Often known as the “mountain kingdom of North America”, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is the largest national park in the state of Alaska.
This remarkable park is home to Mount St. Elias, which, at 18,008 feet, is the second highest peak in the United States. Replete with glaciers, peaks and breathtaking views, the park’s prime features include remote mountains, sweeping valleys and wild rivers.The park preserves a variety of wildlife, including Dall sheep, mountain goats, moose, caribou, bison and black and brown bears.
Temperatures during the summer in Wrangell St. Elias National Park are mild and pleasant with daytime temperature being in the upper 60s for most of the summer. Mid-summer usually brings temperatures in the low to mid 70s though a heat wave in the 80s is possible but usually lasts only a few days. By mid-August things begin to cool down a bit and by the end of August or beginning of September freezing temperatures at night are possible.
The top 5 best rated things to do in Wrangell St. Elias National Park are:
1. Ice Climbing
3. Cross-country Skiing
4. Sport fishing
5. Whitewater rafting