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 over ten thousand 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. Virtually unchanged, except by the forces of nature.

A backcountry ranger stands high in the mountains of Gates of the Arctic, holding a caribou collar

Treasure Hunt Unlocks Caribou Secrets

Two rangers retrieve a GPS collar from an animal in the backcountry, helping biologists learn about the animal’s movements

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

Plan Your Visit

Information for planning a trip to Gates of the Arctic

A raft with four paddlers on the Alatna River with the Brooks Range in the background

A Virtual Gates of the Arctic Getaway

Can't visit Gates of the Arctic? Experience it from afar, virtually!

A rainbow over the Noatak River and mountains

Wild and Scenic Rivers

Information on floating the six Wild and Scenic Rivers in Gates of the Arctic

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

Last updated: April 4, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

101 Dunkel St.
Suite 110

Fairbanks, AK 99701



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