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.

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Points of Interest

  • Wrangell St. Elias National Park
  • Copper River
  • Kennicott & McCarthy
  • Prince William Sound
  • Valdez
  • Worthington Glacier
  • Thompson Pass
  • Sled Dog Experience
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  • Wrangell 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.

  • Copper 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.

  • Kennicott & 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.

  • Prince 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.

  • Valdez

    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.

  • Worthington Glacier

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

  • Thompson 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.

  • Sled 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.

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Dog Sled Demonstration & Ride

.33 hours | Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge | 0AK-CPP-300
  • Sled Dog Experience

Step outside the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge and meet a local musher and his dog sled team. Take an unforgettable ride on a wheel cart through the wilderness.

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Copper Country Discovery Tour

4 hours | Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge | 0AK-CPP-420
  • Wrangell St. Elias National Park
  • Copper River

Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Copper River valley-home of the Wrangell Mountains and America's largest national park. Enjoy a scenic van ride and interpretive discussion with a professional naturalist guide.

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Kennicott Explorer

12.75 hours | Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge | 0AK-CPP-100

Step back in time and explore the historic copper mining town of Kennicott then stroll through the frontier town of McCarthy and experience life in the Last Frontier.

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Copper River Scenic Jet Boat Tour

2.5 hours | Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge | 0AK-CPP-710
  • Wrangell St. Elias National Park
  • Copper River

Cruise along one of the most untouched, uninhabited territories in all of Alaska by jet boat. Travel on the Klutina River and head down to the Copper River world-famous for its annual salmon run.

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Valdez Coastal Kayak Adventure

8 hours | Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge | 0AK-CPP-770
  • Worthington Glacier
  • Thompson Pass
  • Prince William Sound
  • Valdez

Take an exciting kayaking tour through Duck Flats in Prince William Sound near Valdez. Paddle the calm waters while surrounded by the beauty and majesty of the Chugach Mountains.

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Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise

12 hours | Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge | 0AK-CPP-600
  • Wrangell St. Elias National Park
  • Worthington Glacier
  • Thompson Pass
  • Prince William Sound
  • Valdez

Journey through Prince William Sound and come face-to-face with the Columbia Glacier-one of the world's fastest-moving glaciers and the last tidewater glacier in North America.

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Salmon Fishing by Raft - Half Day

6 hours | Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge | 0AK-CPP-550
  • Wrangell St. Elias National Park
  • Copper River

Enjoy a half day of fishing for famous Alaska salmon. This is world-class fishing for King and/or red salmon in the pristine rivers of the Copper Valley.

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Wrangell St. Elias Air Panorama

2.5 hours | Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge | 0AK-CPP-800
  • Wrangell St. Elias National Park

Explore the largest national park in the United States by air! Your bird's eye view of the Wrangell-St. Elias Park includes jagged glaciers, pristine valleys, unique mud volcanoes and hair-raising views of the Chugach, Wrangell and St. Elias mountain ranges. Look out below for caribou, bison and grizzlies.

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Salmon Fishing by Raft - Full Day

10 hours | Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge | 0AK-CPP-555
  • Wrangell St. Elias National Park
  • Copper River

Enjoy a full day of fishing for famous Alaska salmon. This is world-class fishing for King and/or red salmon in the pristine rivers of the Copper Valley.

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