By Road

Directions from Anchorage

  • Take the Glenn Highway (Alaska Hwy #1) from Anchorage to Glennallen (189 miles).
  • Turn south (right) onto the Richardson Highway (AK#4) and drive 32 miles to the Edgerton Highway (AK #10).
  • Turn east (left) on the Edgerton and drive 33 miles to the town of Chitina. The road from Anchorage to Chitina is all paved highway.
  • At Chitina, stay on Hwy #10, cross the Copper River and enter the Wrangell-St. Elias National. Continue east through the Park for 60 miles to the end of the road near McCarthy. 

Directions from Fairbanks

  • Take the Richardson Highway from Fairbanks to the Edgarton Highway Cutoff (280 miles).
  • Turn east (left) onto the Edgerton and drive 33 miles to the town of Chitina.
  • At Chitina, stay on Hwy #10, cross the Copper River and enter the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Continue east through the Park for 60 miles to the end of the road near McCarthy.

Directions from Valdez

  • Take the Richardson Highway from Valdez to the Edgarton Highway Cutoff (82.5 miles).
  • Turn east (right) onto the Edgerton and drive 33 miles to the town of Chitina.
  • At Chitina, stay on Hwy #10, cross the Copper River and enter the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Continue east through the Park for 60 miles to the end of the road near McCarthy.