The trail starts at the Primrose rest area and heads up a gentle ridge until you reach the bench, which provides panoramic views of the park. Wildflowers are abundant in this area and usually peak between July 20 and August 10. The trail gets its name from the Primrose, a pretty purple flower that has only been found here in the park. You also have a good chance of discovering several varities of birds, including the rock ptarmiga, lesser golden plovers, surfbirds, snow buntings, and long-tailed jaggers. Jaggers can be aggressive if humans or other animals get too close to a nesting location. While being dive-bombed by one of these critters may be unnerving, they are not large enough to harm humans so simply retreat if you find yourself in a confrontation.
Mile 16 Denali Park Rd
- Mile 16 Denali Park Rd Denali Park, AK Driving Directions