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.
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 beginning of the Denali Park Road in Denali. You can click on the map marker to get directions from wherever you are. Following this is the official park map provided by the National Park Service. You can view either the original PDF file (sometimes very large files) or a simple image file. The map links will open in a new tab. Note that while this map is useful for general navigation around the park, if you are planning to do any hiking, you should really have a proper Denali Trail Map.
Below you will find a list of airports most convenient for a trip to Denali, listed in order of distance. 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, AK (FAI): 121 miles by car to Denali
– Visit TripAdvisor for multi-site airfare search and more FAI airport information
– Visit Expedia to search all available rental cars at FAI via Priceline
- Anchorage, AK (ANC): 245 miles by car to Denali
– Visit TripAdvisor for multi-site airfare search and more ANC airport information
– Visit Expedia to search all available rental cars at ANC via Priceline