These areas are remote and rarely visited during the summer because they are difficult to reach and travel across, particularly Unit 62 and 63. There are some surprisingly good views of Denali from the ridge system in Unit 61. Expect to see heavy off-road vehicle (ORV) use along access routes outside the park, particularly in late August and September during hunting season.
Stampede Road is a few miles north of the town of Healy on Hwy 3, and it is the major access route for any trip into these units. Stampede is paved to mile 4 and then it is drivable in most cars to about Mile 5. High clearance and/or four wheel drive is necessary to go farther. Stampede Road appears on many maps to go all the way to the Toklat River, but its utility as a vehicle access route is limited. It was constructed nearly 50 years ago and it is boggy or overgrown in many areas. There are no bridges across the river or creek crossings. There is also another major ORV trail outside Denali that runs along the north side of Unit 61. This trail begins at Mile 262 on Hwy 3.
Routes into the southern side of Unit 61 start on the Stampede Road. After the pavement ends (Mile 4), you can leave your car in any pullout, as long as it is not a driveway or posted property. Much of this is Alaska State land and more information about the rules and regulations can be found by contacting the Denali Chamber of Commerce in Healy, Alaska. The Stampede Road and trail passes by many pieces of private property, cabins and hunting camps - never trespass.