Denali National Park and Preserve

New Tour At Denali National Park Designed To Pack A Lot Into A Little Time

Denali National Park and Preserve is a huge landscape, covering more than 6 million acres. Not surprisingly, this size can be daunting when it comes to planning a trip to the Alaskan park. A new tour debuting this summer could help you get the most out of your visit.
Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods In Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods, Christine Byl recalls long days of working on trails in Glacier and Denali national parks. She clears brush, digging ditches, building bridges, cleaning up after forest fires, and blasting snow. An inside look on what it takes to make trails accessible to hikers.

Denali And Rainier: Classic Climbs And Challenges

Mountaineers have a mystique all their own. They are the stuff of legends.

Plowing Of Denali National Park Road To Begin Sunday

National Park Service road crews will begin preparations for the annual spring road opening on Sunday, March 10.

Denali National Park Officials Debating Whether To Extend Plowing Of Park Road

Denali National Park officials are considering the possibility of plowing the park road an additional nine miles in winter, to the Mountain Vista Rest Area, to give visitors a bit more access.

Sen. Murkowski Wants Mount McKinley Renamed "Denali"

Saying the tallest mountain in North America deserves a Native American name, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has introduced legislation to rename Mount McKinley in Denali National Park as "Denali."

Reservations For 2013 Seats On Shuttle Buses And Campgrounds At Denali National Park Now Open

If you're making plans to visit Denali National Park and Preserve next year, you'd can make reservations now for a seat on the park shuttle bus or a campsite in four of the Denali's largest campgrounds.

Denali National Park Schedules Hearing On Proposed Changes To Bear, Wolf, & Coyote Hunting

A hearing has been scheduled for December 12 at Denali National Park and Preserve to take public comment on proposed changes to bear hunting in National Park System units in Alaska.

Wounded Warriors Tackled Mount McKinley In Denali National Park And Preserve

A group of "wounded warriors," veterans from, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, tackled Mount McKinley in Denali National Park in June. This is their story.

San Diego Man Identified As Victim Of Fatal Grizzly Mauling In Denali National Park

A 49-year-old San Diego man has been identified as the victim of a fatal grizzly bear mauling in Denali National Park and Preserve. Park officials also say the bear believed responsible was shot and killed by an Alaska state trooper.

Solo Backpacker Fatally Mauled By Grizzly In Denali National Park

A solo backpacker along the Toklat River in Denali National Park has been fatally mauled by a grizzly bear, according to park officials, who added it was believed to be the first fatal mauling in the park's history.

String Orchestra Performing At Denali National Park

Denali National Park and Preserve is hosting a special free string orchestra concert on Saturday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at the Denali Visitor Center.

Ground Search Suspended For Climbers Hit By Avalanche On Mount McKinley In Denali National Park

Falling into a crevasse, often a fatal step for a mountaineer, saved a member of a Japanese climbing team on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park, but four other members of his team apparently were swept to their deaths by an avalanche.

Avalanche Presumed To Have Killed Four Climbers On Mount McKinley In Denali National Park

Four of five members of a Japanese team are presumed dead on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park after an avalanche swept over them as they descended the West Buttress.

Where The Wild Things Are: Untamed Americas

Where are the wild things? For those who call a metropolitan area home, and seldom leave its concrete and steel confines, that might be a reasonable question. National Geographic has the answers for you in a two-night series, Untamed Americas, that debuts this Sunday and Monday nights.

New Sled Dog Pups At Denali National Park Featured On YouTube And Live Webcam

Three new puppies arrived at the Sled Dog Kennel at Denali National Park and Preserve on May 3, and they’re attracting plenty of fans via a new video on YouTube and images on the park’s “Puppy Cam.”

Accidents Claim Lives Across The National Park System

Summer hasn't yet officially arrived, yet the number of visitors dying during visits to units of the National Park System is growing.

Denali National Park Marking National Trails Day With New Hiking Trail

A new trail is coming to Denali National Park and Preserve, and in honor of National Trails Day the general public is being invited to help with the construction.

Finnish Mountaineer Second To Die This Spring On Mt. McKinley In Denali National Park

A Finnish mountaineer descending Mount McKinley on skis became the second climber to die on the mountain this spring when he fell and tumbled 2,000 feet and became lodged in a crevasse, Denali National Park officials said Thursday.

Climber Dies In Fall From Mount McKinley In Denali National Park

A climber trying to stop a sliding backpack fell more than 1,000 feet to his death on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park, becoming the first fatality of the mountain's climbing season, according to park officials.

National Park Week Quiz #8 Revealed: The Unjumbled Jumbles

ODBFRED, not ORBFRED!

Visiting Denali National Park This Summer? Join A Ranger For A Discovery Hike

Got your ticket punched for a visit to Denali National Park and Preserve this summer? Don't miss the opportunity to join a park ranger for a Discovery Hike into the park.

Reader Participation Day: What National Park Place Names Should Be Changed?

Place names in long-standing public use are seldom changed, but it does happen from time to time. What named places in the national parks should be given different names? Should we re-name any of the 397 national parks?

Denali National Park and Preserve Ponders Increased Plowing of Park Road

Visitors interested in winter activities in Denali National Park and Preserve—and the small number of off-season tourists who just want to see the famous mountain—might have increased opportunities in coming years. The park is considering plowing an additional nine miles of road into the park, and is seeking public input on the idea.

Millions Of Dollars Heading To National Parks For Road, Multiple-Use Trail Improvements

Millions of dollars are flowing to the National Park System for work on aging roads and multiple-use trails in need of some TLC, and transportation systems thanks to the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in the Parks program overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

NPCA Accuses Alaska Officials of Waging "Quiet War" Against Bears

Contending that the state of Alaska has "declared a quiet war" on bears, National Parks Conservation Association officials on Friday urged the Alaska Board of Game to curtail bear baiting, snaring, and spotlighting of bears in national preserves in the state.

Applications Being Accepted for Research Projects In Denali and Other Alaskan Parks

The National Park Service and the Murie Science and Learning Center are seeking applicants for two research fellowships that are available to individuals wishing to conduct research in Denali National Park and Preserve and other arctic and subarctic Alaska national parks.

Rangers Ready To Lead You Into Denali National Park and Preserve This Winter

Rangers are ready to lead you into the landscape of Denali National Park and Preserve on weekends this winter.

New Fee Schedule At Denali National Park and Preserve

A new fee structure is in place at Denali National Park and Preserve. Out is the old $20 per vehicle entrance fee. In is a $10 per person fee for visitors age 16 and older.

2011 Visitation to National Park Units In Alaska Up About 2 Percent Over 2010 Figures

Tourism traffic to Alaskan units of the National Park System grew by roughly 2 percent in 2011 to a total of 2.32 million visitors, according to preliminary National Park Service statistics.
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