National Geographic - Trails Illustrated has produced a 1:375,000 (1 inch = 6 miles) scale map of Wrangell-St. Elias that is a great tool for initial trip planning. It is waterproof, tear resistant, and covers the entire park, including detailed inserts of the Nabesna Road and McCarthy/Kennecott areas. This map is available at all park ranger stations, or online through the Alaska Geographic for $11.95.
THE TRAILS ILLUSTRATED MAP FOR WRANGELL-ST. ELIAS IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE, DUE TO THE PUBLISHER UPDATING THE MAP. This map is not available at Alaska Geographic stores. Please go to the USGS Store to download quad maps. We will update this webpage when the map is again available to the public.
We highly recommend that backcountry hikers also purchase the highly detailed USGS 1:63,360 (1 inch = 1 mile) topographic maps, also known as 15-minute quadrangle maps of the particular route they plan to travel. Note: this part of Alaska is not covered by USGS 7.5-minute maps. Please note: the park visitor centers may not carry the topographic maps that you need for your trip. You should go to the USGS Store to purchase maps BEFORE you arrive at the park.
NOTE: Conditions of "trails", "roads", physiographic features and structures depicted on USGS maps may have changed, be overgrown or no longer exist.
Did You Know?
With a healthy population of approximately 950,000 animals, caribou far outnumber human beings in Alaska.