Visiting Denali National Park in 2023
For years an ongoing landslide has intermittently closed part of the Denali Park Road, requiring an incredible effort to keep the area safely maintained for visitors and staff. The National Park Service is now moving forward with a permanent solution.
In the summer of 2023 construction will continue on a bridge to bypass the landslide. 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 2023 Denali Bus Tours
- Tundra Wilderness Tour - The classic Denali National Park experience. In 2023 the Tundra Wilderness Tour will travel 42 miles one way with a turnaround at the historic Murie Cabin at East Fork River. Read more about the experience here.
- Denali Natural History Tour - Focusing on the human history of Denali National Park, this tour includes two interpretative presentations and turns around at Mile 17 on the Park Road. See more here.
Denali Wilderness Lodges
You can book these lodges directly. Our reservation agents are available to help plan a package around a Kantishna lodge stay, 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.