Warm weather is easing the process of clearing the Park Road in Denali National Park. According to a press release on Thursday, the road will be open to the Teklanika Rest area beginning Friday.
The spring thaw has also brought out some of Denali National Park’s wildlife. According to the National Park Service, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, ravens, ptarmigans, fox, eagles, and a wolverine have been sighted. The bears are evidently still waking up, however, as the road clearing crew has not reported any sightings, yet.
While the road will be open to private vehicles, the Park Service cautions visitors that snow and ice can still be present, especially in shaded areas.