• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
40s

Denali Park Road opening to Mile 30

By KTVA CBS 11 News 9:22 PM April 17, 2014

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, you may want to head north to Denali.

Thanks to a recent stretch of warm weather, the park’s road will be open to visitors starting Friday at 8 a.m. You can drive all the way to Mile 30, the Teklanika Rest Area. You can even cross-country ski and snowshoe, but not for long because the snow is melting quickly.

Road crews have seen a lot of animals, including moose, caribou, Dall sheep, eagles and even a wolf. But no bears quite yet. Click here for more info.

And a quick mention, entrance to all national parks is free this weekend as part of National Park Week.

Latest Stories

  • Politics

    Alaska’s lawmakers debate budget ‘compromise’

    by Kate McPherson on May 27, 21:53

    A new budget bill will be debated in the House of Representatives Thursday morning in Anchorage. Republican leaders have offered a “compromise” budget — CS House Bill 2001 — that adds $16.5 million back into education funding to increase the Base Student Allocation (BSA) to a level required by state statue. House Minority Democrats aren’t […]

  • Weather

    Evening News Weather, May 27

    by KTVA Weather on May 27, 21:04

    Kenai Peninsula/Prince William Sound Sunny and warmer.   Southeast Decreasing clouds for the panhandle with a slight chance of showers from Petersburg south.   Interior/North Slope Interior locations will see mostly cloudy skies by the afternoon with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. The slope should have mostly to cloudy skies with dense fog at […]

  • News

    Police investigate fatal vehicle collision on Old Glenn

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 27, 20:54

    A collision involving two vehicles in Eagle River has left one individual dead and sent another to the hospital. Police and fire fighters responded to the collision near the intersection of Old Glenn Highway and Monastery Drive just after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. One of the vehicles involved was “totally engulfed in flames,” according to Anchorage […]

  • Crime

    Murder trial underway in case of 2012 shooting outside Anchorage nightclub

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 27, 19:20

    The jury has been seated and opening statements have been heard in the trial of the October 2012 shooting death of 27-year-old Said Beshirov. Korakanh Phornsovanh is the man accused of gunning down Beshirov outside of the now-closed Platinum Jaxx nightclub. On Wednesday, jurors watched cell phone video that was shot by a witness the night of the […]

  • News

    Pentagon says it mistakenly shipped live anthrax to numerous labs and to US base in Korea

    by Associated Press on May 27, 17:41

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it’s investigating what the Pentagon calls an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories. Those labs had expected to receive dead spores. The CDC says, right now, it does not suspect there’s a risk to the general public. However, a U.S. official says […]

  • Sports

    Bartlett headed to state soccer tournament for the first time

    by Dave Leval on May 27, 15:50

    The Bartlett High School Golden Bears have unfinished business to take care of. The boys’ soccer team is headed to the state tournament for the first time. “I can’t even describe it in words, because it feels so good,” said midfielder Lorenzo Froeale. Some members of the Golden Bears admitted that thoughts of the tournament […]

  • News

    Gov. Walker tours Shell drill rig in Seattle

    by Associated Press on May 27, 15:28

    Alaska Gov. Bill Walker toured a massive oil drill rig parked on Seattle’s waterfront Wednesday before meeting with Gov. Jay Inslee to tell him that Washington’s position on future Arctic drilling will hurt his state’s economy. Walker says he was impressed by crew members and the safety features aboard the 400-foot-long Polar Pioneer, which Royal […]

  • Sports

    Asphalt track coming to Alaska Raceway Park

    by Dave Leval on May 27, 13:51

    Alaska Raceway Park will soon give drivers a chance to go in circles. Construction continues on a new one-third mile asphalt track. It will be the only one of its kind in Alaska since the old Northstar Speedway in Wasilla closed in 2012. “We need an asphalt venue here in the state,” said the track’s […]