Kennecott Mines Topo Map

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Historic buildings of the Kennecott Copper Corporation and nearby onceboisterous town of McCarthy sit beside the Kennicott Glacier. High above, on precipitous mountain slopes, mines once disgorged precious blue-green ore onto aerial trams for transporting to the mill 4,500 feet below. Abandoned wagon roads leading to three of the mines, Erie, Jumbo, and Bonanza, are trails into history. Through the years, Alaskans who prefer a more remote lifestyle have been reclaiming the settlements. New summertime activity came with the area’s designation as Wrangell–St. Elias National Preserve and the subsequent arrival of tourists. Sixty miles of gravel access road limits the number of visitors, however. The road is not recommended for large camper vehicles or trailers. Allow 2 /2 hours to drive the rough road, and beware of flat tires; railroad spikes churned up by road graders are a threat. The road terminates at the Kennicott River.
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Chitina, Alaska

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