The Awe-Inspiring Place In Alaska That Will Lead You Straight Into Another Country

Load up and head southeast to the pristine wilderness area in which you will find the small town of Wrangell. With a year-round population sitting just under 2,500 residents, this cherished place is known for its rich Tlingit culture, gorgeous glacial land, prolific fisheries, lush beauty of the surrounding Tongass National Forest and the seemingly unlimited outdoor recreational activities.

What is interesting about Wrangell is that it was originally founded by the Russians and is one of the oldest non-native settlements in the Last Frontier. In many ways, it is a cultural melting pot with many connections to different countries. Specifically speaking, Wrangell is known as the ‘gateway to the Stikine River’ which flows through epic glaciated canyon lands from British Columbia and ends at the mouth near the town of Wrangell. This wildly rugged river is truly a unique masterpiece.

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Ready to see all the wild action of the remote Stikine rapids up close and personal? Check out the epic YouTube video below and get ready to pick your jaw up off the floor as you watch in amazement.

While we’re on a related topic, be sure to check out this other epic canyon in Valdez, Alaska that is way too beautiful for words. Also, you don’t want to miss these 15 reasons to drop everything and visit the Alaska panhandle.