Wrangell–St. Elias National Park in Alaska is the largest U.S. national park at over 13 million acres. It’s roughly the same size as Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, and Switzerland combined! Follow any braided river or stream to its source and you will find either a receding, advancing or tidewater glacier. Sample representative Alaska wildlife as well as historic mining sites. Hike its mountains, float its rivers, ski its glaciers, or fly over this landscape and you witness living geology.
Four major mountain ranges meet in the park, which includes nine of the 16 highest peaks in the United States. The Wrangells huddle in the northern interior. The Chugach border the southern coast. The Saint Elias Mountains rise abruptly from the Gulf of Alaska to thrust northward past the Chugach on toward the Wrangells. The eastern end of the Alaska Range-mapped as the Nutzotin and Mentasta mountains-forms part of the preserve’s northern boundary.
Address: Richardson Highway, Copper Center, Alaska 99573
Coordinates: 61.971298, -145.318314