Denali National Park & Preserve

Denali National Park & Preserve

News in Denali

A Light Earthquake Has Been Felt in the Area of Denali National Park

September 25, 2008, 2:01 pm
A blue-ribbon commission comprising scientists, conservationists, politicians and other community leaders met recently at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village to discuss the future role of America's national parks. The "National Parks Second Century Commission" met in Westlake because of the city's proximity to the Santa Monica Mountains National ...

Fall Foliage Season Is Longer Than You Think

August 20, 2008, 9:56 am
New England's fall foliage typically peaks in late September and early October. But around the country, leaf-peeping season runs longer than you might think. Autumn comes early in Alaska, brushing Denali National Park with purple and gold in late August. In warmer climates and near sea level, fall colors can ...

Denali National Park celebrates Eielson Visitor Center opening

August 13, 2008, 7:25 am
Denali National Park has planned a huge celebration to officially open the Eielson Visitor Center tomorrow. Designated buses will carry officials and media out to milepost 66 on the Park Road to the newly opened Visitor Center to take part in the ...


August 5, 2008, 8:07 am
Dark clouds and thick fog cloak the Alaska Range and surrounding lowlands, as if some gray, sodden blanket has been dropped over the landscape. There's no hope of seeing The High One, 20,320-foot Denali (officially known as Mt. McKinley). And in all this soupy grayness, there's little hope of ...

A search for the coldest ice worm

August 1, 2008, 8:15 am
Ice worms, so small and wispy that several would fit on your fingertip, live on warmish glaciers, eating algae and slithering toward the few spots in the narrow range of temperature they can endure. Ice worms die if the temperature drops much below freezing. At temperatures comfortable for humans, ...

Denali National Park tests hybrid buses

July 21, 2008, 9:42 am
ANCHORAGE — For years, visitors wanting to see Denali National Park's grizzly bears, moose, sheep and caribou have had to ride school buses that polluted the air and spoiled the tranquillity with their noisy, carbon dioxide-spewing diesel engines. Now park officials are testing a hybrid bus that promises to run ...

Denali National Park Goes Greener With New Hybrid Commercial Bus From IC Bus

July 18, 2008, 8:19 am
DENALI, Alaska, July 17, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ ----Visitors to Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve, one of the largest protected intact ecosystems in the world, will now have the opportunity to explore the park with the aid of an environmentally friendly vehicle -- a fuel-efficient and emissions-reducing hybrid ...

Denali Park’s New Eielson Visitor Center Is a Marvel of ‘Green’ Engineering

June 30, 2008, 8:05 am
Paula and George Hatchman rode a shuttle bus into Denali National Park this month. When the bus driver announced their arrival at the new Eielson Visitor Center, they wondered if he was joking. “You wouldn’t even know it was here,” said the visitor from Australia. “It just blends with the ...

Gaylord Woman Rescued in Denali National Park

June 27, 2008, 8:40 am
A rural Gaylord woman and her friend were found safe last Wednesday, June 18 after being lost for six days in Denali National Park, Alaska. Abby Flantz, 25, of rural Gaylord and her friend, Erica Nelson, 23, of Las Vegas, set out Thursday, June 12 for an overnight camping trip ...

Denali Backpackers Missing for Days Found Alive

June 18, 2008, 2:53 pm
Two women missing in Denali National Park and Preserve were located alive and well Wednesday. Backpackers Abby Flantz, 25, of Gaylord, Minn., and Erica Nelson, 23, of Las Vegas were located in the Dry Creek drainage in the eastern portion of the search area, National Park Service spokeswoman Kris ...

Denali National Park Rangers Continue Search for Two Missing, Overdue Hikers

June 18, 2008, 8:37 am
Park officials were searching Sunday for a pair of missing hikers in Denali National Park and Preserve. The hikers, both women in their 20s who work at a lodge near the park, were due back Friday from what they’d indicated was to be a one-night backpacking trip, park spokeswoman Kris ...

Destination: Denali National Park, Alaska

May 14, 2008, 11:20 am
GET AWAY: If you've already cruised Alaska's Inside Passage, return to see the state's magnificent interior. Denali National Park, 140 miles north of Anchorage, is home to Mount McKinley (also called Denali) — at 20,320 feet, North America's highest mountain. Wildlife from grizzly bears to moose live in the ...

Denali mountain climbers can now register online

April 24, 2008, 11:57 am
Online registration is now available for mountaineers attempting climbs of Mount McKinley or Mount Foraker.Park officials say the system is a quick, safe way for climbers to register with park officials. All climbers attempting McKinley or Foraker are required to pre-register with Denali National Park and Preserve at least ...