Maps and park boundaries

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Maps and park boundaries

#1 Post by Bulldog » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:52 pm

Last spring I rode south of Cantwell for the first time, I usually ride at Summit Lake. I had received directions from a friend who told me to park at Mile 196 and ride on the west side of the highway. I followed all the tracks and got into some good riding areas and had a blast. This year I was looking online for dates of when riding would begin in this area and found the maps showing how close this area is to the Denali Park boundaries. I wasn't aware that I even needed to be worried about crossing into the park from here, but now I do. I figured I'd share the National Park Service snowmobile regulations and boundary map with everyone. http://www.nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/snowmobiling.htm The map on the second page of the regulations has GPS coordinates for the boundaries. I also shared this information with my friends who ride at Petersville. They didn't realize how close they were to the park as well.


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Re: Maps and park boundaries

#2 Post by john » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:25 am

Thanks Bulldog,

This has always been an issue with riders and NPS. NPS tried to get Broad Pass closed a some years back, but the ASSA fought them in court and won.

Every trip I make to Cantwell and Petersville keeps me cautious on where I'm riding, of course they don't have it posted very well, so using a GPS is handy.

With that said, both areas have some excellent riding while staying outside the closed area and is worth the run.



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