In the summer, there are three free bus lines around the park entrance area to help visitors travel between the visitor center and other facilities. They are called the Savage River Shuttle, the Riley Loop Shuttle and the Sled Dog Demonstration Shuttle.
The main bus stops are located at the Denali Bus Depot and in between the Denali Visitor Center and the Alaska Railroad Depot. Numerous other stops are indicated on the map, for people who are at Riley Creek Campground or other facilities.
All entrance area shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible. All operate daily in summer and are free. Refer to a map of the entrance area of the park to orient yourself.
Savage River Shuttle
This bus route is perfect for visitors wishing to experience a short bus ride into the park. Regularly departing from the Denali Visitor Center and the Denali Bus Depot, this shuttle travels to trail heads at Mountain Vista and Savage River. At Savage River, Mile 14 on the park road, visitors can hike trails, picnic beside the river, or just enjoy the 2-hour round trip ride.
Riley Creek Loop Shuttle
The Riley Creek Loop Bus will have a placard in the window reading "Riley Creek Loop."
Sled Dog Demonstration Shuttle
Last updated: January 7, 2022