Like to be an Artist in Residence at Denali National Park Next Summer? Get Your Application in Soon.

If you're a professional visual artist looking for an inspiring place to work next summer, this opportunity is hard to beat. Denali National Park is accepting applications for the 2011 Artist in Residence program, and those who are selected will have use of the historic Murie Cabin in the heart of the Alaskan park for 10 days.

End of Season Travel Changes Coming Up at Denali National Park

The arrival of October at Denali National Park and Preserve brings both flexibility and changes for visitors who want to drive the Denali Park Road on their own. The famous drive is open to private vehicles as far as the Teklanika River Rest Area at Mile 30 through Friday, October 8, but after that it's a day-to-day thing, depending upon the weather and a road construction project

The Role of Partnerships in the National Park System

Can you imagine what would be missing in the national parks if not for partnerships forged with non-profit groups?

Legislation Would Allow Small Hydro-generation Operation in Denali National Park and Preserve

A proposal working its way through Congress would allow for a small hydro-generation station to be placed in Denali National Park and Preserve to provide electricity for a lodge.
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Updated: Possible Increase In Climbing Fees at Denali, Mount Rainier National Parks Condemned by Climbers

Worries that it might get more expensive to climb Mount McKinley in Denali National Park or Mount Rainier in its namesake park have prompted three climbing groups to ask National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis to stave off any increases.

What Do GOP Politicians Have Against Protecting National Park Landscapes?

Can the irony be any richer? A Republican congressional candidate in North Dakota has suggested drilling for oil and natural gas beneath Theodore Roosevelt National Park. But then, Rick Berg is only the latest GOP candidate to cast eyes on a national park for energy exploration.

Could Joe Miller Really Force the Federal Government to Hand Over Denali National Park to Alaska?

Alaska's latest political upstart, Joe Miller, wants to go Wyoming Gov. David Freudenthal one better. While Governor Freudenthal had threatened to sell state lands within Grand Teton National Park to the highest bidder, Mr. Miller wants the federal government to turn over all national parks to the Alaskan government.

Update: Missing Georgia Hiker Surfaces in Denali National Park and Preserve

There's a happy ending to that search for a missing hiker in Denali National Park and Preserve: John MacGregor walked out of the wilderness Wednesday afternoon with some hikers he ran into.

Another SAR in Alaska, This One for Day Hiker In Denali National Park and Preserve

A search-and-rescue mission was under way in Denali National Park and Preserve on Tuesday for a 54-year-old Georgia man who failed to return from his hike on Sunday as planned.

Pocket Guides Help Explain The Nature You See in National Parks

A series of inexpensive folding pocket guides can help you easily identify some of the nature you see in national parks.

Getting Your First Close-up View of Denali National Park and Preserve

Native Athabascans called it the “High One.” And at 20,230 feet, Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park is a high one. In fact, it's the highest mountain in North America. Everything about Denali National Park is huge, wild and empty.

Cargo Plane Crashes in Denali National Park and Preserve, All On Board Thought Lost

National Transportation and Safety Administration investigators are headed to Denali National Park and Preserve in an effort to determine why a multi-engine cargo plane crashed not far from park headquarters.

National Park Mystery Plant 10 Revealed: It's False Hellebore

Don't mess with this one, folks, and don't let your livestock mess with it either.

No Charges Forthcoming In Shooting of Grizzly In Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park and Preserve officials have concluded that a man who shot and killed a grizzly bear in the park's backcountry back in May did so in self-defense and will not be charged with any crime.

Solo Climber With "Signs of Mental Illness" Plucked Off Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve

A Pennsylvania man who exhibited "signs of mental illness" was plucked off of Mount McKinley in Denali National Park by military crews and taken to a Fairbanks hospital, according to park officials.

Climbing Mount McKinley in Denali National Park This Year Has Been Almost a 50-50 Proposition

With the climbing season in Denali National Park and Preserve winding down, now's a pretty good time to look at how climbers fared this season. Overall, those tackling Mount McKinley have had little better than a 50-50 chance of reaching the summit.

Focusing on Wonder Lake in Denali National Park And Preserve

Autumn comes to Denali National Park and Preserve between the last week of August and the first week of September. During this time, the entire tundra floor (almost the whole landscape) turns shades of yellow and red. This is my favorite time to be in the Alaska interior (except for high-altitude mountaineering where conditions are better in the spring), with changing weather and the mosquitoes gone.

Get to Know What Search and Rescue On Mount McKinley in Denali National Park Is All About

With the climbing season on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve winding down, the park's climbing rangers soon will get a well-deserved break from their search-and-rescue missions. The following video lets you better understand the dedication, demands, and talents of a group of rangers who put their lives on the line daily for others in need.

Midnight Mission Plucks Climber off Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve

A brief weather window allowed rangers to pluck a Belgian climber off Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve three days after his companion died in a fall.

Fire Season Arrives Early and Vigorous In Alaska's National Parks

Though the wildfire season really hasn't started in the Rockies, Sierra Nevada, or Cascade ranges, it's been well under way in Alaska, where national park fire managers are reporting unusual fire behavior.

Belgian Climber Falls 100 Feet To His Death on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve

A Belgian mountaineer leading an ascent up a technical section of Cassin Ridge on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park fell roughly 100 feet to his death when his anchor seemingly failed, park officials said Tuesday.

Two Killed By Backcountry Avalanche in Denali National Park and Preserve

Two men climbing in the Ruth Gorge area of Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve were killed when an avalanche swept down upon them, park officials said Monday.

Grizzly Bear Shot and Killed By Hikers In Denali National Park and Preserve

A grizzly bear that emerged from a thicket and charged two backpackers in the backcountry of Denali National Park and Preserve was shot and killed by one of the two who was carrying a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol, according to park officials.

Schedule For Denali National Park and Preserve Road Lottery Announced

For those of you lucky enough to be in Denali National Park and Preserve in September, it's time to start thinking about entering the annual lottery for permits to drive the park road.

French Climber Dies in Fall on Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve

A French climber working his way up Mount McKinley fell to his death while trying to stop a sled holding his gear from sliding off a section of the West Buttress, according to Denali National Park and Preserve officials.

Some Denali National Park Wolves Are Capable Anglers for Salmon

Is a fish diet healthier for wolves than one comprised solely of red meat? That's hard to say, but some wolves in Denali National Park and Preserve have found that salmon is a great supplement when moose or caribou are scarce.

Denali National Park and Preserve Just About Ready for Summer Season

While spring in the 49th state does tend to lag a bit behind the season in the other states, it is beginning to take root in Alaska, and Denali National Park and Preserve is working on opening its facilities for the summer season.