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This April 14 photo released by the National Park Service shows a highway pass on the road in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve. In a sure sign of spring, and a perk to those living in Alaska, the only road into Denali National Park and Preserve was opened Friday, April 18 to Mile 30. Officials say weather permitting, the road will remain open to that mile marker until May 20, when tour buses beginning running for the summer.

Sign-Ups for Denali Road lottery to open May 1

Posted: April 23, 2014 - 9:57am

ANCHORAGE — Sign-ups for the annual Denali Road lottery are set to begin May 1.

Officials with Denali National Park and Preserve say people can apply for the lottery until midnight May 31.

People can no longer sign up for the lottery by regular mail. Entries can be made online or by phone.

Winners of the four-day lottery will be announced in mid-June.

Under the lottery, 400 vehicles will be allowed to travel the road with day-long permits each day from Sept. 12 to Sept. 15, weather permitting.

Officials say the road will be open for the entire 92-mile length if weather permits.

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