The following shuttles are available for the convenience of Denali’s visitors. The Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture, Denali National Park and Preserve’s authorized concessionaire, is happy to provide these services at no additional cost.
Riley Creek Loop Shuttle
The Riley Creek Loop shuttle bus provides transportation between bus stops in the Denali National Park & Preserve Front Country. It services the Denali Visitor Center Campus, Train Depot, Wilderness Access Center, Riley Creek Mercantile, Riley Creek Campground, Horseshoe Lake Trailhead and the Murie Science and Learning Center. Information about schedules and routes can be found at the Denali Visitor Center or the Wilderness Access Center.
Sled Dog Demonstration Bus
Denali National Park and Preserve is the only location in the National Park System to be patrolled by dog sled in the winter months. During the summer season, the National Park Service provides Sled Dog Demonstrations, offering the visitors an opportunity to meet these incredible and unique National Park Service employees up close. For your convenience, a free shuttle is available for this program. Buses depart from the Denali Visitor Center Campus bus stop no later than 40 minutes before the demonstration and will return you to the same location after the program. Many lodges provide courtesy buses to the Denali Visitor Center Campus in time for the connection to the demonstration. More information about program schedules and shuttle stop locations is available at the Denali Visitor Center and the Wilderness Access Center.
Savage River Shuttle
The Savage River is a 2-hour roundtrip bus ride from the park entrance to the Savage River area at Mile 15 on the Park Road. Walking trails, hiking, and great views of the Outer Alaska Ranges make this a wonderful location for an introduction to Denali National Park and Preserve. The Savage River Shuttle departs hourly in both directions during peak season. During the shoulder season more information can be found at the Wilderness Access Center.
Traveling with Children
Please note that Alaska State Law requires children to be in a car or buses in a booster seat as follows:
- Children younger than 1 year of age or less than 20 pounds (9 kilograms) must be in a rear facing infant seat.
- Children 1 to 4 years and at least 20 pounds (9 kilograms) must be in a child restraint.
- Children 5 through 7 years who are less than 57 inches (1.4 meters) tall or less than 65 pounds (30 kilograms) must be in a booster seat. Booster seats are no longer required for children ages 4-7 once they reach 57 inches (1.4 meters) tall or weigh 65+ pounds (30 kilograms).
- Parents are responsible for providing the appropriate car seat.