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Getting to Denali National Park

Denali National Park is located in south-central Alaska, between the state’s two major cities Anchorage and Fairbanks. While not close to either one, Fairbanks is closer. There is an area of lodging and other services right outside of the park entrance, and more about 10 miles north in the town of Healy.

Driving to Denali

The road entrance to Denali National Park is located off of AK-3, the George Parks Highway. It is 240 miles north of Anchorage or 125 miles south of Fairbanks. Healy is 12 miles north. In the summer a popular way to get to Denali is to take the Denali Star Train directly to the entrance. It is operated by the Alaska State Railroad.

Below you will find an interactive map showing the location of the Wilderness Access Center in Denali. Following this are the official park maps provided by the National Park Service. You can view either the original PDF file or a simple JPEG image file (some of these files can be quite large). The map links will open in a new tab. Note that while these maps are useful for general navigation around the park, if you plan to do any hiking, you should really have a proper Denali Trail Map.

Flying to Denali

Below you will find a listing of the two major airports in Alaska. Fairbanks is significantly closer to Denali, but Anchorage has far more service, and is closer to the other more visited parks in the state. For each airport we give useful links for further information on the airport, as well as flight and rental car bookings. These links already have the destination airport selected for your convenience. For price searches, simply enter your origin and dates.

Fairbanks International Airport (FAI)

  • Located in Fairbanks, Alaska, 120 miles by car to Denali entrance
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Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)

  • Located in Anchorage, Alaska, 243 miles by car to Denali entrance
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