Denali National Park
Denali National Park is a national park located in the interior of Alaska. The park is home to Mount Denali, the highest peak in North America. The mountain stands at an elevation of 20,310 feet and is a popular destination for climbers and mountaineers. Denali National Park is also home to several glaciers, including Muldrow Glacier and Traleika Glacier, which are both visible from the park’s main road.
The park covers an area of over six million acres and is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. It is a place where visitors can experience the rugged beauty of Alaska and see a wide range of wildlife, including bears, moose, caribou, and wolves. Denali National Park is a unique and breathtaking place that is a must-see for anyone visiting Alaska.
VISIT Denali National Park:
Denali National Park was established on February 26, 1917, and has a total area of 4,740,911 acres (7,408 square miles, or 19,194 square kilometers).
|Address||Mile 237 Highway 3, Denali Park, AK, 99755|
|Hours||Open year-round, but facilities and services are limited in winter|
|Entrance Fee||$15 per adult, valid for 7 days|
|Learn More||Official Website|
When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation
Denali National Park is the 127th most visited park in the country.
We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Denali National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Denali National Park is.
Our data shows the best months to visit Denali National Park are June, July & August.
Denali National Park Road Trips
Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Denali National Park is visited.
|Trip Name||Trip Miles||Trip Days|
|Denali & Wrangell-St. Elias||881||9|
|Denali & Kenai Fjords||478||8|
Other Nearby National Park Sites
From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Denali National Park.
|Lake Clark National Park||189 mi|
|Kenai Fjords National Park||236 mi|
Nearby Campsites & RV Parks
If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Denali National Park, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.
|Byers Lake - Denali State Park||Trapper Creek, AK more||42 miles|
|Denali Viewpoint - Denali State Park||Talkeetna, AK more||42 miles|
Nearest Ski Resorts
For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Denali National Park:
When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Denali National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Denali National Park.
|Fairbanks International Airport||FAI||Fairbanks, AK||130 mi|
|Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport||ANC||Anchorage, AK||150 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Denali National Park.
|McGrath Airport||MCG||McGrath, AK||161 mi|
|Merle K (Mudhole) Smith Airport||CDV||Cordova, AK||255 mi|
|Arctic Village Airport||ARC||Arctic Village, AK||358 mi|
|King Salmon Airport||AKN||King Salmon, AK||381 mi|
|Kodiak Airport||ADQ||Kodiak, AK||391 mi|
|Egegik Airport||EGX||Egegik, AK||424 mi|
|Deadhorse Airport||SCC||Deadhorse, AK||477 mi|
Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.