Great news! Denali Park Road is now open as far as the Mountain Vista Rest Area (mile 12) for travel by private vehicles and commercial vehicles with permits.
Mid-winter in #Denali offers enjoyable conditions for visiting the park, as there is good snow coverage for winter recreational activities, coupled with longer days. The Mountain Vista Rest Area is an ideal location for viewing Denali, as well as heading out further into the park via snowshoes, skis or dog sleds. The area has vault toilets and picnic shelters, but other amenities – including additional picnic tables – may be under snow.
Travel beyond park headquarters at mile 3 will be weather dependent, as plowing the road further west will be a lower priority during and after a snowstorm. Visitors are encouraged to call 907-683-9532 for updated road and weather information.