Headquarter's Visitor Center Switching to Winter Hours on Sept. 20th
Wrangell-St Elias's main visitor center, located near Copper Center, AK, will be switching to winter hours starting September 20th. The new hours of operation are Mon.-Fri. 9:00 am-4:00 pm and closed on Saturday and Sunday.
2011 Mountaineering Patrol
May 14, 2011
The backcountry rangers are out on the first mountaineering patrol of the season. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve has incredible opportunities for climbing and mountaineering on some of the most remote mountains anywhere. The park has sixteen of the twenty tallest peaks in Alaska including 18,008 ft tall Mt St. Elias.
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