St. Elias Alpine Guides

+1 888 933 5427
Motherlode Powerhouse, McCarthy, 99588, Alaska, United States of America

St. Elias Alpine Guides is the oldest continuously operating guide service in the Wrangell St. Elias National Park, and
has been sharing this remarkable wilderness with people since 1978.
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1/2 Day Root Glacier Hike

As far as Alaska day hikes go, our Half Day Root Glacier Hike is hard to top. From stunning vistas of 16,390’ (4,995m) Mt....   read more
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Three River Raft and Flightsee

Our three river raft and flightsee is a great Alaska river trip for families, solo adventurers, couples, and just about anyone. ...   read more
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Root Glacier Ice Climbing Seminar

If you want to experience the thrill of ice climbing in Alaska, this is the trip for you. Set amidst the stunning beauty of the Wrangell...   read more
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1/2 or Full Day Root Glacier Hike

With it’s sculpted ice and pristine blue pools, the Root Glacier is the perfect place for a fun day of exploration. Your...   read more
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Learn to Ice Climb!

Learn to ice climb on the spectacular Root Glacier is an adventure you won’t soon forget. Your adventure starts at our office...   read more
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Three River Raft and Flightsee

If you’re looking for a true, deep wilderness adventure and a great value, our Three River Raft and Flightsee is the adventure...   read more
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Frequently Asked Questions

Cancellation Policy:  Your deposit is refundable should you want to change or cancel your trip prior to the day of the trip.  Your deposit is nonrefundable should you change or cancel your trip the day of your trip.

Payment:  We accept Visa, Mastercard, personal checks, money orders, and wire transfers

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By Car from Anchorage:  Follow the Glenn Highway east to Glennallen.  Turn south on the Richardson Highway to the Edgerton Cutoff and follow the signs to Chitina.  From Chitina take the McCarthy Road to its end at the Kennicott River.  From there it’s a short 5 minute walk or shuttle ride to the town of McCarthy.

By Air from Anchorage:  There are a handful of private air services that provide flights from Anchorage to McCarthy.  Please contact us for further information.

By Air from Chitina:  Wrangell Mt. Air operates regular flights from Chitina to McCarthy.  Please contact us for further information.

By Car from Anchorage via Valdez:  If you’ve got some extra time and would like to enjoy the spectacular scenery of Prince William Sound, this is a great way to travel to McCarthy.  From Anchorage follow the Seward Highway south to Whittier.  From Whittier you and your car board an Alaska Marine Highway ferry to Valdez.  From Valdez follow the Richardson Highway north to the Edgerton Cutoff.  Turn and follow the signs to Chitina.  From Chitina take the McCarthy Road to its end at the Kennicott River.  From there it’s a short 5 minute walk or shuttle ride to the town of McCarthy.

Mailing address
Motherlode Powerhouse,
City
McCarthy
Zip / Postcode
99588
State / Region
Alaska
Country
United States of America

Latitude: 61.4333333
Longitude: -142.9216667