Mom's Polychrome Picnic Loop
ElevationAscent: 283' 86 m
Descent: -273' -83 m
High: 3,714' 1,132 m
Low: 3,432' 1,046 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)
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“A great loop traversing a river bed with fantastic views of Denali and the Alaskan tundra”— Ike Waits
Second, but perhaps most importantly, be extremely cautious as bears have been known to inhabit the area. While a bear can indeed be scary to encounter, taking the proper precautions can decrease your chances of a bear encounter drastically. For more information on how to proceed safely in bear country, see the Denali Wildlife Safety Guide.
Busses generally pass every half-hour, with some exceptions. For an in-depth guide to the Denali bus schedules, click here.
This content was contributed by author Ike Waits. For a comprehensive hiking guide to Denali National Park and to see more by Ike, click here.
Land Manager: National Park Service - Denali National Park