Copper River in the Copper River Valley features spectacular mountain views and breathtaking scenery of Wrangell–St. Elias National Park. It is also the home of the tastiest of all Alaska salmon.
Unlike other tundra rivers in Alaska offering large trout, the Copper River runs through a scenic river valley lined with groves of cottonwood, spruce, and birch. The Copper River rainbow trout are some of the largest in Alaska, and are the reason the Copper River was the first river in the state designated a “fly fishing, catch and release only, trophy rainbow river.”
Take a bear viewing tour where you will boat, raft and hike up the beautiful Copper River. The best time to see them in their natural habitat is late July. The river is full of the largest sockeye salmon and as a result the grizzly bears (actually Alaskan Brown Bear) flock to these small streams for the easy prey.