Planning a trip to Denali National Park and Preserveand need some help planning your trip?
Here is the National Park Obsessed guide for visiting Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
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The Quick Guide to Visiting Denali National Park and Preserve
Denali National Park Basics
Region: Alaska / Pacific Northwest / West / Pacific
Park Size: 4,740,911 acres (7,407.67 sq miles) (19,185.79 sq km)
Preserve Size: 52,485.17 acres (2,037.88 sq miles) (5,278.08 sq km)
Location: Denali and Matanuska-Susitna Boroughs
Closest Cities: Healy, Alaska
Busy Season: June to August
Visitation: 601,152 (in 2019)
How much does Denali National Park Cost?
Denali National Park and Preserve costs the following:
- 7-day Individual Pass (Over 15 years) – $15
- Under 15 years – Free
An annual Denali National Park Pass costs $45 but it is not recommended you buy this pass. For an extra $35 you can get an American the Beautiful Pass. This $80 pass offers free admission to all 116 fee-charging National Park Units.
When is Denali National Park Open?
Denali National Park is open year-round.
Are dogs allowed in Denali National Park?
Yes, pets are welcome in Denali National Park but are limited to developed areas such as roads, parking areas, picnic areas, and campgrounds. Pets are not allowed on the trails or in the wilderness within the park. Please review the Denali Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Denali.
Where are Denali National Park’s visitor centers?
Murie Science and Learning Center / Winter Visitor Center – Open Year Around
Denali Visitor Center – May to September
Eielson Visitor Center – May to September
Denali Bus Depot – May to September
Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station – May to September
Toklat River Contact Station – May to September
Land Acknowledgments for Denali National Park
The National Park known as Denali National Park sits on Upper Kuskokwim, Koyukon, Dënéndeh, Dena’ina Ełnena, Ahtna Nenn’, and Tanana land.
Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.
Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.