Transportation information for Wrangell-St. Elias NP is provided below. Travel information includes driving directions, maps, airport information and more.
The nearest major airport is located in Anchorage. It is approximately a 4-hour drive to park headquarters in Copper Center/Glennallen. Local air taxis and flightseeing tours leave from the airstrips in Glennallen, McCarthy, and Chitina.
Backcountry Connections, offers van service to McCarthy/Kennecott. This service runs daily during summer months. For more information call (907) 822-5292.
Map + Directions
Although you can view the park's mountains from along the Richardson Highway, Glenn Highway, and Edgerton Highway, there are only two gravel roads that actually enter the park. The Nabesna Road (42 miles long) begins at Slana and offers spectacular scenery and access to a seldom seen, wild corner of Alaska. The McCarthy Road (60 miles long) begins at Chitina, follows an old railbed, and ends at the historic communities of McCarthy and Kennecott. This road provides access to great hiking, fishing, and camping.