Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Center to close for the winter on Nov. 1st.
Wrangell-St. Elias's main visitor center, located near Copper Center, AK, will be closed for the winter starting November 1. The visitor center will re-open on April 1, 2015.
Flightseeing & Air Taxis
One of the best ways to experience the beauty and tremendous size of this park is from above! Fly past massive peaks, over jagged glaciers, and endless expanses of wild Alaska! For the truly adventurous, air taxis are used for backcountry dropoffs for wilderness campers and backpackers. A wide variety of tours, trips, and itineraries are available.
Most operators fly out of Glennallen, McCarthy, or Chitina. For more information, contact one of the listed operators.
Did You Know?
Danish explorer Vitus Bering, sailing for Russia in 1741, named the majestic St. Elias mountains, including towering Mt. St. Elias (18,008’), for St. Elias, on whose Feast Day (July 20) he made the sighting.