Visit Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska
Created in 1980 and extending to over five million hectares, Wrangell St. Elias is the largest national park in the USA and a place that defies superlatives.
It encompasses several mountain ranges and boasts nine of the sixteen highest peaks in North America, including the second and third highest.
Bordered by Canada’s Kluane National Park the two parks together make up over eight million hectares of canyons, valleys, towering mountains and ice-fields. The 204 kilometre-long Bagley Icefield is the largest non-polar ice sheet in North America, whilst the Malaspina Glacier alone is larger than Rhode Island state.
Wildlife here transcends all other Alaskan parks in its abundance and diversity, with healthy populations of moose, grizzly and black bears, Dall sheep, wolverines, mountain goats and three herds of caribou.
Suggested itinerary featuring Wrangell St. Elias National Park
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Wrangell St. Elias National Park, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Wrangell St. Elias National Park
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Places near Wrangell St. Elias National Park
- McCarthy & Kennicott 70 kilometers away
- Tok 150 kilometers away
- Valdez 200 kilometers away
- Prince William Sound 265 kilometers away
- Denali Park Entrance 344 kilometers away
- Talkeetna 369 kilometers away
- Anchorage 373 kilometers away
- Fairbanks 394 kilometers away
- Cooper Landing 398 kilometers away
- Seward 404 kilometers away
- Denali National Park 429 kilometers away
- Kenai Peninsula 438 kilometers away