not exhaustive - Denali is almost as big as Massachusetts, or Switzerland, so great views can be found on an adventure anywhere in the park. Use the full-screen button (upper right corner of the map) to get a better glimpse of the photos contained in each point of the map.
 
 


Brochure Maps

The map below features a selector in the upper left, letting you flip between an interactive webmap and the map featured in the park's official brochure. In addition to the visual brochure map below, the park's official brochure is available in a variety of formats, including text-only, audio-only, and Braille.
 
 

Last updated: August 3, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755

Phone:

(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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