UPDATED: 08/08/2019 11:11
Denali National Park, Alaska, August 7, 2019– Earlier today, Denali National Park and Preserve issued a notice of closure for the Denali Park Road. The National Park Service has closed the road at mile 30 beginning 7 am on Thursday, August 8th. At this time none of our Denali offerings are impacted. We are monitoring the situation and will contact guests as needed.
Our Denali Self-Guided Jeep Safari, Denali Backcountry Safari, and Denali National Park Adventure – Summer tours are operating as usual and have not been impacted by this closure.
For those on other Denali National Park bus tours, you can find alternative options at https://stampedenew.wpengine.com/denalitours.
From Denali National Park:
“Due to extended periods of heavy and steady rain over the past several weeks, the Denali National Park & Preserve Road will be closed to public vehicle access at mile 30 (Teklanika Rest Stop) beginning 7 a.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2019. This closure includes park transit and tour buses.
Since August 1, vehicle traffic on the Park Road has been periodically disrupted by rock falls and debris slides beyond mile 30. The extended heavy and steady rains have continued to saturate the road surface and surrounding soils, increasing the potential for landslides, debris flows, and associated safety risks. Weather forecasts indicate that this precipitation pattern is likely continue into the near future and could prolong the situation.
During this time, the park will assess the road conditions and make determinations about the extent of the closure. Additional information will be released as decisions affecting the status of the Park Road are made.“