During the months of June and July we offer Horseback Trail rides in McCarthy, Alaska. An area rich in history, scenery, adventure, and the Midnight Sun. While visiting this beautiful historic area plan your stay to include a night or more in one of our spectacular Hotel’s with activities planned with you in mind.
A Little McCarthy History      Copper was discovered in Kennicott Mountain 1900. The mines and the company town of Kennicott were built by the Kennicott Mining Company quickly after the discovery. It grew quickly into a major town with a gymnasium, a hospital, a school, a bar and a brothel. The Copper River and Northwestern Railway reached McCarthy in 1911.      The bulk of McCarthy's main road In 1938 the copper deposits in Kennicott Mountain were mostly gone and the town was mostly abandoned. The railroad discontinued service that year. Over its 30-year operation, U.S. $200 million in ore was extracted from the mine, making it the richest concentration of copper ore in the world. The population of McCarthy and Kennicott fell to almost zero until the 1970s, when the area began to draw young people from the many who came to Alaska in the 70's for adventure and the big money of the Trans Alaska Pipeline project. In the 80's after the area was designated Wrangell-St. Elias National Park (1980) it began to draw some adventurous tourist to the new national park. The few people that lived there began to provide a variety of tourist services. There was always at least one family living in the McCarthy area from 1953 to the present day.      The old mine buildings, artifacts, and colorful history attract visitors during the summer months. The Kennicott and McCarthy area ranks as one of the United States most endangered landmarks by the National Trust for Historic Places. Emergency stabilization of the old buildings has been done and more will be required. The history and the Trails make this a trip you will not soon forget! Contact Us now to book your reservations.
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