Getting to Wrangell-St. Elias
Wrangell-St. Elias is accessible via AK-4 (the Richardson Highway), and AK-1 (the Tok Cutoff). Access within the park is mostly limited to gravel roads, boats, and airplanes.
Below you will find an interactive map showing the location of the Copper Center Visitor Center in Wrangell-St. Elias, as well as the town of McCarthy within the park. You can click on the map marker to get directions from wherever you are. Following this is the official park map provided by the National Park Service. You can view either the original PDF file (sometimes very large files) or a simple image file. The map links will open in a new tab. Note that while this map is useful for general navigation around the park, if you are planning to do any hiking, you should really have a proper Wrangell-St. Elias Trail Map.
The only major airport in the area with major airline service and car rental is in Anchorage (ANC). Several regional airlines, including Alaska Airlines, offer daily service to some of the villages in the immediate area of the park.
Below you will find a listing of the two major airports in Alaska. For each airport we give useful links for further information on the airport, as well as flight and rental car bookings. These links already have the destination airport selected for your convenience. For price searches, simply enter your origin and dates.
- Anchorage, AK (ANC)
– Visit TripAdvisor for multi-site airfare search and more ANC airport information
– Visit Expedia to search all available rental cars at ANC
- Fairbanks, AK (FAI)
– Visit TripAdvisor for multi-site airfare search and more FAI airport information
– Visit Expedia to search all available rental cars at FAI