Deluxe Lodging in the Wilderness ------------------------------------------------------- McCarthy, Alaska


Activities in Our Area

McCarthy is known for the Wrangell­ St. Elias National Park and Kennecott Historic Mines. We have lots of opportunities for a variety of outdoor activities. Check them out and then book your guest house with us for your entire stay. We know that you’ll find lots to do here and that by the end of the day you’ll be worn out. In fact, most of our guests stay for two nights and we heartily recommend that. If you make the effort to get out here, spend the extra night and really get to enjoy all that we have to offer. Use our Rates and Reservations page to submit a reservation request.

Flightseeing AirplaneFlightseeing opportunities abound in the McCarthy area. Our local pilots can provide an unforgettable aerial tour of the majestic mountain scenery, wild rivers, and spectacular glaciers of this region.

McCarthy Air

Wrangell Mountain Air



Glacier Hiking and Climbing – Kid having fun on the Root GlacierExperience the deep blue mystery of nature’s living ice! Many chances to explore an active glacier are available to the whole family on your visit to McCarthy.

Kennicott Wilderness Guides

St. Elias Alpine Guides

Trek Alaska


Hiker crossing Jumbo Creek on footbridgeHiking – Pack your camera, water bottles and trail snacks, then head out the door to explore our 13 million acre backyard! The McCarthy area offers a wide range of options, from gentle day hikes to exhilarating day-long treks to remote mining bunkhouses with panoramic views and even longer multi-day trips.

Kennicott Wildernes Guides

St. Elias Alpine Guides

Trek Alaska

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park


Chitina RiverRiver and Pack Rafting – Craving the excitement of running remote, wild rivers? The McCarthy area has just the rivers for you and the outfitters to get you down them in style.

Copper Oar Rafting

Kennicott Wildernes Guides

McCarthy River Tours and Outfitters