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Wild & Historic McCarthy

Welcome to McCarthy Alaska, at the rugged eastern Alaska frontier! Explore and adventure in the historic towns of McCarthy & Kennecott, Alaska, where the purest copper on earth was discovered in 1900. Now these towns sit inside 13 million acre Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, America’s largest national park. Getting here is worth the effort! It’s a scenic 8-hour drive east of Anchorage, Alaska or charter plane flight. Here you can experience remarkable, authentic Alaska and incredible wilderness with no crowds, no chain stores, and no national park concessionaire hotels. You will find affordable Alaska vacations, friendly Alaskans, and expert local wilderness guides ready to share the beauty of this region with you. Let’s get started!

Get off the beaten path and far from Denali's crowds

It's a Real Alaska Frontier Out Here!

Explore McCarthy, Kennecott, & Wrangell-St. Elias NP

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Blackburn and Bison - Explore McCarthy
It’s Time for Real Adventures

In America’s Largest National Park: Wrangell – St! Elias

Located on the eastern edge of the Copper River Watershed, in the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, McCarthy, and Kennicott are your jump-off point to Alaska’s wildest country.

Recent McCarthy Travelers

Amazing Glacial Hike

"The Root Glacier hike was an incredible experience, and our guide Violet was delightful. It takes a lot to get out to Wrangell – St. Elias park, but after those difficulties, we’re behind us this hike made it all worth it. It was strenuous, but we could decide how much adventure we were willing to take. Violet was knowledgeable, personable, and positive- just what you want in a guide. It was a great experience for us and our teenage children. I highly recommend this trip."

Ann Marie G.

"Be sure to spend a day or more in McCarthy exploring the town and the Kennecott Mine as this was such an awesome addition to our river trip. We stayed at the Kennecott River Lodge while in town (also run by McCarthy River Tours). The lodge offered breathtaking views of the glacier right outside your cabin door!"

Taylor B

"We had a blast, learned a ton about Alaska, and did some major adventuring and team bonding in the coolest place we'd ever been. We can't wait to come back and do a longer river trip with this classy outfitter! Adventure retreats offer a proven success recipe for creativity, team-building, team bonding, values alignment, and mission development. They are a wonderful reward for hard-working teams. I highly recommend considering this kind of trip to other company leaders."

Julie T