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Alaska’s most famous ghost town, Kennicott is an old mining village that retains Gold Rush relics, while McCarthy is a sister village, 5 miles away. Today, both are laid-back towns that offer history, scenery, and a taste of old Alaska. You’ll find:
• America’s largest national park, Wrangell St. Elias.
You can’t drive directly here. Rental-car companies don’t permit driving along the roads near here and McCarthy doesn’t permit cars at all. You can fly here from Anchorage (it takes two hours), or drive most of the way: a 6-hour drive to Chitina from Anchorage, then a quick flight from there to McCarthy.
Choose from well-appointed cabins or a romantic lodge in a golden ghost town
Explore abandoned mines or take to the skies on a fligthseeing tour
Summit surrounding peaks or explore quiet mountain trails on your own