Show the Map

The McCarthy Road into Wrangell-St. Elias NP

Here we go...the descriptions of this road from the Milepost filled us with trepidation (rail spikes and ties that will eat your tires!) With encouragement from a neighbor's son who is a park ranger there, we ventured forth and are so happy we did. It's a 60 mile gravel road built along the old Copper River and Northwestern Railway bed. Maybe road conditions were OK (15-20mph) because we were there early in the season.