As Denali becomes more crowded, people are increasingly making the trip to the more remote WRANGELL-ST ELIAS NATIONAL PARK in the extreme southeast corner of the Interior, where four of the continent’s great mountain ranges – the Wrangell, St Elias, Chugach and Alaska – cramp up against each other. Everything is writ large: glacier after enormous glacier, canyon after dizzying canyon, and nine of the sixteen highest peaks in the US, all laced together by braided rivers and idyllic lakes where mountain goats, Dall sheep, bears, moose and caribou roam.

 

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