Denali's Reflection Pond

snowy mountains reflected in a still pond
Reflection Pond is perfectly situated to reflect Denali when its water is still and calm

NPS Photo / Tim Rains

Quick Facts

Scenic View/Photo Spot

Reflection Pond, located near the western end of the Denali Park Road, is an iconic spot to see a reflection of Denali when the wind is calm and the waters are still. 

Reflection Pond is easiest to reach with a transit bus—choose a Kantishna-bound bus and you can get off very close to the pond. Alternatively, choose a Wonder Lake-bound bus and you can walk up the Denali Park Road a short ways to the pond. Be sure to mention to your driver where you want to go, so that they can help you get off the bus at the best spot. Buses travel that far into Denali between early June and early September; the rest of the year, it is much more challenging to reach Reflection Pond. 

Denali National Park & Preserve

Last updated: October 23, 2020