Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
Wrangell-St. Elias National ParkWith its grand vistas and boundless landscapes, Wrangell-St. Elias exceeds even the most imaginative expectations for a park that has the distinction of being the nation's largest. Stretching along the Canadian border in scenic south central Alaska, this robust land is quilted with wandering rivers, lakes, glaciers and some of the most dramatic mountain ranges to be found in North America. In fact, nine of the 16 highest peaks in the country are here, including the park's namesakes - Mount St. Elias and Mount Wrangell, the latter an active volcano that last erupted in 1911.


With so much space – a whopping 13.2 million acres in all – you can imagine the wide array of activities and exploring opportunities here. River rafting, sport fishing, horseback riding and mountain biking are just some of the options sure to appeal to the adventurer in you. Maybe you'd prefer a stroll along one of the many meandering trails or a tour of the historic Kennicott Copper Mill. You can even see a portion of the legendary Alaskan pipeline.


Whatever your pleasure, your itinerary can be planned in front of a roaring fire at the exquisite Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge. Nestled on a bluff near the entrance to the park, this exclusive retreat is staffed by friendly and informed members of the Princess family who are expert at mapping out customized park tours.


Two main roads travel deep into the heart of the park and provide easy access to a number of remote points of interest. But if you've ever dreamed of soaring over treetops like an eagle, a flightseeing tour of the park may be your ticket. There's certainly no shortage of breathtaking sights to see. With more than 150 glaciers making their way down the slopes of the three mountain ranges that converge here, Wrangell-St. Elias is a living, thriving national treasure.