Discover a Premier Wilderness

This vast landscape does not contain any roads or trails. Visitors discover intact ecosystems where people have lived with the land for thousands of years. Wild rivers meander through glacier-carved valleys, caribou migrate along age-old trails, endless summer light fades into aurora-lit night skies of winter. It remains virtually unchanged except by the forces of nature.

Mountain reflection in a tundra pond in fall

What is Gates of the Arctic?

Discover why this wild land became a national park

Hikers ascending a rocky slope in the mountains

How to Visit

Information for planning a trip to Gates of the Arctic

Cover of Arctic Odyssey book

History Publications

Read or download publications about the history of Gates of the Arctic

2017 Alaska Archaeology Month poster

April is Alaska Archaeology Month!

Learn more about Alaska's ancient history and rich cultural traditions

Salmon dry on a fish rack along a river

Living with the Land

Preserving traditional lifestyles in the Brooks Range

Black spruce surround a tundra pond in the mountains

Ambler Right of Way

ANILCA legislation provides for a transportation corridor to access the Ambler Mining District for development of mineral resources

A bushplane drops off a load of gear and people on a river bar in the mountains

Getting to the Park

Directions and options for getting to Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 30
Bettles, AK 99726


(907) 692-5494

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