• Alaska
  • Established 1980
  • 20,587 square miles

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is enormous. The largest of all US National parks, it is six times the size of Yellowstone and larger than the country of Switzerland! Along with Glacier Bay National Park and Canada’s Kluane National Park and Tatshenshini-Alsek Park, Wrangell-St. Elias is the centerpiece of the largest internationally protected area in the world (24 million acres).

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is the connecting point of four giant mountain ranges: the volcanic Wrangells, the Alaska, the Chugach and the St. Elias. All told, this area is home to 9 of the 126 tallest peaks in the United States. There are also more than 150 glaciers throughout the park. Rivers dot the landscape, and no two views are the same.

Although obviously vast, the park is not inaccessible with access provided by the Alaska and Richardson highways that feed into two rough roads that take you into the heart of the park. Summer is the time to visit; June is best for wildflowers and July has the warmest days. Early September can be stunning with autumn colors, clear skies and no mosquitos.

National Parks Revealed will help you make the most of your visit to Alaska and Wrangell-St. Elias. We can arrange for private custom air taxi charters into the backcountry, along with rafting or kayaking trips. The intrepid traveler will be handsomely rewarded with the park’s magnificent combination of towering mountains, glaciers, icebergs, lakes, waterfalls, alpine meadows and wildlife. Contact us and we’ll begin discussing exactly what you’re looking for.