Kennicott River Lodge is located on the banks of the Kennicott River, near the small community of McCarthy, Alaska.

Local recreational activities include:



 Whitewater Rafting 


 Glacier Walking/Climbing



 Mountain Biking


 Historical Kennicott Mine





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Raft Alaska’s Best Rivers in America’s Largest Wilderness

Offering the #1 day raft trip in McCarthy!  Tour a glacier lake, jump off an iceberg in a drysuit, paddle boat class III whitewater, our day raft trip is great for all skill levels!  Experienced, knowledgeable guides make your safety and fun their number 1 priorities while taking you on a river ride like non other in the valley.  Half day and full day Root Glacier hikes offered daily as well as Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Board instruction and bicycle and kayak/SUP rentals.  We are your one stop for adventure in the Kennicott Valley!  Call, text or email us, 907-302-0688,


Kennicott Wilderness Guides-Glacier Climbing, Ice-Climbing, rafting and more!

Since 1995, we have combined a high level of technical skill with unmatched knowledge of wilderness travel specific to the diverse characteristics of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.   We believe in the value of place-based and experiential education, as well as the power of empowerment.  Whether it is a half-day glacier hike, or a month long climbing expedition, we work closely with each of our clients to provide a trip that gives them the skills and support to accomplish their goals and learn more then they set out to.


McCarthy Shuttle, Tours and Transportation

Wrangell-St. Elias Tours

Travel to Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park!


Our shared van service from Anchorage to McCarthy is a simple and cost effective route for backpackers and independent travelers to access the stunning backcountry in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

We pick you up at your accommodations in Anchorage in the morning, and have you in McCarthy, near the center of the park, by 6:00 pm.


Wrangell Mountain Air-The Leader Since 1992!
Wrangell Mountain Air has been the leading provider of flight services in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park since 1992. Our base of operations in McCarthy is located at the end of the 60 mile long McCarthy Road and deep within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Being located near the geographic center of the Park gives us easy and affordable access to what has been called “North America’s Mountain Kingdom”.  From our base at McCarthy Alaska, we offer scheduled air service and day tours to McCarthy-Kennicott from Chitina and Glennallen, charter service from most towns in Alaska, and world-class flightseeing. For the adventurous, fly-in hiking & backpacking trips, rafting, glacier trekking, & wilderness camping are highly recommend as day, or multi-day adventures.



Copper Oar offers wilderness rafting and multi-sport adventures in the Kennicott Valley and throughout the park. Their adventures are 1-15 days in length and suitable for everyone from children and novice adventurers to veteran river travelers looking for the next great journey. Their popular one-day raft and flightsee trip floats you deep into the park for a bush-plane pick-up. Copper Oar specializes in fun and experienced guides with an in-depth knowledge of the local human and natural history.

Celebrating over 35 years of guiding in the Wrangell St. Elias National  Park!
Explore the Kennicott Valley and beyond with St. Elias Alpine Guides, based in Wrangell-St. Elias since 1978. Half and full-day glacier hikes, ice-climbing, trekking, backpacking, rafting, skiing and mountaineering courses & expeditions. Our professional, personable guides love to share their excitement for and knowledge of this magnificent wilderness.