Weather in Denali State Park is extremely variable. Changes can be sudden with little warning. Summer months (generally May – September) bring temperatures between 33-75 degrees Fahrenheit. We recommend visitors dress in layers of clothing to make it easier to regulate body temperature and to pack for sun, wind, rain, and clouds… potentially all on the same day. Here are a few resources with more detailed information about weather in the area.
Accuweather: For an extended weather forecast months in advance using surface maps, computer models and collaboration with other meteorologists. Accuweather harnesses “the expert skills of the world’s leading meteorologists in tandem with the most robust database of forecast models, most advanced global forecast engine, proprietary patents, and comprehensive validation results pinpointed for every location on Earth.”
Weather Underground : The internet’s first weather station. Weather Underground’s network of 250,000+ personal weather stations is the largest of its kind and provides us with a unique ability to provide the most local forecasts based on actual weather data points. Their unrivaled amount of local neighborhood weather data can generate forecasts with several points in and around Talkeetna.
Talkeetna Air Taxi : Get a live view of Denali from Talkeetna via Talkeetna Air’s webcam.
How to Pack for Alaskan Weather
Need help packing? Packing for a trip to Alaska can quickly get overwhelming: do you need shorts, a ski cap, or both? The answer is both—and then some. Here are suggestions from Alaska.org on what to pack with information about layering, hats, shoes and even mosquito repellent recommendations that you can download here.