Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace & Denali National Park

Denali National Park strives to preserve the beauty of the park and lake for generations to come. In order to help us achieve that, we have partnered with Leave No Trace to better educate our guests on how they can minimize their footprint at the park. Please take a moment to learn how you can leave No trace! Click here to learn more about Leave No Trace.

Plan Ahead

Denali is a remote and wild place. Due to this, planning ahead and preparing are of the utmost importance for any excursion within the park, no matter how big or small. Make sure you have fully researched the weather for the day(s), location of the nearest services, as well as what to do if you encounter any wildlife.

Track your Trash

While on the bus or tram, it is important to keep track of all of your belongings and any snack wrappers you may have. Remember to scan before leaving each stop to make sure you are not leaving any trash behind but instead disposing of it properly in a trash or recycle bin.

Varying Weather

As part of the subarctic, Denali has extremely variable weather. Snow can fall any month of the year, so be sure to pack plenty of layers as well as a waterproof hooded raincoat.

Protect the Wildlife

Denali is grizzly country. When out exploring, it is especially important to carry bear spray and know how to use it. Make lots of noise often to avoid surprising a bear or any other wildlife you may encounter in Denali.

Think Before you Snap

With many Instagram-worthy spots at Denali, be sure to check out the Leave No Trace Social Media Guidelines before sharing your adventures.

Green National Park Travel Tips

When visiting our National Parks and Forests, one can’t help but be awed by the magnificence of nature it all its glory. It’s up to us to keep it pristine, and every traveler can take steps to do their part when they visit. Read on for our top tips for sustainable travel.

Recycle and Compost

We offer convenient recycling collection bins throughout our operations. Be sure to take the extra steps to dispose of recyclable and compostable items in the proper place.

Shop Local

Many locally produced souvenirs are available at our retail stores. By buying local we not only support our local communities, but the energy costs associated with transporting those goods are reduced. Consider an edible gift to bring an authentic taste of Crater Lake National Park home with you.

Bring a Refillable Water Bottle

Water filling stations are available throughout our locations. Also, once you’ve purchased a reusable your water bottle refills will be free – so you’ll save money while helping the environment. Forgot your water bottle? Check our retail stores for a souvenir water bottle that you’ll use again and again. 

Watch Energy Use

Be sure to make sure that you’ve turned off the devices that use energy when you leave your room – everything from lights to fans to chargers. Closing the curtains will help maintain temperature control in your room while you’re out.

Use Transportation Alternatives

Consider how you are getting around the destination. Utilize transportation alternatives such as shuttles instead of using your own vehicle – this will cut down on traffic as well as emissions. Whenever possible, try to use “human powered” means of getting around too!