Motorized Vehicle Use

Effective September 19, 2014, there are permanent rules that amend regulations that pertain to ORV use in Wrangell-St. Elias. You can access a complete list of Off Road Vehicle Rules on the park laws and policies pages. Trails in Wrangell-St. Elias are limited to off-road vehicles that are less than 1,500 pounds. Vehicles that are prohibited include street-legal highway vehicles, custom 4x4 jeeps, SUVs, or trucks designed for off-road use, motorcycles, or dirt bikes.

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve was established under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) in December 1980. In abidance with ANILCA, Wrangell-St. Elias provides reasonable and feasible access to inholders, subsistence, and recreational users in the park. The most common means of access is by ORV or off-road vehicle.

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Off Road Vehicle (ORV) Guide (pdf format 2.1 MB)

Read some Quick Tips for Responsible ATV Riding, from the nonprofit group Tread Lightly.

Recreational ORV Use

Subsistence ORV Use

ORV Rules


Last updated: July 13, 2020

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Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve
PO Box 439
Mile 106.8 Richardson Highway

Copper Center , AK 99573


907 822-5234

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