Either drive your own car or take the free shuttle 15 miles out the park road to the Savage River check station. This is a popular hiking trail, and you won’t be alone, but at least you’re away from the entrance area and entering the true wilderness of Denali National Park. This is a tundra walk on a developed trail that follows the river. Good hike for kids, with possibility of seeing Dall sheep, marmots, and caribou. You can do a loop walk, thanks to a bridge that crosses the Savage River just about one - half mile downstream.
Length: 2 miles Roundtrip Elvation: Minimal Time: 1.5 - 2 hrs.
Either drive your own car or take the free shuttle 15 miles out the park road to the Savage River check station. This is a…
Summer: May 18th to September 11th
Daily tours at the Robert G. White Large Animal Research Station (LARS) at University of Alaska Fairbanks provide visitors with the chance to view muskoxen and reindeer while learning about ongoing research studying the adaptations enabling these arctic animals to survive and thrive in extremely cold temperatures.
Caribou trails weave back and forth across the alpine slopes above Stony Hill. These trails are evidence of the seasonal migration patterns of Denali’s caribou. Find out why caribou undertake this migration, and where you can expect to find them depending on the season.
Caribou can be seen anywhere on the Kenai River estuarine area but are more frequently seen on the east side of the Bridge Access Road. They have their calves here in the spring and feed the rest of the summer and fall. They are commonly seen but there are no guarantees with caribou.
This hike does not require crossing any glaciers or dangerous streams, which makes for a good overnight hike for those who carry an overnight camping permit. Wildlife may be seen all along the way, often there are grizzly bears, wolves and caribou. Sheep are seen on the high mountains. If camping overnight, be aware of the high night winds.
This hike does not require crossing any glaciers or dangerous streams, which makes for a good overnight hike for…