Denali National Park & Preserve

Denali National Park & Preserve

McGonagall Pass

Latitude, Longitude: 63.232622, -150.731220

This unit is a corridor to the Muldrow Glacier, and the route first used to ascend Denali. Most of the ground between river drainages is a mixture of wet and dry tundra with many ponds. Numerous small hills and mounds make travel strenuous. The climb up to the pass is steep with loose rock. At the pass, one can view the Alaska Range and the Muldrow Glacier at close proximity.


From the Wonder Lake Campground area, follow the McKinley Bar Trail(1/2 mile East of the campground). One must cross the McKinley River to access this unit. Crossing this river is extremely dangerous, and should only be attempted by those with glacial river crossing experience.