Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve
At 13.2 million acres which is bigger than the country of Switzerland, Wrangell-St. Elias stretches from one of the tallest peaks in North America, Mount St. Elias (18,008) to the ocean. Yet within this...[more]
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
From Anchorage: follow Alaska Highway 1 (Glenn Highway) towards Palmer, AK, continue past Palmer to Glennallen, AK about 190 miles. At the intersection of the Glenn Highway and Alaska Highway 4 (Richardson Highway) turn right (south) and continue for 10 miles. The park headquarters and visitor center are on the left. Kennecott/McCarthy - To reach this area from the headquarters area, turn left or south on the Richardson Highway (AK Hwy 4) and travel about 25 miles to the junction of the Edgerton Highway (AK Hwy 10) and turn left. Travel 33 miles to Chitina. Go through the community of Chitina and cross the Copper River. The road turns to gravel and travel 59 miles to the footbridge across the Kennicott River. Slana/Nabesna - To reach this area from the headquarters area, turn right or north on the Richardson Highway (AK Hwy 4) and travel about 35 miles to the junction of the Glenn Highway (AK Hwy 1) also known as the Tok Cutoff and turn right. Travel 75 miles to the turnoff for Slana and turn right.
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