Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Photo Gallery

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Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park ranks as the country's largest national park, tipping the scales at 13.2 million acres. In such a landscape, otherwise-remarkable items like Mount Drum (pictured here) can disappear. The extinct volcano is 12,000 feet tall, but it's the smallest in the Wrangell Mountains Range.  
Credit: Tom VandenBerg/National Park Service 
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Pools of brilliant blue water dot the Wrangell-St. Elias landscape where glaciers have melted. Much of this can be attributed to global warming, as more pools pop up all the time—a dramatic, if ominous feature of the park.  
Credit: Nate Verhanovitz/National Park Service 
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The Copper River flows over 285 miles through the Wrangell Mountains. The river was named for the abundant copper deposits along its upper part.  
Credit: Tom VandenBerg/National Park Service 
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This autumn view from the McCarthy Road illustrates one of the many faces of the park. The 60-mile route makes for an easy gateway to Wrangell-St. Elias' wilderness.  
Credit: Charles Westerlage/National Park Service 
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Spanning the Gilahina River, the Gilahina Trestle was built in 1911 in (rumor has it) eight days. The landmark is listed on the National Historic Register and is a popular sight among park visitors.  
Credit: Tom VandenBerg/National Park Service 
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Glaciers cover more than 25 percent—5,000 square miles—of the Wrangell-St. Elias landscape. The Hubbard Glacier flows more than 75 miles and has a six-mile-wide face.  
Credit: National Park Service 
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Head in the clouds? The second highest peak in the U.S., Mount St. Elias has an elevaton of over 18,000 feet.  
Credit: Valentin Sommer/National Park Service 
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Mount Sanford, the third highest volcano in the United States, rises 8,000 feet in one mile, making it one of the steepest slopes in all of North America.  
Credit: Kyle Rood/National Park Service 
 
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