Denali National Park & Preserve News
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Prescribed Fires in Denali in October 2023
October 10, 2023 | 11:01 am
Fire Management staff at Denali National Park and Preserve will conduct a prescribed burn of the slash piles in the vicinity of the Denali Post Office near the entrance of the Park Road between October 11 and November 10, 2023.
Denali Park Road Open to Teklanika
September 15, 2023 | 11:40 am
Denali National Park and Preserve will officially open the Park Road to private vehicle traffic to mile 30, the Teklanika Rest Area, on September 15, 2023.
Update on Aircraft Recovery Effort in Denali National Park and Preserve
August 21, 2023 | 12:15 pm
Denali National Park and Preserve mountaineering rangers, working closely with TEMSCO helicopter pilots and mechanic staff, have determined that recovery of pilot Jason Tucker and passenger Nicolas Blace on board the PA-18 aircraft that crashed on a tributary of the West Fork of the Yenta River on August 9 cannot be performed safely at this time.
Update on Yentna Aircraft Accident in Denali National Park
August 12, 2023 | 10:03 am
After three reconnaissance flights to the site of a PA-18 aircraft accident in the southwest preserve of Denali National Park and Preserve, officials have determined that the pilot and one passenger are presumed to have died in the crash.
Portion of Clear Creek Fire is in the North Denali Border
August 11, 2023 | 4:02 pm
The Clear Creek Fire was identified on August 5, 2023, and is 52,673 acres in size and currently in "monitor status." Approximately 1,000 acres of the fire are in the northern boundary of Denali National Park and Preserve along the Toklat River to the east and in some rocky ridges with low fuel to the west.
Plane Crash in Denali's Southwest Preserve
August 10, 2023 | 3:09 pm
Denali National Park and Preserve officials were informed by the Alaska Air National Guard Rescue Coordination Center (AKRCC) that they had initiated a search for an overdue aircraft in the park’s southwest preserve. Military personnel have located the aircraft wreckage in a narrow ravine. Denali National Park and Preserve rangers will fly to the site Friday afternoon to assist with the investigation.
All Areas of Denali National Park and Preserve are Closed to Snowmachine Use
May 24, 2023 | 3:02 pm
All areas that were open for snowmobile use are now closed for the season.
Stranded Climbers on the Ruth Glacier Rescued
May 22, 2023 | 8:03 am
Denali National Park and Preserve rangers conducted a rescue on Peak 11,300 on the West Fork of the Ruth Glacier on Sunday, May 21, 2023.
Fallen Climber Located on Upper Peters Glacier
May 20, 2023 | 9:37 pm
Denali National Park and Preserve rangers have located a climber who fell from a 16,000 foot ridge on the West Buttress to the Peters Glacier on the evening of Friday, May 19. The patient was evacuated from 15,100 feet with minor injuries.
Rangers Initiate Search for Fallen Climber
May 20, 2023 | 1:53 pm
Denali National Park and Preserve rangers began an aerial and ground search for a climber who fell from the 16,000 foot ridge on the West Buttress to the Peters Glacier on the evening of Friday, May 19.