NPS Considering Plowing Park Road to Mile 12
The National Park Service is seeking input on a proposal to plow the Denali Park road beyond headquarters starting next winter. According to an NPS press release, plowing the road to mile 12 (the Mountain Vista trailhead) would “provide additional opportunities for winter visitors to the park, while protecting park resources and values. Plowing the road beyond park headquarters would allow private and commercial vehicles to travel further into the park to provide mountain viewing and increased recreational opportunities.” The parking lot at the Mountain Vista Trailhead would also be plowed.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported on the proposal here: http://newsminer.com/bookmark/17460188-Park-service-eyes-plan-to-plow-part-of-Denali-Park-Road-in-winter
A public meeting will be held on the possibility of plowing the road on Wednesday, February 22, from 6:00-8:00, at the Murie Science and Learning Center. NPS is also accepting written comments through March 9. Comments may be submitted online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/dena, faxed to 907-683-9612 or mailed to Superintendent, Denali National Park and Preserve, ATTN: Winter road plowing, P.O. Box 9, Denali Park, AK 99755.