— Wrangell Plateau Fly-In Hiking —
- 1 participant – $2,570 total
- 2 participants – $2,570 total
- 3 participants – $3,390 total
- 4 participants – $5,020 total
- 5 participants – $6,200 total
- 6 participants – $7,500 total
- Trip Length: 1 Day
- Difficulty: Minimal Experience Required, Customized based on goals & ability
- Dates: Daily from approx. June 15th to September 11th, conditions-depending
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A great way to experience the vast-ness of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, fly-in hiking combines the best of both worlds: spectacular bush plane flights, and hiking in a breathtakingly beautiful remote environment. Flying into Wrangell Plateau should be on any adventurer’s list, and is a great way to see the grandeur of the Wrangell Mountains in one fun-filled day. In the morning, you’ll meet your guide, head to the McCarthy airstrip, and hop into a tiny bush plane. Keep your camera ready for the spectacular scenery that awaits you.
Once you’ve landed at the Wrangell Plateau airstrip, you’ve got the whole day to explore! The possibilities are endless. Hiking is easy on the soft tundra, and the views of Mt. Wrangell are plenty! An active volcano just shy of 14,000 feet, it’s a spectacular glaciated backdrop to any adventure! There are alpine lakes to explore, as well as beautiful clear streams. Often there are opportunities to see caribou, sheep, and bears. Don’t forget to pack a lunch, as you and your guide and find the perfect spot to take a break, eat, and enjoy the scenery. As you hike the soft tundra, you’ll look down on expansive glaciers, flowing down from Mt. Wrangell. Whichever direction you head, the beauty of Wrangell Plateau is sure to be a highlight of your Alaskan vacation.
Please consider that weather may cause delays, reroutes, or unexpected overnight trips. Although extremely unlikely, there is a small chance unfavorable weather conditions may require you and your guide to stay the night in the backcountry. On all of our Fly-In Trips, your guide will come prepared with an overnight bag that includes shelter, sleeping bags/pads, and food for your group. Your guide will also have a satellite phone in order to communicate with the flight service.
We strongly encourage advanced reservations for all of our activities. If you’re planning on heading out to the Wrangells this summer, please make a reservation today! You can easily book online yourself by clicking the orange “Book This Trip” button on the left or give us a call and we’ll be happy to assist you!
“A fantastic experience — wild Alaska at its best!”
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