Access to drive the restricted portion of the Denali Park Road as far as Mile 30 Teklanika Rest Area. Permits issued in one hour blocks, but traffic will be allowed to enter only in first 45 minutes of the hour. There is a 15 minute pause in traffic to allow a gap in traffic flow for wildlife. Please review additional information on the main Denai Park Road Timed Entry page including Fees and Cancellations, Facility Information, as well as a breakdown of the steps needed to book a permit and a link to an FAQ.
The permit holder must be in the vehicle at the time of entry at the Savage River Check Station at Mile 15 of the park road. Be prepared to show ID, permit and proof of entrance fee payment or park pass.
Permit holders must check in at the Savage River Check Station within 45 minutes after their ticket start time. Plan for a 30-minute drive from park entrance to Savage River (Mile 15). Please keep our rangers healthy by ensuring all vehicle occupants wear a mask or face-covering during vehicle check-in.
Vehicles must be east of the Savage River Check Station by 9:00 p.m. Once vehicles have left the restricted section of road, there is no reentry. This permit is valid for one round trip.
All permit holders and drivers must watch the 4-minute video on the Rules of Driving the Denali Park Road.
Maximum vehicle length: 40 ft. Trailers are not permitted and must be dropped off at the Riley Creek Day Use Area. If camping at Teklanikia Campground with a valid permit, trailers may be left at your campsite.
Vehicles may not park on the road or road shoulder. Parking is allowed in parking areas identified by green cones only. No overnight parking.
Speed limit is 35 mph unless otherwise posted
Drive with your headlights on and stay to the right.
When passing pedestrians, bicycles, road workers and heavy equipment, pass at no more than 10 mph or a “no dust” speed, whichever is lower.
Be aware of common road hazards such as limited visibility and rough or slick road surfaces.
It is your responsibility to comply with Denali National Park’s mandated distances from wildlife. Stay 300 yards (300m) away from bears and 25 yards (25m) from all other animals, dens, and nests.
A brief stop for wildlife viewing, photo opportunity or other reasons is allowed; however, all occupants must remain in the vehicle. If your pet disturbs wildlife when you pause to view animal(s), you must continue driving to prevent your pet from harassing wildlife.
Report all emergencies or hazards to park rangers.
Check the Current Conditions webpage for road status. Permits will not be rescheduled or refunded for inclement weather.
Pets that fit inside your vehicle are welcome. Leashed pets (6' or shorter leash) may be walked on the park road, in parking lots, or on campground roads. Tethered pets may not be left unattended and pets may not be transported in the open bed of a truck. In general, pets are not permitted on park trails nor off-trail; the exceptions to this rule are the Roadside Hiking Trail and the Roadside Bike Trail
This permit may not be used in conjunction with a bus ticket. All bus passengers must board buses at the park entrance.