• Winter in the Wrangells

    Wrangell - St Elias

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Topographic Maps

Quad Maps - Don't Leave Home Without Them
In a huge and wild park such as Wrangell-St. Elias, you can never have too many maps
Trails Illustrated Map

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

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.

Click here for an index to the quad maps for park coverage.

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?


Tea made from the leaves of the fireweed plant was used by Alaskan Natives for stomach aches. Also, fireweed tea, much stronger than chamomile tea, is commonly used for restlessness.