Day Six: Copper Center & Valdez
VALDEZ: Your excursion continues today with a visit to the Wrangell – St. Elias National Park Visitors Center. View the film of the “Crown of the Continent”, portraying this vast countryside and how the ancient elements carved out this stunning park. Traveling through the Copper Basin you will enjoy a stop to view a segment of the Alyeska Oil Pipeline. Here you learn about the VSM’s (Vertical Support Members) and details regarding the building and maintenance of the pipeline.
Next, Worthington Glacier is known as one of the most photographed glaciers due to its stunning surroundings, this glacier stop offers time to hike or sit and take in the surroundings. As we travel over Thompson Pass and then into Keystone Canyon, some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Alaska reveal themselves. Photo stops will offer time for even the novice to capture stunning vistas.
With an early arrival in Valdez, you can freshen up and enjoy a dinner stop, “mosey ” into the local on-site restaurant for a night of fun and laughter with a touch of local flare. With the light still up on an Alaskan day – we have a secret photo excursion to view salmon, sea lions, sea birds and a possible bear! This is a impromptu jaunt that may not present wildlife opportunities, or may offer the best animal shots of the tour! This is also on the road to the Valdez Terminal of the Pipeline so views of the East tank farm are visible from here.
Overnight in Valdez and sleep a restful Alaskan sleep, as tomorrow brings a day full of wonder and grandeur on the Prince William Sound.
View our preferred accommodations for this area:
Copper River Valley Lodging