The Chugach, Wrangell, and St. Elias mountain ranges converge here in what is often referred to as the "mountain kingdom of North America." The largest unit of the National Park System (13,176,434 acres) and a day's drive east of Anchorage, Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve includes the continent's largest assemblage of glaciers and the greatest collection of peaks above 16,000 feet. Mount St. Elias, at 18,008 feet, is the second highest peak in the United States. Adjacent to Canada's Kluane National Park, the site is characterized by remote mountains, valleys, wild rivers, and a variety of wildlife.
Encompassing towering mountains, massive glaciers, powerful rivers, a seemingly endless variety of flora and fauna and Kennecott, a National Historic Landmark, , Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is a national treasure with something for everyone. Visitors can choose from a variety of activities that may include travel by road, air, trail, river or, for an added element of adventure, a backcountry trip . Travel in the Park presents challenges to even the hardiest travelers, but those who persevere will be rewarded with a vast, pristine wilderness and remarkable solitude.
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