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.

Mountain reflection in a tundra pond in fall
What is Gates of the Arctic?

Discover why this wild land became a national park

Caribou antler on tundra in mountain river valley

Learn about the ultimate wilderness of the National Parks

Hikers ascending a rocky slope in the mountains
Plan Your Visit

Information for planning a trip to Gates of the Arctic

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

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

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!

Last updated: November 16, 2023

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101 Dunkel St.
Suite 110

Fairbanks, AK 99701



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