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.
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.
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:
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 MapsThe 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