Note: Ranger programs in Denali are mainly offered in the summer, from mid-May through mid-September. Some weekend ranger walks and special programs are available in fall, winter, or spring—check our event calendar to see if anything is scheduled for when you plan to visit.
Whether you seek a short interaction or plan to fill multiple days attending these programs, park rangers are here to help you understand, appreciate and take care of your park.
With the exception of Discovery Hikes, all ranger hikes, sled dog demonstrations, campground programs and other talks in Denali are free and do not require you to sign up in advance. Discovery Hikes are technically free, but will likely require you to purchase a bus ticket and you must sign up for them in advance.
Types of Ranger Programs in Denali
Sled Dog Demonstrations
Learn about the historic and modern uses of Alaskan huskies in Denali.
Ranger-Led Trail Hikes
Join a ranger to explore the boreal forest on a hike from the Denali Visitor Center.
American Sign LanguageOur goal is to provide American Sign Language interpretation, when requested, for all ranger programs. Denali is very remote, however, so please request ASL interpretation as early as possible and at least two weeks in advance to ensure that we can accommodate your request.
Other Naturalist and Education Programs
Our partner non-profit association, Alaska Geographic, also offers a variety of programs for visitors. Other than field courses, these programs occur at the Murie Science and Learning Center.
Evening speaker series7 pm science presentations on Friday evenings throughout the summer.
Ranger Program Schedules
As you look through the calendar below, keep the following notes in mind:
Last updated: March 28, 2023