America's Largest National Park
At 13.2 million acres, Wrangell-St. Elias is the largest national park in the United States and known as “the premier mountain wilderness in North America.” In fact, the park is six times the size of Yellowstone and larger than Vermont and New Hampshire combined. Perhaps the most remarkable statistic about the national park, however, is that nine of the sixteen tallest peaks in North America are found there.
The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park can be accessed via the Richardson Highway. Traveling north from Valdez or south from Fairbanks, the region can be easily included in your itinerary. The town of Glennallen is located at the junction of the Richardson and Glenn Highways with easy access to the Copper River.
The Wrangell-St. Elias region is visually spectacular—surrounded by rugged mountains, active glaciers, and steep-sided valleys. Throughout the vast region, you may find moose, bear, sheep, and mountain goats. Please keep in mind that while the destination is recommended, it is not for everyone. We feel most adventure-minded guests will enjoy the experience and find it rewarding. You will find here that the emphasis is truly on nature and scenery, rather than deluxe services. Numerous outdoor activities are also available for your vacation.