Wrangell St. Elias | South Central
The Chugach, Wrangell, and St. Elias mountain ranges converge here in Wrangell St. Elias National Park, which includes 9 of the 16 highest peaks in the United States. This is the largest National Park in the US and is the size of six Yellowstones. The high country is covered with snow year round resulting in extensive ice fields and glaciers. The Bagley Ice Field is the largest sub polar ice field in North America. Wrangell-St. Elias and the adjoining Kluane National Park in Canada form a UNESCO World Heritage site. Wrangell St. Elias can be reached via two roads. The Edgerton Highway from mile 82.5 of the Richardson Highway is 33 miles long and ends at Chitna. From Chitna to McCarthy it is 60 miles on a rough gravel road. The Nebesna road is at mile 60 of the Tok Cut-off and travels 43 miles to Nabesna, providing access to the northern portion of the park.
The Wrangell St. Elias National Park has a number of Visitor Centers. The main complex is at Mile 106 of the Richardson Highway. It includes a bookstore, exhibit hall, theatre, scenic overlook and hiking trails. Mid May to Mid Sept. 907-822-7250