A little less than half of the 127 mile trip from Glennallen to McCarthy involves paved roadways, and the gravel surface of the McCarthy Road makes the trip slow going. Kennicott Shuttle. You could get meals, lodg­ing, mail ser­vice, med­ical help, hay for your horse, gasoline… Backcountry Connections (907) 822-5292 makes daily runs from Glennallen to McCarthy in the summer months. The most intimate multi-day cruise option. Find how many days you need based on what you want to see and do in Alaska. There is park­ing at the trailhead. It's 7-8 hours from Anchorage, with the last 61 miles-between Chitina and the Kennicott River-on an historic, gravel road. Wrangell-St. Elias Tours (907) 960-2020 provides tours to McCarthy from Chitina (May-Sept). The Registered Agent on file for this company is Kelly M. Bay and is located at Po Box Mxy, Glennallen, AK 99588. Don’t miss this unique angling 7-10 days is the most common. Choose a round-trip Inside passage or one-way Gulf of Alaska Cruise. In the sum­mer, there may be fresh pro­duce and baked goods this road­side stand. Chiti­na became a sup­ply town for both the rail­way and the mine. After the Richard­son High­way route opened in 1900, road­hous­es sprung up every 15 to 20 miles, pro­vid­ing ser­vices for trav­el­ers between Valdez and Fair­banks. San­ford on the left side, and Mt. You’re now look­ing at the Chiti­na Riv­er just before it merges with the Cop­per Riv­er and dis­ap­pears out of view. These Tibetan natives are ide­al­ly suit­ed for the Alas­ka cli­mate. I have tried to get info on the direct shuttle bus from Anchorage to McCarthy but it seems that the Wrangell-St. Elias Tours webpage is down and I wonder if they are still in bussines. Their trails took them to prime moun­tain sheep coun­try, as well as to some of their favorite spots for har­vest­ing cop­per. There are rest areas along McCarthy road with restrooms for stopping and taking in the scenery. The braid­ed Chiti­na below actu­al­ly car­ries more water than the Cop­per Riv­er, despite los­ing the name bat­tle. Celebrating 26 years of service to Kennicott, McCarthy, and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park : TRIP ITINERARY. One, it saved wear and tear on our vehicle and two, it was a … The classic Alaska Cruise, offered by such companies as Holland America, Princess, and Royal Caribbean. In the 1950s and 1970s, ghosts were paint­ed on some of the old Across the Cop­per Riv­er was a steel cable, the cur­rent bridge hav­ing not been built until 1973. Trips cancelled within 15 days have no refund. When the mine closed in 1938, Chiti­na became a ghost town almost overnight. One cop­per nugget tak­en from Dan Creek, almost pure and as big as a refrig­er­a­tor, now sits in a muse­um at the Uni­ver­si­ty of… They offer scheduled shuttle services between Anchorage and McCarthy and daily van service from Glennallen to McCarthy for backpackers during the summer months. Is this likely in late August? The company's filing status is listed as Good Standing and its File Number is 108458. Shuttle Bus from Anchorage to McCarthy Alaska ... Ellis Air could fly you into McCarthy from Glennallen. Email kennicottshuttle@gmail.com. Your must-have activity guide + map while in Alaska. (summer only). ... Glennallen Alaska 99588 907-822-3368 lellis@alaska.net. We'll be spending two nights in McCarthy/Kennecott and I was wondering if it's better to fly there with Wrangell Mountain air or take the shuttle from Glennallen? (907) 960 2020 www.alaskayukontravel.com By air . Contact them for a schedule. On a half- or full-day trip, you’ll be cast­ing a line for famous Alaskan salmon or (depend­ing on the sea­son) Arc­tic Grayling or trout as you float down either 5 or 14 miles of riv­er. The rail­way was built to haul ore from Ken­ni­cott Cop­per Mines at McCarthy to Cor­do­va for ship­ment to Seat­tle. The shuttle will stop at the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Visitor Center upon request. The schedule changes throughout the summer, so be certain to … Campgrounds, RV Parks & Public Use Cabins. Once in Chitina the wonderful 60 mile McCarthy road begins. Point to point Air Charter. See them in action in the Cop­per Riv­er near Chiti­na, Alaska. What companies run services between Valdez, AK, USA and McCarthy, AK, USA? Option #3 – Shuttle Bus: The Kennicott Shuttle offers daily van service from Glennallen to McCarthy in the morning and back in the late afternoon. I was very pleased with our experience. The rock cut you’re about to dri­ve through was blast­ed out in 1909 as a rail­way to sup­ply and sup­port the Ken­necott Cop­per Mines when they were being built. Ken­ny Lake (pop.500) Ken­ny lake was estab­lished in 1910 as an Alas­ka Road Com­mis­sion Road­house for the Valdez-Fair­banks-Chiti­na Mil­i­tary Road. This is prob­a­bly the nicest camp­ground on the Edger­ton High­way. Most fields are plant­ed in hay. McCarthy Alaska. The western… We recommend slow speeds (5 to 10 mph) on sections of rough road, and no more than the posted speed limit—35 mph—on improved gravel. At Copper Spike Transport, we offer quality transportation to and from the McCarthy/Kennicott areas. 2-5 day small ship explorations. You’ll…. It departs McCarthy at 4:30pm, gets to Chitina at 6:30pm, and arrives in Glennallen at 8:00pm. Flying in can be an enjoyable way to get a different perspective on Alaska and Wrangell-St. Elias Park. Watch for com­mu­ni­ty fish wheels on the Cop­per Riv­er, they can be very inter­est­ing to watch and pho­to­graph. There was a problem with your submission. You’ll enjoy stun­ning views of the Chugach Moun­tains and the abun­dant wild­flow­ers here. Stops are made at the airstrip when needed. Mccarthy-Kennicott Shuttle LLC. This trail fol­lows an old road along the Cop­per Riv­er and has excel­lent views of the glac­i­er along the way. Glennallen is a short trip away where a stop will be made for food, restrooms, and a cappuccino if desired. The first part of this trail is a bit steep, but once you’re out of the spruce for­est, the…. Lastly, take the bumpy McCarthy Road to see McCarthy and Kennicott, two small pioneer toxwns where time seems to have stood still. 10 sites are avail­able in this campground. Or let Kennicott Shuttle (www.kennicottshuttle. Trips available from Whittier, Homer, Seward, Juneau, and Sitka.  ...more, Just out­side Glen­nallen you’ll find some great views of the Cop­per Riv­er and the Wrangell Moun­tains, as well as the chance to take some pho­tos that don’t include any roads or build­ings. A 25-foot wide, 17b Ease­ment that pro­vides foot access to the bluffs over­look­ing the scenic low­er Ton­si­na Riv­er. Watch for yaks graz­ing in the fields south of the road along here. Go to the Wrangell Mountain air website for details or call 1-800-478-1160 / 1907-554-4411. www.wrangellmountainair.com. Book entire boat for your family or group, or opt to bunk with other guests. Sign-up for any of the following email series to help plan your Alaska trip. Stop by the Yak farm and learn why they are an eco­nom­i­cal alter­na­tive to rais­ing cattle. Greater than 30 days from reservation a 10% cancellation fee will be charged. Runs a summer shuttle between Glennallen and McCarthy in Wrangell-St Elias National Park. Pull over and enjoy the Alaskan hos­pi­tal­i­ty and tasty treats. Meals however are not included. Once on the ridge, there are places where the trees open up and there are great views of the sur­round­ing moun­tains. Wrangell St. Elias national park is the home of McCarthy and Kennicott. A special place where the road ends and the wilderness begins. We will contact you for payment and then that package will be delivered. The stand is oper­at­ed by SAPA, a Pen­te­costal Chris­t­ian com­mu­ni­ty of about 70 peo­ple. Boutique, small ship adventure cruises in Alaska's Inside Passage, Cruises depart from Whittier, a 1 hr drive from Anchorage. The eas­i­est way is to use the icon­ic fish wheel — long asso­ci­at­ed with Alas­ka Native sub­sis­tence. Also find the inter­pre­tive sign where you’ll learn about the local fish species that make their home in dif­fer­ent habi­tat nich­es of Cop­per Riv­er water­shed creeks and rivers. The Wrangell-St. Elias Tours shuttle arrives at 10am and departs at 6pm daily. Shuttles depart Anchorage on Wednesdays and Sundays at 9:00 am and arrive at McCarthy by 5:00 pm. If you want to visit a special place with a wonderful atmosphere and amazing adventures to be had give us a call and book your adventure today. Mile 59 McCarthy Rd Glennallen Alaska 99588, COPPER SPIKE TRANSPORT YOUR WAY TO THE WRANGELLS, ANCHORAGE TO MCCARTHY OR MCCARTHY ANCHORAGE, GLENNALLEN TO MCCARTHY OR MCCARTHY TO GLENNALLEN. If we choose flying, do they every cancel flights because of weather? Which one is right for you? Found­ed as a gov­ern­ment agri­cul­tur­al exper­i­men­tal sta­tion, it lat­er served as a trans­porta­tion cen­ter for gold rush prospec­tors. How do you fish in a riv­er full of glacial silt? Later, stroll through the frontier town of McCarthy and experience life in the Last Frontier. Heavy rains, floods, and out­bursts from glacial­ly-dammed lakes can fill the riverbed, in com­par­i­son to the chan­nels you’re like­ly seeing… See them in action in the Cop­per Riv­er near Chitina. Their site also has good information about connecting service to and from Anchorage and other destinations. The trail is approx­i­mate­ly 2 miles and is excel­lent for hik­ing. This is an easy, well-marked BLM trail that leads 1.3 miles south through the spruce for­est to a pic­nic site over­look­ing the Ton­si­na Riv­er. Wrangell-St. Elias Tours provides direct shuttle transportation to McCarthy from Anchorage and Valdez. Take your time on the McCarthy Road. Taking the shuttle was a great way to get to McCarthy and Kennecott. For single riders call and we can work you in. Click here for more information. Let us simplify it for you, How much does an Alaska summer vacation cost? . Bus from Glennallen, AK to McCarthy, AK Ave. Please try again. If you would like to leave the driving to someone else, you can take a shuttle from Glennallen or Chitina to McCarthy. I'd hate to miss our hotel reservations b/c of the flight getting cancelled last minute. Rent a car and travel independently on a set itinerary, with lodging and tours booked in advance. However, if you’re prepared for any conditions (stop by the Chitina Ranger Stations, and be sure to bring a spare tire and jack! Keep your eyes open for moose, bears, fox, and lynx - often seen along the historic McCarthy Road. And these moun­tains are def­i­nite­ly dra­mat­ic. In ear­ly sum­mer, this is the place to be for birdwatching. The trip from Anchorage heads up through Palmer leaving the Matanuska Sustina valley. 105) came to life almost overnight with arrival of the Cop­per Riv­er & North­west­ern Rail­way on Sep­tem­ber 11, 1910. The closer we got to McCarthy, the rougher the road got. Backcountry Connections +1 907-822-5292 makes daily runs from Glennallen to McCarthy in the summer months. Self-drive vacations. Cloud cov­er is the only way you’ll miss this dra­mat­ic scene. The return trip got us back to Glennallen about 8 pm. From Glennallen, Kennicott Shuttle will take you on a memorable 125 mile ride. 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