The Copper Valley includes some of the most spectacular scenery to be found anywhere in the world. On the left: The Klutina River during breakup as seen from the CRD property.
Klutina & Copper Rivers:
The Wrangell Range:
Mts Drum and Wrangell are readily seen from the CRD property. These spectacular peaks, ranging from over 12,000 to more than 16,000 feet in height, are all contained within the
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. The visitor center for this park is only about six miles from the CRD.
historic Kennecott &
its Copper River &
The CRD is famous for its large-scale outdoor model railroad, partly based on the nearby ghost town of the old Kennecott Copper Company. Come to this bar to experience history through the many large, framed historic photos and to view the historic aspects of the model railroad, including a reproduction of the millsite as it existed in the early 1920s.
It's all about copper. During the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, it was copper which electrified America and would eventually make it possible for America to become a world power when, with its European allies, the U.S.A. won the First World War. But it all started because of an obscure Ahtna Athabascan Indian chief, Nicolai of Taral. This history lives on within the Pub at the Copper Rail Depot through the owner himself, author of the book which took Nicolai out of obscurity. It is an epic history with a humble beginning within the once-remote Copper River Valley. And with the help of the Ahtna people.
While you are in the Copper Valley, be sure to visit our wonderful place and perhaps even meet the author of the historic novel, "Legacy of the Chief." Enjoy the moment and take a trip back into a bygone era ! We are the REAL deal !
The Ahtna dancers from the nearby Native Village of Kluti-kaah.