Denali National Park & Preserve

Stunning New Video Features Aurora Borealis At Denali National Park

The aurora borealis (Northern Lights) have long been a source of fascination for people fortunate to live in—or visit—locations where they are visible. Now, thanks to the photographic and musical talents of two volunteers, all of us can enjoy a beautiful time-lapse video of the aurora over Denali National Park.

Denali Road Lottery Entries Must be Submitted Online

If you want to enter this year's Denali National Park & Preserve road lottery, which is scheduled for September 16-19, 2011, you can do it at any time during June, but you'll have to do it online.

Mt. McKinley Fall Claims Lives of Two Climbers

A climbing fall at Mt. McKinley's Denali Pass took the lives of two mountaineers on Wednesday and critically injured two others.

Mount McKinley Flightseeing? Sure, Let's Go!

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Denali Climbing Season Is Underway

During the late April to early July climbing season on Mt. McKinley, more than 1,100 climbers from all over the world will be testing themselves against a windy, cold, and snowy 20,000-footer that rates as one of the world's most challenging climbs.

National Park Mystery Spot 6 Revealed: It’s the Sled Dog Kennels at Denali

The mystery spot wasn’t all that hard to figure out if you had a pretty good handle on herbs, fish, and Santa’s reindeer.

National Park Mystery Spot 3 Revealed: It’s “The High One”

Mount McKinley is the highest peak in North America.

National Park Quiz 55: Climbing

This week’s national park quiz will find out how much you know about climbing in the national parks. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we’ll make you write on the whiteboard 100 times: “Placing protection without due regard for security has been the last mortal act of many a weekend climber.”

Sky Diving at Denali National Park? A Florida-Based Company Thinks It's a Great Idea

Mt. McKinley.
Denali National Park and Preserve is home to the highest mountain in North America, a distinction that inevitably attracts mountaineers and sightseers from all over the world. Now a new twist in possible activities at Denali is under discussion: sky diving.

Paving the Way to Denali National Park & Preserve

Completion of the Parks Highway in 1971 quite literally paved the way to Mount McKinley National Park, tripling its visitation within two years. The park now named Denali celebrates its 92nd birthday today, and the Parks Highway remains its only automobile-friendly link to the world.

Going to Denali Next Summer? It's Not Too Soon to Make Some Essential Reservations

Denali National Park scene.
The recent winter weather may have you thinking more about travel to Florida or Arizona instead of Alaska, but if you're considering a trip to Denali National Park next summer, it's not too soon to make reservations for the park bus system or campgrounds.

Fresh Search Teams Arrive at Denali National Park to Help Locate Missing Women

Tuesday’s efforts to locate two missing backpackers in Denali National Park were fruitless, despite the best efforts of eleven ground teams and four aircraft crews. Today’s operation will more thoroughly search high priority areas and send ground teams into higher terrain. Five new teams will help out.

Backpackers Remain Missing at Denali National Park & Preserve

Hikers Abby Flantz and Erica Nelson remain missing since failing to return last Friday from an overnight backpacking trip in Denali National Park & Preserve. Rescuers continue to search a 100-square mile area of the Savage River drainage.

Denali National Park Officials Intensify Search for Missing Backpackers

Searchers in Denali National Park have been unable to locate two female backpackers missing since Friday when they didn't return from a scheduled overnight trip in the park. Officials have intensified ground and aerial search efforts in a 100-square mile area of rugged, trailless terrain.
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