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Copper River, Cordova

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#115 of 116 in Nature in Alaska
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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The Copper River or Ahtna River (), Ahtna Athabascan ‘Atna’tuu ([ʔatʰnaʔtʰuː]), "river of the Ahtnas", Tlingit Eeḵhéeni ([ʔìːq.híː.nì]), "river of copper", is a 290-mile (470 km) river in south-central Alaska in the United States. It drains a large region of the Wrangell Mountains and Chugach Mountains into the Gulf of Alaska. It is known for its extensive delta ecosystem, as well as for its prolific runs of wild salmon, which are among the most highly prized stocks in the world. The river is the tenth largest in the United States, as ranked by average discharge volume at its mouth.
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  • This is an excellent area to visit. The adjacent Wrangell-St Elias National Park is immense - six times as big as Yellowstone, and contains around 30% of the world's glaciers. Given that, the Park... 
    This is an excellent area to visit. The adjacent Wrangell-St Elias National Park is immense - six times as big as Yellowstone, and contains around 30% of the world's glaciers. Given that, the Park...  more »
  • I spent a week on a river rafting trip on the Copper River in Alaska from Valdez to Cordoba. The trip, done through Sundog Expeditions, was absolutely amazing. We had four knowledgeable tour guides... 
    I spent a week on a river rafting trip on the Copper River in Alaska from Valdez to Cordoba. The trip, done through Sundog Expeditions, was absolutely amazing. We had four knowledgeable tour guides...  more »
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  • Most beautiful place in Alaska
  • Best tasting Salmon!

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