mount st. elias

Say hello to the second tallest mountain in America: Mount St. Elias in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve in Alaska. Standing over 18,000 feet tall, it towers over Icy Bay, which gets its name from the glaciers that run down Mount St. Elias’s slopes. It’s just one of the many amazing natural sights in America’s largest national park. Photo by Bryan Petrtyl, National Park Service.

Mount St. Elias looms over Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, our nation’s biggest national park. With towering mountains, county sized glaciers, diverse wildlife and scenery like this, it’s no surprise that this Alaska park is also a World Heritage site. It doesn’t reveal its wonders easily, but for the adventurous spirit, the rewards are limitless. This image is from a recent flyover of the park by the National Park Service.