Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and the Copper River are a mountain kingdom where wildflower meadows and glacier carved massifs combine for the trip of a lifetime.
About Wrangell-St. Elias N.P. and the Copper River
The Wrangell-St. Elias mountains are a mountain kingdom with unrivaled splendor. Towering peaks, enormous ice fields, raging glacial rivers and ice scoured valleys make this National Park a dramatic destination for your wilderness adventure. With the second highest peak in the nation, the largest collection of ice fields in Alaska and the mighty Copper River, it is a land of superlatives.
Wrangell- St. Elias Geography
With 9.6 million acres of designated wilderness Wrangell- St. Elias National Park is part of the largest federally protected area in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rising from the Copper River and its bird- rich delta to 18,000 foot peaks – from salmon rich rivers lined with bears to the austere and icy Chugach and Wrangell-St. Elias ranges, this national park offers diversity of both landforms and ecology.
Wildlife on the Copper River
The high country supports Dall sheep and mountain goats. The lush, green glacial valleys have bears, moose, wolf, and lynx. Alaska’s Copper River and its tributaries fill with millions of the world-famous Copper River Salmon each summer. Despite the rugged landscape and extensive ice fields the Wrangells are rich with wildlife during the brief Alaska summer.
Trips in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Copper River
We offer a Copper River Rafting Expedition from Chitna nearly to the Pacific Coast. And a Horse-packing and Rafting combination trip on the Nabesna River. We also offer custom trips, either backpacking or base camping amongst the crags and glaciers in places like Hidden Valley, Wrangell Mt., or Mt Sanford.