National Geographic : 2016 Feb
3 8 3 3 0mi 10 0km 10 CariboufallandwintermigrationWolfmovementWolfmovementW olf moveme nt DENALI NATIONAL PRESERVE DENALI NATIONAL PRESERVE DENALI NATIONAL PARK DENALI STATE PARK ALASKARAILROADGEORGEPARKSHIGHWAYSTAMPEDETRAIL PA RKR OA D(restrictedsection)DE N ALIHI GHWAY (u nrestric ted) ( ROA D) ALASKARAILROADRANGEALASKAKANTISHNAHILLS WYOMING HILLS KICHATNAMOUNTAINS DENALI (Mount McKinley) Mount Foraker 17,400 ft 5,304 m Mount Hunter 14,573 ft 4,442 m South Peak 20,310 ft 6,190 m North Peak 19,470 ft 5,934 m Healy Cantwell Kantishna Talkeetna Eielson Visitor Center Denali Visitor Center Wilderness Access Center Park Headquarters East Fork Cabin Wolf Townships NenanaCanyonTraleikaGl. West F orkGl.BrooksGl.YentnaGlacierKahiltnaGlacierTokositnaGlacier Buckskin GlacierEldridgeGlacierRuthGlacierMuldrowGlacier R uth Am phitheater Wonder Lake Lake Minchumina ToklatNenanaCacheCreekMcKinleyEastForkToklatKantish na BirchCreekSavageY anert ForkRileyCr.ChulitnaSusitnaEastForkYentnaWestForkSanctuary SOMBER 4 wolves UNCOLLARED PACK 2 wolves HOT SLOUGH 2 wolves BEARPAW 2 wolves MYRTLE 2 wolves GRANT CREEK 4 wolves RILEY CREEK 5 wolves EAST FORK 14 wolves JOHN HANSEN 5 wolves MCKINLEY SLOUGH 2 wolves IRON CREEK WEST 7 wolves 0mi 250 0km 250 Anchorage Fairbanks Juneau DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE ALASKA (U.S .) CANADA Bering S ea Wolf Crossing Denali National Park is one of the few places where people can see gray wolves in their natural habitat. Visitors can try to spot them from the shuttle buses along the 92-mile Park Road, but wolf numbers have dropped over the past decade. Contributing factors could be lower snowfalls, which help prey evade wolves, and trappers just outside park boundaries. Current park and preserve Preserve Park 1917 1932 1980 to present Park boundary evolution A national preserve in Alaska is administered in the same manner as a national park but allows sport hunting, subsistence uses, and trapping. 1896 Gold prospector William Dickey names the area’s highest peak Mount McKinley. 1902 Geologist Alfred Brooks organizes the first mapping expedition in the mountain area. June 7, 1913 A team led by Harry Karstens and Hudson Stuck is the first to summit Mount McKinley’s south peak. February 26, 1917 Congress creates Mount McKinley National Park. 1,591,897 acres 1923 -1938 The NPS constructs the 92-mile Park Road. 1960 Bradford Washburn publishes the first topographic map of Mount McKinley. June 1972 The NPS closes Park Road to cars and institutes a shuttle-bus system to safeguard the wilderness. December 1, 1978 President Jimmy Carter establishes Denali National Monument. 3,890,000 acres December 2, 1980 Congress enlarges Denali National Park and creates the Denali National Preserve. 6,075,030 acres August 28, 2015 Mount McKinley is officially renamed Denali.