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    Gates Of The Arctic

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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Tinayguk River

Ranger preparing inflatable boat for days float on the Tinyaguk River

NPS Photograph

The Tinayguk is the largest tributary of the North Fork of the Koyukuk. Both lie entirely within the pristine environment of Gates of the Arctic National Park.

 










Approximate Length




44 mi / 71 km




Scenic Quality




Broad, glacial valley bordered by the rugged peaks of the Endicott Mountains




Recreational Opportunities




High potential for hiking and backpacking; access is more difficult than North Fork of Koyukuk




Geologic Features




South flank of the arctic Continental Divide; glacial valleys bordered by Endicott Mountains




Natural Resources




Variety of wildlife




Cultural Resources




Significant cultural resources were not identified on the Tinayguk River at the time of its designation as a Wild & Scenic River.




 
Location map of the Tinayguk River.
NPS Image

Did You Know?

The craggy Arrigetch Peaks draped in snow.

The name of the Arrigetch Peaks in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve comes from the Nunamiut word for "outstretched fingers."