Alaska Railroad's Denali Depot

snowy railroad in a forest of skinny spruce trees
Looking down the tracks toward the Denali Depot. The open-air railroad stop is mainly used in summer

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Quick Facts

Benches/Seating, Cellular Signal, Restroom - Seasonal

The Denali Depot, open year-round (though mainly busy only in summer), serves as the main railroad stop for visitors arriving in Denali by train.

About 11 miles north is a railroad stop in the small town of Healy, which may be more convenient for winter visitors. 

Connecting Seward, Anchorage and Fairbanks since the 1920s, the Alaska Railroad remains a significant way for visitors to reach Denali. In fact, until the completion of Alaska Route 8 (the "Denali Highway") in the 1950s, the railroad was the only way for visitors to reach the park. 

Denali National Park & Preserve

Last updated: January 28, 2021