Denali National Park and Preserve Warnings and Dangers

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Most Viewed Warnings and Dangers in Denali National Park and Preserve

  • 1. Wildlife

    I was taking a mid-afternoon hike in early August along the beautiful Savage River Loop Trail in Denali National Park, and was not more than half a mile from returning to the parking lot where I had...

  • 2. Weather

    The weather in the Denali Park itself, especially as you go deeper into its realm and higher into its altitudes, is very much in flux. It may seem like a pretty nice day as you board your park bus,...

  • 3. Loss of Property in Bear Bins

    If you use the walk-in camping area, exercise extreme care in placing food, cosmetic and medicinal items (as well as all cookware) in the bear-proof bins...

  • 4. To DEET or not to DEET

    If head gear hair is a concern of yours, you might be tempted to forego the fashionable mosquito net head gear and slather mosquito repellent (DEET) all over...

  • 5. Haute couture

    Denali -- and particularly the Kantishna area -- is known for its mosquitos, particularly in early summer and through July. After all, the mosquito is Alaska's...

  • 6. Do not stay here

    If you plan to stay in the backcountry, or take the bus tour, you'll need to spend the night at the mouth of the park the night before going into the Park. We...

  • 7. Some precautions

    To research what you should be careful for in the park would go beyond the scope of this website, however I will list some of the well known things to watch out...

  • 8. Bear Country

    Denali National Park is home to both black bears and grizzly bears. The bears of Denali are wild creatures, free to behave as they wish. For your own protection...

  • 9. Rock Flour Runaway

    In the summer, Denali's rivers "run high." Snowmelt in the high country increases the outflow into channels and streams, which ultimately run into the series of...

  • 10. You Might Get No Peek at the Peak

    Descriptions of Denali's weather and what to expect from wind and rain have already been given elsewhere. Local custom expects to see Denali on average only one...

  • 11. Know The Terrain

    The picture seems to show a fairly simple low-brush country leading to the distant peaks, but be not deceived. Described as "worthless" by one bus driver, the...

  • 12. Noise: The Proper Vanguard in the Bush

    Except for cases when your hike takes you through open terrain, the reaches of Denali are often choked with alder or hidden by endless stands of spruce. Though...

  • 13. Bladder Control

    I think we stopped four times at locations that had actual facilities. Unless you are comfortable doing your business on the tundra, you need to take advantage...

  • 14. Fear of Heights

    If you have a fear of heights, better get over it. There are some parts along the road where you are 5000 feet over the valley below and the guardrail, assuming...

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