Denali Highway

Total Miles


1,264.34 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This 135-mile road is only open in the summer months, but snomobiles use it in the winter. On this dirt road, you will see glaciers, tundra landscapes, tall sharp mountains and get a chance to view widlife. This is a great area in the late summer to pick berries and view wildlife. Many people bring their RVs to go hunting, camping or just to enjoy the remoteness of the Denali Highway. You will pass through the Alaska Mountain Range and be rewarded with many incredible overlooks including views of Mt. Hayes (13,700 ft) and Mt. Deborah (12,688 ft). There are several camp grounds with pit style toilets. Make sure to be prepared, as services are limited. There aren't many road obstacles other than ruts and some potentialy muddy areas. Dont' be decieved if you see miles of graded road. Most of the highway is not maintained, and there are very little travellers on it. The recommended speed limit is 30 mph.

Photos of Denali Highway

Denali Highway
Denali Highway
Denali Highway

Technical Rating


Status Reports

Suryanshu P
Jun 16, 2024
Half of this highway is paved now and the other half is a smooth gravel road with some dirt sections. Very easy to do in the summer for all vehicles. Beautiful views along the way and many off shoot trails for added fun and complexity.

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