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Wrangell Mountain Air - Day Trips
Ranked #3 of 7 things to do in McCarthy
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Owner description: Wrangell Mountain Air is based at McCarthy in the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. We offer day trips and 3 scheduled flight daily from Chitina (at the end of the paved road) to McCarthy-Kennicott, flightseeing tours in the best of Wrangell-St. Elias and fly-in backpacking, basecamping and rafting. There are a range of accomodations and activities available at McCarthy-Kennicott so plan on spending a day or two to enjoy the feel of remote Alaskan towns.
Reviewed July 28, 2012

We flew with Wrangell Mountain Air to the Foot of the Tana Glacier for a wild Class V rivertrip. Don was our pilot who flew us by the toughest section of the river and pointed out water levels and potential conflicts. Although loaded down to the gills Don touched down like a feather, and off he went for more gear and peeps. The plane was in immaculate shape, and one could tell these guys know there stuff. We felt we were in good hands for safety and experienced a super positive attitude from Wrangell Mountain Air. We'll definitely be back next year!

Thank Brady B
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

Denali park is great no question but this park is more amazing. Getting there is tough but Wrangell Mountain Air is the right place to start with. Flight is 30 min or so and the crew is super professional (Martin was our pilot and he was great). Kennicott Mine was simply amazing and McCarthy town was frozen in time (real deal as opposed to Talkeetna when the train stops there and your closest 1000 friend are strolling thru town :). We highly recommend it! Kari and Konrad

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Reviewed July 18, 2012

With a fellow-traveller I took the 50 minutes Backcountry Tour with Wrangell Mountain Air from McCarthy Airfield. It gives you a better understanding of the whole area, beautifull scenery and admiration for the first prospectors and builders of the mines in this, then unexplored, wilderness.. All that hardship for only, just under, 40 years of active mining of the Kennecott Mines.

Thank Hochis
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

We flew with the company for our wilderness hiking trip in Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve. Fantastic pilots and service, we appreciated very much their flexibility as we needed to postpone our flight for few days. Flight takes around 30 minutes and the views are just incredible. They do also sightseeing, so try it if you don't go for hiking.

Thank MilouXL
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