• Winter in the Wrangells

    Wrangell - St Elias

    National Park & Preserve Alaska


Glenn Hwy towards Glennallen
Glenn Highway approaching the park


There are two road entrances into the park and both of them are dirt roads. However, the main park visitor center is located in Copper Center, AK which is 10 miles south of Glennallen along Alaska Highway 4 (also called the Richardson Highway).The visitor center is approximately 200 miles east of Anchorage, AK and 250 miles south of Fairbanks, AK.

The Nabesna District near Slana, AK is about 75 miles to the northeast of Copper Center. There is a Ranger Station which is staffed in the summer and has current road conditions of the Nabesna Road. The Nabesna Road is 42 miles with 3 stream crossings.

The McCarthy Road is about 50 miles to the southeast of Copper Center. This road begins in the historic town of Chitina and proceeds about 59 miles to the end of the road near McCarthy. This road can be bumpy and slow going. Stop by the Chitina Ranger Station, staffed in the summer only, to get current information about the road.


Air travel to either Anchorage (ANC) or Fairbanks (FAI) is the easiest entry to Alaska. Then you'll want to use a car or bus to reach Wrangell-St. Elias. If you are flying your own airplane to Wrangell, there are many airstrips in the park.


There is a couple of shuttle bus services that can transport you to Glennallen. The schedules are limited and reservations are required.

Did You Know?

Alaska Coastline

The state of Alaska has 33,904 miles of coastline, more than the rest of the United States combined!