Area of the Former Mount McKinley National Park
All lands within the former Mount McKinley National Park on both the north and the south sides of the crest of the Alaska Range are closed to all snowmachine use by federal regulation.
Other Areas of Denali National Park and Preserve
The use of snowmachines is permitted in the remainder of Denali National Park and Preserve for traditional activities or for travel to and from villages and homesites during periods of adequate snow cover or on frozen rivers.
Snowmachine use is prohibited until the park superintendent has made a determination that there is adequate snow cover. Adequate snow cover is determined by evaluating the ability of the snow pack to support snowmachine use in a manner that does not damage resource values such as vegetation and soils. A combination of factors such as snow depth, snow structure, and the characteristics of the vegetation in the area are considered in this evaluation. Possible areas are divided into two geographic regions - north and south of the crest of the Alaska Range.
As areas open to snowmobiling in winter, information is made available below. If no areas are indicated here as being open to snowmobiling, it means snow cover is not adequate for riding.