Full Moon, Fresh Snow & Alpenglow: Just Another June Day in Denali

Moon, Snow & Alpenglow in Denali
Moon, Snow & Alpenglow in Denali

We are always amazed by the incredible natural beauty of Denali National Park, and these photos snapped by Kantishna Roadhouse GM Marie Monroe last week captured a wonderful juxtaposition of a full moon, a fresh dusting of snow and alpenglow.

Moon Over Reflection Pond
Moon Over Reflection Pond

Marie was able to capture this gorgeous display above Reflection Pond, Wonder Lake and the Alaska Range.

Moon Over Wonder Lake
Moon Over Wonder Lake

If you are interested in current weather conditions in Denali National Park, the National Park Service hosts several webcams in the park, including this one aimed at Mount McKinley from a location near Wonder Lake.

Moon Over Alaska Range
Moon Over Alaska Range

3 thoughts on “Full Moon, Fresh Snow & Alpenglow: Just Another June Day in Denali”

  1. gorgeous! thanks so much for sharing. I hope my daughter Libby had a fabulous working birthday yesterday at Kantishna! Would have liked to have spoken with her but understand she’s busy. Wish I could visit this summer – these pics are unbelievably wonderful!

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August 24, 2021 National Park Service Announcement
Denali Park Road Closed To All Traffic beyond Mile 42

Due to the unsafe conditions posed by landslide activity the Denali Park Road is closed. The Kantishna Roadhouse is closed for the season. The Kantishna Wilderness Tours bus tour is operating on very limited capacity for tours to Mile 42 through Sept 12.

The Kantishna Roadhouse is an “inholder” business and we must comply with the National Park Service. We are dismayed and saddened that we cannot keep our business open for the remainder of the 2021 season. And, as you can see, we have no choice but to cancel all overnight reservations beginning August 24th and through the end of the season. We will be sending you a cancellation notice and crediting you with a full refund.

Thank you for your understanding. I fully understand that you wanted to be at the Kantishna Roadhouse, rather than reading this and making other plans.

Best Regards,
Marie Monroe, General Manager