Featured Attraction: St. Elias Icefield
The icefields of the St. Elias mountains are found in the Kluane National Park and outside the polar ice caps, are amongst the most expansive in the world. Dominated by mountains and ice, which make up 82% of the surface area, it’s easy to find ice that is up to a kilometre deep. During the warmer months, these glaciers feed rivers flowing southward to the Gulf of Alaska and northward into the Yukon River. Due to changing weather, glacial movements expand and contract the ice and are often immense and spectacular. The St. Elias Mountains are home to the greatest concentration of surging glaciers in North America.