K'elt'aeni 2024 - Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Guide - Digital Download

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WELCOME to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska, America’s LARGEST national park encompassing 13.2 million acres!

The park contains the largest wilderness area in the National Wilderness Preservation System at over 9.4 million acres. With four mountain ranges, Wrangell, Chugach, St. Elias and the eastern part of the Alaskan Range, the park features nine of the sixteen highest peaks in the United States, with the tallest mountain in the park being Mt. St. Elias (Was’eitushaa, its indigenous name in Tlingit) near the coast at 18,008 ft. (5.5 km).

The park also features one of the largest concentrations of glaciers in the world. The Nabesna Glacier, at 53 miles long (85 km), is the longest valley glacier in North America and the world’s longest interior valley glacier. Malaspina Glacier, (Sít’ Tlein in Tlingit), is larger than the state of Rhode Island and is one of the largest non-polar piedmont glaciers in the world. Also along the coastal part of the park, the Hubbard Glacier (also called Sít’ Tlein in Tlingit) is one of the largest and most active tidewater glaciers in North America.

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve was established on December 2nd, 1980 under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) and since 1993 has been part of a World Heritage Site with Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, and two national parks in Canada, Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park and Kluane National Park. The National Park Service was established on August 25, 1916 “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”

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