Denali National Park

Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park Information

Location Denali Borough and Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, USA
Nearest City Healy
Coordinates 63°20′0″N 150°30′0″W
Area 6,075,107 acres (24,585.09 km2)
Established February 26, 1917 Established: February 26, 1917
Visitors 1,178,745 (in 2005)
Governing Body National Park Service

Denali National Park and Preserve

  • Summer - will begin May 20
  • Fall - will occur September 16 - 19, 2011

Denali National Park and Preserve Fees & Reservations

Individual Entry (bike, foot) $ 10.00 (Seven Day Pass)
Family Entry $ 20.00 (Seven Day Pass)
Annual Pass $ 20.00 (Season)
Gold Access Pass (Blind or permanently disabled individuals) Free (Lifetime - good in all natl parks)
Golden Age Pass (1 time fee - for those 62+ years young) $ 10.00 (Lifetime - good in all natl parks)
National Park Pass (good 1 year from date of purchase) $ 50.00 (good in all natl parks)

 

Ticket Type Ticket Price
Entrance Fee $10.00 per person or $20.00 per vehicle
Denali Annual Pass $40 (valid for 12 months from date of purchase)
Mountaineering Fees $200.00 per climber

Shuttle Bus Prices for 2011

Destination / Service Adult (18 and older) Young Adult (15 - 17)
Toklat River $24.50 $12.25
Eielson Visitor Center $31.50 $15.75
Wonder Lake $43.25 $21.75
Kantishna $47.25 $23.75
Camper Pass $31.50 $15.75

Tour Bus Prices for 2011:

Destination / Service Adult (15 and older) Children (14 and younger)
Natural History Tour $64 $32
Tundra Wilderness Tour $107.50 $53.75
Teklanika Tundra Wilderness Tour $70.50 $35.25
Kantishna Experience Tour $159 $79.50

Denali National Park Camping

Wonder Lake Campground
Riley Creek Campground
Savage River Campground
Sanctuary River Campground
Teklanika River
Wonder Lake
Teklanika River Campground
Igloo Creek Campground
Riley Creek
Savage River
Sanctuary River
Igloo Creek

Denali National Park Campground Information

Campground Open Close Location-Distance from Entrance - mi/km Sites Water Facilities Reservations Dump Station Fee
Riley Creek All Year   .25 mi west of Alaska Hwy 3 - 0.5 / 0.8 100 RV/Tent Yes/No Winter Flush toilets Yes Yes $12.00
Morino Backpacker May Sep Mile 1.9 - 1.9 / 2.4 60 Tent Yes Pit toilets Yes No $6.00
Savage River May Sep Mile 13 - 12.0 / 19.2 33 RV/Tent Yes Flush toilets Yes No $12.00
Savage Group May Sep Mile 13 - 12.0 / 19.2 3 Tent Yes Flush toilets Yes No $40.00
Sanctuary River May Sep Mile 23 - 22.0 / 35.0 23/7 Tent Yes Pit toilets Yes No $6.00
Teklanika River May Sep Mile 29 - 29.0 / 46.4 53 RV/Tent Yes Flush toilets Yes Yes $12.00
Igloo Creek May Sep Mile 34 - 34.0 / 54.7 7 Tent Yes Pit toilets Yes No $6.00
Wonder Lake Jun Sep Mile 85 - 85.0 / 136.0 28 Tent Yes Flush toilets Yes No $12.00

Denali National Park Hiking

Trail Difficulty Length Elev Chg Time
Horseshoe Lake Moderate 1.5 miles roundtrip 200 feet 1 hour roundtrip
Morino Loop Easy 1.3 mile loop 100 feet 1 hour roundtrip
Mount Healy Strenuous 5.0 miles roundtrip 1,700 feet 3 - 4 hours roundtrip
Roadside Moderate 1.8 miles one way 300 feet 1 hour one way
Rock Creek Moderate 2.3 miles one way 400 feet 2 hours one way uphill
Taiga Loop Easy 1.3 mile loop 150 feet 1 hour roundtrip

Denali National Park Weather

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg High - °F 9.2 15.4 25.1 38.6 53.3 64.1 66.6 61.5 50.8 31.8 17.7 10.8 37.1
Avg Low - °F -8.1 -4.9 0.9 15.6 29.4 39.3 43.0 39.7 30.6 13.9 0.9 -6.0 16.2
Avg Precip (in) 0.66 0.59 0.50 0.32 0.79 2.31 3.12 2.43 1.53 1.01 0.87 0.86 14.98
Avg Snowfall (in) 10.5 10.4 8.2 4.6 3.1 0.3 0.0 0.1 4.2 14.1 13.9 13.7 83.0
Avg Snow Depth (in) 18.0 21.0 22.0 18.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 3.0 8.0 13.0 9.0