Topographic Maps

Nat Geo Wrst map
National Geographic Wrst 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. Maps are available at all park ranger stations, online through the Alaska Geographic bookstore or on the National Geographic website.


We highly recommend that backcountry hikers 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.

The park visitor centers MAY carry some of the topographic maps that you need for your trip. However, you should not count on the park having the maps that you need. We highly recommend that you purchase maps BEFORE you arrive in the park. You may be able to obtain topographic maps from your local outdoor recreation store or from the Alaska Geographic online bookstore.

The map below shows all of the highly detailed 15-minute topographic maps available for Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

Quad Index of WRST

Last updated: December 12, 2018

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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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