Denali or Mt. McKinley?
What's in a name? Surprisingly, a lot. Learn more about what the mountain is called and why.
Denali History Nuggets
Explore little-known episodes from the history of Denali
The First Ascent of Denali
On June 7, 1913, four people stood on the top of Denali for the first time. Discover more about this historic climb.
History of the Park Road
From the 1920's to the present the Denali Park Road has been an important method of connecting visitors with their National Park.
Set aside as a park in 1917, Denali National Park has had a team of canine rangers nearly its entirely history.
Snapshots from the Past
Explore park history through a tour of the park road with this free book written by Jane Bryant.
Crown Jewel of the North-Volume 1
The park administrative history explores everything from the park's creation to the colorful people who lived here.
Crown Jewel of the North-Volume 2
The second volume of the park administrative history continues Denali National Park's story.
Selected Documents and Reports
Last updated: February 18, 2022