Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
Welcome to the nation’s largest national park, the area where some of the tallest mountains, largest glaciers, and most important Alaskan history is found. Sitting on 13.2 million acres (yes that’s right, 13.2 million), Wrangell-St. Elias National Park can hold Switzerland, Yellowstone National Park, and Yosemite National Park all within its boundaries!
Known for its natural mountain boundaries, this area also holds 9 out of the 16 tallest mountain peaks in the United States. Near the confluence of the four major mountain ranges in the area, your group will also find the Wrangell Mountain, an active volcano that last erupted in the early 1900s.
During your visit to this World Heritage Site National Park and Preserve your group will be able to get a taste of true Alaska wildlife and history, with the winning mix of rugged yet inviting outdoor adventure everywhere you look as well as multiple mining history sites and landmarks. The few roads connecting the park give you a sense of discovery, as well as a more manageable sense of time to see everything you’d like.
Some of the many exciting things you will be able to see up close and personal during this trip is a view of Bagley Icefield, the largest sub-polar ice field on the continent, Malaspina Glaciers, larger than the state of Rhode Island, Copper River, the site of very successful copper, ore, and gold mining, and tons of native Athabaskan Indian villages perfect for wildlife watching the abundant caribou or moose.