• Winter in the Wrangells

    Wrangell - St Elias

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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  • 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.

Outdoor Activities

There are many ways to experience the backcountry of Wrangell-St. Elias
There are many ways to experience the backcountry of Wrangell-St. Elias.

An area larger than Vermont and New Hampshire combined, Wrangell St. Elias National Park & Preserve is named for two mountain ranges that form its backbone. Remnant volcanoes, carved and ground by glaciers, continue to define this vast landscape. Only two roads penetrate the park - McCarthy and Nabesna. They offer spectacular vistas. Trails are unmarked and braided rivers run free and swift. Wilderness is given true context here.

Nearly 10 million acres, or 15,000 square miles, of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve are designated and managed as a wilderness area - the largest in the U.S. National Park system. Find out more about wilderness in Wrangell-St. Elias.

This is a park for wilderness-oriented activities. Travel services and facilities are limited. You are mostly on your own and must be highly self-motivated and self-sufficient. Come climb the mountains, float the rivers, ski the glaciers, or fly above it all. Come, but come prepared!

Did You Know?

The 5th highest mountain in Alaska

Mt. Blackburn, a 16,390’ peak in the Wrangell Mountains, was named by Lt. Henry T. Allen in 1885 for U.S. Senator Joseph Blackburn.