Current Conditions



Summer 2024

The summer season begins on May 15 each year. Summer operations are affected by the ongoing Pretty Rocks Landslide and the associated closure of the Denali Park Road at Mile 43. To learn more about plans to address the landslide, see the Polychrome Area Plan.

Changes to summer operations due to the landslide are listed below. Other visitor center facilities and services in the park are operating as normal.

Other things to know as you plan a summer trip:

Entrance Fees and Passes

Entrance fees to Denali are required. You may pay your park entrance fees online or in person upon arrival to the entrance area of the park (credit cards only, no cash). You must be able to show a park pass or proof of online purchase (on a mobile device or printed receipt) if asked by a park ranger. Discounted or free annual and lifetime passes are also available to select groups; learn more about fees and passes in Denali.


Winter 2024–2025

The "winter" season will begin in late fall on September 13, 2024, when summer bus trips stop running. The season continues through spring to mid-May, when summer operations resume.

Facilities and services in the park are limited during the winter season (mid-September to mid-May). Winter operations are not affected by the Pretty Rocks Landslide or the associated road closure, as the park road is closed at Park Headquarters (Mile 3) for most of the winter anyway. In spring and fall, the road may be open to Mountain Vista (Mile 13) or Teklanika (Mile 30).

Check back in the fall for more details on the facilities and services that will be offered next winter.


Conditions on the Denali Park Road

The map below illustrates which parts of the park road are open to private vehicles (thick green line), open to bus traffic (thin black line, summer only), or closed (thin red line). Icons also indicate which park campgrounds are open.

Other red areas on the map show wildlife closures, which are closed to all entry due to nesting or denning activity or sites where a bear or wolf is feeding on a carcass. Temporary wildlife closures (lasting less than 24 hours) may also be in place and not appear on the map; always check at the visitor center upon arrival for the latest information before hiking.


Last updated: July 15, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755


907 683-9532
A ranger is available 9 am to 4 pm daily (except on major holidays). If you reach the voicemail, please leave a message and we'll call you back as soon as we finish with the previous caller.

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