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Wrangell St Elias National Park, Alaska

At 13.2 million acres (bigger than Switzerland), Wrangell St Elias National Park can boast that it is the largest national park in the whole of America.
Overview

Wrangell St Elias Tours

Wrangell St Elias ToursWith over a staggering 13.2 million acres of preserved park land, it will come as no surprise that the boundaries of Wrangell St Elias make up America's largest managed wilderness area.

With the second tallest peak in North America (Mt. St Elias) and a rather active volcano (Mt. Wrangell), this UNESCO protected site is a geologist's dream and dramatic photographic backdrops really don't get any more exciting.

From the Bagley Icefield to the Kennicott Glacier, Wrangell St Elias tours present an exceptional introduction to the landscapes of Alaska. If you're hoping to get away from it all, then you'll find no better opportunity. 

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Wrangell St Elias National Park, Alaska

Wrangell St Elias Insider Tips

Climb a glacier
No Wrangell St Elias tours are complete without really getting to grips with glaciers and if you want to experience the sublime smooth surfaces from a whole new perspective then you've got to try your hand at ice climbing, where you'll find yourself within some incredibly dramatic frozen landscapes. Icebergs, mountains and intense peace and tranquillity make any outdoor activity in Alaska an unforgettable experience.
When to go
Wrangell St Elias National Park is open year-round, but this is mainly because it doesn't have any official entrance or exit posts, due to its size. Winters do tend to come early here and you won't get much in the way of autumn other than a sharp drop in temperature around mid-September. Best advice is to visit during the summer and any time from late May through to early September, which will give you the best chances of seeing blankets of flowers.
Highlights & Activities

Wrangell St Elias HIghlights

The Root Glacier
Glaciers tend to form the backbone to most tours of Alaska and an exploration of Wrangell St Elias is certainly no different. The Root Glacier is one of the most accessible within the park and presents no end of frozen features to admire on a 3 - 4 mile round trip.
The Historic McCarthy Area
Once upon a time McCarthy was a boisterous hunting and mining community, these days inhabited by less than 30 residents. Find out more about McCarthy's, often turbulent, past through dilapidated mines and heritage museums.
The Kennecott Mine
The abandoned copper mines of Kennecott serve as an insight into a once thriving industry. Kennecott Mine is a thoroughly absorbing piece of America's heritage and a tour of the mill house and buildings will no doubt send a few shivers down your spine.
Glacier Activities
There's just something about that clean and fresh Alaskan air that makes folks want to get all active in the striking landscapes. Set your sights on abandoned mines, glacial hues or endless ice fields and follow your guide into the realms of the 'Final Frontier'.
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