Denali Park Road to open Saturday morning

Officials with Denali National Park and Preserve say they will be opening the access road into the park early this year.

Beginning tomorrow (Saturday) morning the first roughly 12 miles of Denali Park Road will be open to public vehicles.

In years prior the road didn't open until April when plowing and road maintenance allowed for thru traffic.

With a trend in increased tourism in earlier months, the park has decided to open early for a trial period of 3 to 5 years beginning this season.