Travel Times Between Visitor Services Areas

Wrangell-St. Elias is in a rural and remote part of Alaska. Travelling between each of the park's four visitor services areas takes time and, in some cases, prior planning and logistics. To ensure your visit is a successful one, use the travel times listed in the below chart when planning your trip. These times do not include time for stops- if you plan on viewing the scenery, taking pictures, and enjoying activities (all highly recommended), then traveling between these areas will take longer than what is listed.


Travel Time Between Visitor Services Areas in the Park (One Way)
Copper Center Visitor Center Yakutat
Copper Center Visitor Center

X
1 hour
15 minutes
4 hours 1 Day
(Flying)
1 hour
30 minutes
2 hours
15 minutes
1 hour
15 mins.
X
2 hours
45 minutes
1 Day
(Flying)
2 hours
45 minutes
3 hours
3 minutes
McCarthy Road and Kennecott- Kennecott 4 hours
2 hours
45 minutes
X 1 Day
(Flying)
5 hours
30 minutes
6 hours
15 minutes
Yakutat

1 Day
(Flying)
1 Day
(Flying)
1 Day
(Flying)
X 1 Day
(Flying)
1 Day
(Flying)
Nabesna Road- Slana (Beginning)
1 hour
30 mins.
2 hours
45 minutes
5 hours
30 minutes
1 Day
(Flying)
X 45 minutes
Nabesna Road- Kendesnii Campground
2 hours
15 mins.
3 hours
30 minutes
6 hours
15 minutes
1 Day
(Flying)
45
minutes
X

 
Barren, snow and ice covered landscape with mountain peaks and clouds.
Chugach Mountains near Tebay Lakes

NPS Photo/ Bryan Petrtyl

Last updated: February 9, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Copper Center, AK 99573

Phone:

(907) 822-5234

Contact Us