Who owns the Kennecott Lodge?
Rich and Jody Kirkwood
The lodge is still owned and operated by Rich and Jody Kirkwood and their two daughters Christina and Katherine. We hope that you will join us here in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park for a great Alaskan vacation.
Where is the Kennicott Glacier?
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
The Kennicott Glacier lies near the end of the McCarthy Road, about 310 miles east of Anchorage in the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
When was the Kennicott Glacier Lodge built?
Built in 1987, Kennicott Glacier Lodge is a replica of one of the historic mining buildings from the copper mining boom town days.
How big is the root glacier?
5,000 square miles
Of the 5,000 square miles of glacial ice in Wrangell-St. Elias, the Root Glacier is the most accessible.
Who owns the Kennecott mine in Alaska?
Today, McCarthy and much of Kennicott are privately owned, with about 50 year-round residents. With unique accommodations at both the Ma Johnson Hotel, part of McCarthy Lodge, and at Kennicott Glacier Lodge you have a great base for exploring Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
How big is McCarthy Alaska?
149.5 mi²McCarthy / Area
How big is the Kennicott Glacier?
Kennicott Glacier is a large (387 km2) broadly south-southeast facing glacier on the south side of the Wrangell Mountains at 61.5∘ N. The glacier exists across a 4600 m elevation range between 5000 and 400 m a.s.l. (Fig.
Can you hike Root Glacier on your own?
Head out on this 5.70 mile, out and back trail near McCarthy, Alaska. Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 2 h 50 min to complete. This is a popular trail for hiking and walking, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day.
Can you hike root glacier without a guide?
The glacier was easy to walk on and incredibly beautiful. If you have $90, then the safety and security of having crampons and a guide is worth it. But you will be absolutely fine without one as long as you stay away from crevasses and the edges of the glacier. This is an absolutely incredible hike.
Did the Motherlode mine ever open?
The highest grades of ore were largely depleted by the early 1930s. The Glacier Mine closed in 1929. The Mother Lode was next, closing at the end of July 1938.
What happened to Kennecott Copper Company?
Kennecott Corporation, the world’s leader in copper output throughout most of the 20th century, had by 1997 ceased to exist as a separate entity. That year it was divided into a group of wholly owned subsidiaries of the British metals and mining company Rio Tinto plc.
Who owns McCarthy AK?
1 Neil Darish is selling the entire town of McCarthy for $3.7 million.
How many rooms are there at Kennicott Glacier Lodge?
At Kennicott Glacier Lodge, there are two buildings with guest rooms: the Main Lodge and the South Wing. The Main Lodge is the original building of our Alaskan lodge and includes 23 guest rooms, the lobby, and the restaurant.
What to do in Kennicott Alaska?
We are the only lodge in the historic town of Kennicott, Alaska and most of the activities in the area begin right across the street from us. Try glacier hiking or ice climbing on the Root Glacier, one of the few easily accessible glaciers in North America.
How do I get to Kennicott Glacier Lodge from McCarthy Airport?
The Kennicott Glacier Lodge shuttle van will meet you at the McCarthy Airport and take you to Kennicott.
Where is Kennicott Alaska?
Kennicott is located 314 miles east of Anchorage. Approximate drive time is 7 hours from Anchorage, 5 hours from Valdez, and 9 hours from Fairbanks. Scheduled and charter flights are available from Anchorage and Chitina.