Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.
Climb aboard and let us do the driving as you enjoy the beautiful Copper River Valley! Pass through the farming community of Kenny Lake and the historic town of Chitina. You'll enter the Wrangell St Elias National Park along the path of the Copper River & Northwestern Railway-nicknamed the "Can't Run and Never Will." You'll stop at the Kuskulana bridge-a 525' steel bridge built in 1911 that spans the 283' deep gorge of the Kuskulana River and is still used today. Next, catch the McCarthy bus to the historic mill town of Kennicott. You'll have approximately five hours on your own to explore the area so make sure you visit the Kennicott Visitor Center and speak with a local Ranger!
Special Notes:Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress in warm layers. You will have 5 hours to explore at your leisure.
The 60-mile McCarthy Road is rough in spots and is not meant for guests with back issues. This tour requires some walking and the ability to climb in and out of vehicle. Not recommended for guests with mobility issues.
Delays due to road condition are unlikely but possible. Lunch and optional recreational activities (i.e. guided hiking tours) can be purchased in Kennicott at your own expense. After Labor Day, shopping and dining venues may be limited. Travel time is approximately 3½ hours each way.