Wilderness Access Center

Located at Mile 0.5 the Wilderness Access Center is where you can purchase bus tickets and arrange to stay in a park campground. Next door is the Backcountry Information Center, where you can get a free backpacking permit.


All non-narrated buses (transits, campers) depart from this building, as well as some of the narrated tour buses.

This building also houses a small gift shop, a coffee stand, and an information desk.

The Wilderness Access Center is operated by our concessioner, Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture.


Dates and Hours of Operation

This facility is open each year from May 19 to mid-September. For most of the summer, it is open 5 am to 7 pm daily for bus departures and coffee. The ticket desk is open 7 am to 7 pm daily. Hours may vary during shoulder seasons.

If you arrive after 7 pm and need to check into a campground or pick up bus tickets, you can do so until 11 pm at the Riley Creek Mercantile, located in Riley Creek Campground.

 
 

Denali: Overview Map

The map below illustrates major facilities and campgrounds along the park's only road. Zoom in toward the eastern part of the park to find the Wilderness Access Center, marked with a green pin.
 
General map of Denali and its place in Alaska
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