Visiting Denali National Park in 2022

An ongoing landslide closed part of the Denali Park Road in late summer 2021. The landslide is at mile 45 on the road along a steep section known as Pretty Rocks in Polychrome Pass.

The National Park Service will begin construction of a bridge to bypass the landslide in the summer of 2022. The project is expected to take two years. During construction visitors will still have access to 43 scenic miles of the Park Road. Here's what to expect from park tours, plus some unique activities off the road.

Special 2022 Denali Bus Tours

  • Tundra Wilderness Tour - The classic Denali National Park experience. In 2022 the Tundra Wilderness Tour will travel 42 miles one way with a turnaround at the historic East Fork Cabin. Read more about the experience here.
  • Denali Natural History Tour - Focusing on the human history of Denali National Park, this half-day tour includes two interpretative presentations and turns around at Mile 30 on the Park Road. See more here.
  • Kantishna Bus Tours - Due to lack of access to the end of the Park Road, the full-day Denali Backcountry Adventure and Kantishna Wilderness Trails bus tours are still determining how they will operate in 2022. New reservations are not currently available. Please check back for modified itineraries for these tours.

Denali Wilderness Lodges

Both the Kantishna Roadhouse and Denali Backcountry Lodge are located within the Park Road closure area. These properties may only open to fly-in guests in 2022, but this has not yet been determined. Until more details are known, we encourage you to secure lodging outside the park for your preferred travel days. Note that the "double booking" will be fully refundable should the lodges open.

Our reservation agents are available to help coordinate, just give us a call at 800-208-0200 for more information.

Denali Excursions Off the Park Road

Though quite popular, bus tours and lodges down the Park Road are just a few of the many ways to experience the Denali National Park area. Here are some options:

  • Rent a Jeep for the day. Drive the public portion of the Park Road, head up to Healy or down to Cantwell, or go even further with a full-day rental to the quieter Denali State Park.
  • Check out the Denali Highway. Jeep driving, but with a guide, along the eastern Alaska range.
  • Take a guided hike. Explore the park's frontcountry trails alongside a local on a moderate Denali Walking Tour or longer Denali Park Interpretive Hike.

You can find more options for your particular dates and interests with our Alaska Activity Finder.