Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge

The Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge is the gateway to America's largest national park. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park boasts nine of the 16 highest peaks in the United States and Kennicott, a historic copper-mining boomtown. The lodge offers stunning vistas of the Wrangell-St. Elias Range and overlooks the Alaska Pipeline and the confluence of the Copper and Klutina rivers. Step out of the lodge and stroll along the Klutina Lake Trail. Miners used the route during the Alaska gold rush to travel from the port of Valdez to the gold fields of the interior. The Copper River Valley is rich in Native Alaskan traditions and is the home of a vibrant Athabascan culture. The waters of the Copper River are home to the legendary Copper River red salmon.

Top things to do and see in Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge: View Excursions

  • 1Wrangell St. Elias National Park

    The largest U.S. national park, Wrangell St. Elias National Park is the size of 6 Yellowstones and is home to 9 of the 16 highest peaks in the U.S. and several glaciers.

  • 2Copper River

    Born of huge ice fields covering the Chugach and Wrangell-Saint Elias mountain ranges, the Copper River is Alaska's fifth largest river and the tenth largest in the U.S.

  • 3Kennicott & McCarthy

    Kennicott, a historic mining camp, is now Alaska's most fascinating ghost town. Nearby McCarthy still has its pioneering-heyday boisterousness, and is the gateway to Wrangell St. Elias National Park.

  • 4Prince William Sound

    Prince William Sound lies within the boundaries of Chugach National Forest, and boasts 3,500 miles of coastline and one of the world's largest collections of tidewater glaciers.

  • 5Valdez

    Valdez is the country's farthest north ice free port with the best access to Alaska's interior, as well as to the U.S. Pacific Northwest, Northern Canada and Pacific Rim trade routes.

  • 6Worthington Glacier

    The Worthington Glacier is one of the most accessible glaciers in Alaska, right off the Richardson Highway.

  • 7Thompson Pass

    Thompson Pass is commonly called, ''the snowiest place in Alaska.'' Located about forty minutes north of Valdez, it offers spectacular alpine scenery year round.

  • 8Sled Dog Experience

    A local musher, ''one who travels by dogsled,'' and his or her dog team will pull you through the wilderness on this truly Alaskan adventure.