We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
The road less traveled - not to be missed!

We decided we wanted to see as much of Wrangel St. Elias as we could so we drove both the McCarthy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sunnyvale, CA
Awesome place

This road really takes you off the beaten path. My two sons and I traveled back on the road until... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2018
Fred B
San Clemente, California
Read all 8 reviews
All photos (5)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“road”(8 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Glenn Highway, Slana, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK
Reviews (8)
Filter reviews
8 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews off the beaten path ranger station road miles end scenery creek hike car mountains views elias dust
Updating list...
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided we wanted to see as much of Wrangel St. Elias as we could so we drove both the McCarthy road and the Nabesna Road. This one was amazing. It's so peaceful - you're only one of a few travelers on the road on...More

Thank lanamom
Reviewed May 21, 2018

This road really takes you off the beaten path. My two sons and I traveled back on the road until we hit a fast moving creek and decided to turn back. We didn’t want to get stuck. We went on a short hike but turned...More

Thank Fred B
Reviewed July 19, 2017

I drove Nabesna Road the day after driving the only other road in the park. I drove all the way to the end to hike Rambler's Mine. Two rangers stopped me to warn me to slow down,as the people living near the lodge don't like...More

Thank conniegum
Reviewed April 5, 2017

At the trailhead Milepost 12, I began my first real snowmachine ride with friends to go ice fishing on Copper Lake. It was thrilling! We ended the day at Sportsman's Paradise on Nebesna Road which never disappoints. Such hospitality. Saw many caribou, wolf tracks and...More

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed July 4, 2016

We did not drive the entire 42 miles. The chip seal ends at mile 16, and then becomes a fairly narrow gravel road in decent condition in June. We heard these roads get worse as the summer rains happen. Turnaround spots are not plentiful. Scenery...More

1  Thank mooff
Reviewed December 22, 2015

Fascinating old road, recommend 4 wheel drive, but scenery is worth the effort. Bumps and Dust, heard there were animals but we did not see any.

1  Thank newberryopera
Reviewed October 12, 2015

We wanted to see as much of Wrangell St. Elias National Park, so we decided to include this road in our itinerary. In order to drive this road, you must have a car that is allowed to drive off pavement. You are taking a road...More

3  Thank TheTravelinMan1944
Reviewed September 14, 2015

Arriving at the ranger station on the Nabesna Road the very friendly park rangers will give you an abundance of information about the National Park and most importantly a CD you can pop into your player and listen to while driving along the road. It...More

6  Thank Anja G
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Nabesna Road staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines