Park Ranger Programs
Whether you seek a short interaction or plan to fill multiple days attending these programs, park rangers are here to help you understand, appreciate and take care of your park. Programs are typically offered from late May or early June until mid-September.
With the exception of Discovery Hikes and the Kantishna Experience Tour, all ranger hikes, sled dog demonstrations, campground programs and other talks in Denali are free and do not require you to sign up in advance. Discovery Hikes are technically free, but will likely require you to purchase a bus ticket and you must sign up for them in advance.
Other Naturalist and Education Programs
Our partner non-profit association, Alaska Geographic, also offers a variety of programs for visitors. Other than field courses, these programs occur at the Murie Science and Learning Center.
Ranger Programs: Frequency and Start Dates
Notes: Programs entail being at the proper location at the times indicated.
* Getting to the kennels typically involves arriving at the Denali Visitor Center 45 minutes before a sled dog demo begins.
** Programs at Eielson Visitor Center require a shuttle bus trip of roughly four hours, so choose a departure that gets you to the facility before a given program is set to begin.