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Visit the Kennecott Mine in Alaska

Getting There: You can drive to the Kennecott mine area by heading south on the Richardson Highway from Glennallen to the Edgerton Highway where you will turn east towards Kenny Lake. Follow the Edgerton Highway 34 miles to the turnoff for the McCarthy Road. This is an unimproved gravel road that takes you 60 miles on the McCarthy Road that ends at the Kennecott River where you come to parking area and a footbridge taking you the final 1 mile to the town of McCarthy. From McCarthy, it is 4.5 miles to Kennecott, and shuttles are available from McCarthy.


McCarthy Alaska

The town of McCarthy is pretty unique even by Alaskan standards. It's one of the most enjoyable destinations for families as the town is a living replica of the mining days in Alaska. You will find plenty of good eats and comfortable lodging at either the McCarthy Lodge or Ma Johnson's Hotel. Also, the option for staying at food and lodging at Kennecott Glacier Lodge

Kennicott Mine: Camping near Kennecott Mine in Alaska.

Flightseeing and wilderness hiking with Wrangell Mountain Air. Take the shuttle van to Kennecott (6 miles); food and lodging is available at the Kennecott Glacier Lodge. Check into the guided wilderness trips and Kennecott mine tours with St. Elias Alpine Guides or the river rafting trips with Copper Oar. For the adventurous the glacier tours with ice climbing lessons or alpine hikes and fly in day trips are available with Kennecott WIlderness Guides.

Kennecott Mine Campgrounds

While there are no campgrounds at Kennecott Mine itself there are options for camping available fairly close by.