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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.
If you’d like to plot directions from your location use the interactive map below. The marker shows the location of the Wilderness Access Center in Denali.
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 Alaska. 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)
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)
Official Park Map
Below is the official park map 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). Note that while this map is useful for general navigation around the park, if you plan to do any hiking, you should really have a proper Denali Trail Map.