Frequently Asked Questions About Visiting Denali
This is the main Denali Visitor Center
The Main Denali Visitor Center has displays, movies, and a help desk. National Park Service Rangers can answer your questions and give you good suggestions.
The Wilderness Access Center
Catch your bus at the Wilderness Access Center. Drivers don't sell tickets. You'll have to buy your bus ticket at the desk inside the Wilderness Access Center.
Savage River Rest Area Cabin
The nails on the shutters of this ranger cabin keep bears from breaking in. Nails sometimes work, but big grizzlies like to use them as back scratchers.
Horseshoe Lake Water
You can fill up your water bottles at the Wilderness Access Center. The trail to Horseshoe Lake is a nice walk. Ask for directions on how to get there. There are sometimes ranger guided hikes to the lake.
Inside the main Denali Visitor Center
You'll find interesting displays about the park, its history, animals, and the Denali ecosystem as well as a ranger help desk.
Wilderness Access Parking Lot
This is where you pick up your tickets, make campground reservations and catch your bus. It has a big parking lot with plenty of room for large RV's.
Savage River Trailhead
Just before the bridge at mile 15 is a rest area. On nice days, the parking lot is often full. There is a trail that goes up towards a rock formation. Always go with someone, even on an easy hike. Don't get tempted to scramble up rocky slopes or cross rivers. Stay out of thick brush.