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Currant Ridge Cabins

Activities in Our Area

McCarthy is known for the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Kennecott Historic Mines. But that is not all! 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. Email us - - to make your reservations or go to our Rates and Reservations page to submit a reservation request.


Flightseeing Airplane

Flightseeing 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.

Wrangell Mountain Air

McCarthy Air

Copper Valley Air

Experience 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

Wild Alpine

Glacier Hiking and Climbing

Kid having fun on the Root Glacier


Hiker crossing Jumbo Creek on footbridge

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

Wild Alpine

Trek Alaska

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

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

Wild Alpine

River Rafting

Chitina River