Where did I take this picture of Denali? Would you like to boondock here? I’ll show you where to go!
In a recent boondocking and ATV trip, I was blessed to photograph Denali (formerly called Mt McKinley) at sunset. She’s beautiful in every season!
Below is a map to the approximate location. I was actually on my ATV, on a lake, in November. But no worries, Denali is visible from the road on a clear day. The picture was taken with my cell phone less than a half mile from the road.
The GPS coordinates are 62.341514, -150.597844 if you don’t use Google maps to navigate.
If you’re driving an RV or camper, there are several places along the Petersville Road you can boondock. Just a mile further down the road heading west (continuing left on the above map) there is a large turnaround with a single toilet. I personally would not drive large vehicles past the turnaround. The road is not maintained and what areas there are to turn around may already be occupied. If you’re looking to boondock, most of the spots are between mile 11 and the large turnaround. Most, if not all spots, will accommodate large RVs.
As for tent camping, I’ll take a better look in the summer, but I don’t recall seeing any amazing spots.
This area is popular with owners of ATVs and snowmachines, so be prepared to hear them zoom by all day (and night) long. We heard snowmachines until midnight last week, and well, it doesn’t get very dark in the summer so you may hear them late then too!
(Bonus picture! Here is our lunch spot last summer when we were exploring the area. It is several miles down Petersville Road)
Feel free to comment below if you have any tips, advice, or have a question!