Denali Park Road to Remain Partially Closed This Season

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September 16, 2021, photo of eastern side of the Pretty Rocks landslide on Denali Park Road. The displacement of approximately 14 vertical feet seen below the person standing on the stable road surface (for scale) occurred over two weeks following the cessation of maintenance and road use on September 2, 2021. NPS photo.

Denali Park managers have known about the Pretty Rocks landslide at mile 45.4 of the park road since the 1960s. A swath of the mountainside has been slipping for decades, but at such a slow pace it was never a cause of major concern. By the 1990s, the slide started causing small cracks in the road’s

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