Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve

Welcome to the largest single protected wilderness in the whole of the United States. At Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, think large, then double it! Not including adjoining preserves, there’s a compass-spinning eight million acres to get through in these parts. That’s enough to merge 5,400-meter-high Mount Saint Elias (the second-tallest peak in the country) and the sprawling Malaspina Glacier (one of the biggest by area on the continent). Of course, it’s a rather impenetrable place, but the jaw-dropping Edgerton Highway does offer access from the west. 

Most of the 79,000 annual visitors to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park are stopover cruise shippers that hop in and hop out to see the Hubbard Glacier in Yakutat Bay. Few will venture deeper in where you can spy the sleeping giant of Mount Sanford and Mount Saint Elias (a border mountain that reigns as the second highest in both the US and Canada!).

Most of the 79,000 annual visitors to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park are stopover cruise shippers that hop in and hop out to see the Hubbard Glacier in Yakutat Bay. Few will venture deeper in where you can spy the sleeping giant of Mount Sanford and Mount Saint Elias (a border mountain that reigns as the second highest in both the US and Canada!). 

Located in Alaska, Wrangell-St Elias National Park is the largest national park in the US, featuring a rugged combination of volcanic and glacial landscapes.

Welcome to the largest single protected wilderness in the whole of the United States. At Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, think large, then double it! Not including adjoining preserves, there’s a compass-spinning eight million acres to get through in these parts. That’s enough to merge 5,400-meter-high Mount Saint Elias (the second-tallest peak in the country) and the sprawling Malaspina Glacier (one of the biggest by area on the continent). Of course, it’s a rather impenetrable place, but the jaw-dropping Edgerton Highway does offer access from the west. 

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