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Scheduled flights, flightseeing tours and backcountry flying in the Copper River Valley
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Alaska Backcountry Flying

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park features some of the most amazing backcountry in Alaska. Copper Valley Air specializes in backcountry drop-offs and pick-ups for fishing, camping or hiking adventures throughout the park. Whether you want to fly into an area just out of Glennallen or to remote locations deep in the interior of the park, Copper Valley Air is your air taxi provider.

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park has very few roads leading into the interior. If you want to get to the best fishing and treking spots in Alaska then you need to fly. Copper Valley Air Service has been flying remote backountry drop-offs for decades and we know the region.

There are areas we can fly you into that are short flights out of Glennallen. 

Trip Type:
Base Camp
Duration:
2-4 days
Distance
Varies
Difficulty
Easier to Moderate
There are spectacular view of varying angles of Mt. Sandford, purple and red “painted” volcanic cliffs.  Several beautiful camping areas are easily accessible.
Trip Type:
Base Camp
Duration:
3 days
Distance
3 day hikes of 1-7 miles
Difficulty
Easier to Moderate
Comfortable hiking in high Tundra with beautiful camping spots.  This quiet spot high in the Chugach Mountains is great for solitude and beauty!
Trip Type:
Base Camp
Duration:
2-4 days
Distance
Variable
Difficulty
Easier
Nestled high in the Chugach Mountains, this lake is as pristine as they come.  Many species of fish inhabit the water but it’s the Trout that are the kings here. 
Trip Type:
Base Camp
Duration:
2-4 days
Distance
Varies
Difficulty
Easier to Moderate
Easy tundra hiking. Great for a base camp style trip. Potential side hikes depends on your experience.
Trip Type:
Base Camp
Duration:
3-4 days
Distance
Variable
Difficulty
Easier to Moderate
Trip Type:
Point to Point
Duration:
6-8 days
Distance
33 miles
Difficulty
More Challenging
The Capital Mountain Traverse is an approximately week-long hike through stunning alpine terrain around the north side of Mt. Sanford. For hikers new to Alaska, the route-finding and glacier travel may be more demanding of advanced skills.  
Trip Type:
Point to Point
Duration:
5-7 days
Distance
24 miles, + side trips
Difficulty
Moderate to Challenging
A five to seven day route around the west slope of Mt. Drum with stunning glacier and Mt. Drum views. This is a seldom visited are of the park with opportunities for side trip explorations. 
Trip Type:
Point to Point
Duration:
11 days
Distance
27 miles
Difficulty
Moderate to Challenging
This route provides a beautiful 306-degree view of the Mt. Sanford, Drum, Wrangell and Zanetti. This route takes you through stunning alpine terrain around the north side of Mt. Sanford. 
Trip Type:
Point to Point
Duration:
4-8 days
Distance
15 miles
Difficulty
More Challenging
The plateau rewards you with awesome views of the glacier river, Mt. Drum, Sandford, and Blackburn. 
Trip Type:
Point to Point
Duration:
10-14 days
Distance
89 miles
Difficulty
Very Challenging / Advanced
This monster challenge is a combination of all the routes touring around the Volcanic peaks. There are stunning views of some of the largest peaks in the park.