by Phillip Manning ~ December 11th, 2013
Denali National Park is seeking public comment on improvements to the Horseshoe Lake Trail. The trail is located at Mile 1 of the Park Road and, according to Park Service, is used by over 200 visitors per day in the summer. The National Park Service says that the trail is eroding, and wear on the trail after seventy years of use, and some damage is being done to beaver habitat.
The Park’s plan is to extend the trail, install two water crossings, and converting an unofficial trail that leads to an overlook. Other “social trails” would be replanted. The hope is that improved access on the approved trail would prevent damage from visitors creating their own trails to reach popular areas.