A photo tour of Wrangell-St. Ellias National Park in Alaska; Gary Arndt; G Adventures

USA – Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek

From abandoned mines to gorgeous glaciers, this national park is a must-see

Wranglell-St. Ellias is one of eight national parks in Alaska, and is the largest national park in the U.S. It is also part of the cross border Kluane/Wrangell-St Elias/Glacier Bay/Tatshenshini-Alsek UNESCO world heritage site, which collectively has the largest non-polar ice field in the world.

It is also perhaps the most accessible national park in Alaska, in that you can reach it by car. Except Denali, every other park in Alaska requires a bush plane or a ferry to properly visit. Also, unlike the other parks, Wrangell-St. Elias has private property, which was grandfathered when the park was created. It is also home to the towns of McCarthy and Kenicott, which are situated in the middle of the park.

McCarthy is the heart of the park, and there are several reality-TV shows which are based in the small town, following the lives of the people who live there.

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