This 12,011-foot volcano rises only about 37 miles due east of Glennallen in a storybook cone with a snowy crown. Although Drum had a dramatic prehistoric eruption history, scientists believe it has not exploded in about 800,000 years.
Best Viewing Spots
About 180 miles northeast of Anchorage
A great view of Drum (and its sister volcanoes of Sanford and Wrangell) fills the windshield during the final 10-mile-drive east into Glennallen on the Glenn Highway. Many pullouts in the area, and along the Tok Cutoff Highway toward Gakona and Chistochina, will feature different views of this colossal peak.
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Drum rises from a rugged wilderness area inside the national park on the other side of the Copper River from Alaska’s highway system and has no practical overland approach. But backcountry adventurers and mountaineers do visit and climb Drum or explore its vicinity after getting dropped off by small aircraft. Drum is a popular flightseeing destination.