Quite possibly the most fun thing to happen to summers in Alaska since the invention of the float plane and the fly rod has to be the Alyeska Bike Park which just so happens to be starting up its fifth summer of operations June 19, 2015! The 2015 season in ...Read More
Peter Rowan Headlines Fiddlehead Festival and Sitzmark Concert Mark your calendars for June 6 & 7 and plan on being at the hotel courtyard for Alyeska’s FREE annual Fiddlehead Festival event celebrating the beginning of another fantastic Alaskan summer. The Fiddlehead Festival takes place from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. ...Read More
May Packages Make it Easy to Enjoy Alyeska The month of May is great. It’s a changeover period between the hecticness of the winter season and the beginning of summer tourism, fishing season and outdoor activities under the midnight sun. Yes, May can be a little bit of a slower ...Read More
Wrangell-St. Elias is northwest of Anchorage and the largest national park in the United States. Here, the Alaska, Chugach and Wrangell-Saint Elias ranges converge and are known as the "mountain kingdom of North America." The park was established in 1980 by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act. It is the largest national park in the United States by area, covering an area of 20,587 mi² (53,321 km²), or over 13 million acres (53,000 km²). In fact, it is larger than nine U.S. States. The Wrangell-Saint Elias Wilderness is the largest designated wilderness in the United States.
This park is home to the continent's largest mass of glaciers, and greatest collection of peaks above 16,000 feet, including Mount St. Elias at 18,008' (5,489 m), the second highest peak in the United States. In 1978, in combination with its Yukon neighbor Kluane National Park, the United Nations recognized Wrangell-St. Elias National Monument as an international World Heritage site.
The park is accessible by highway from Anchorage; two rough gravel roads (the McCarthy Road and the Nabesna Road) wind through the park, making much of the interior accessible for backcountry camping and hiking. Chartered aircraft also fly into the park. Wrangell-St. Elias received 61,085 visitors in 2007 and is quickly gaining popularity through its combination of size, remoteness, and accessibility.
For more information, visit the National Park Service website.