Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska

Anaktuvuk Pass Emergency Health Mandate: No Recreational Access

Updated: September 23, 2021
The latest health mandate supercedes all prior mandates. All travel into Anaktuvuk Pass will be limited to those who can be verified as Essential Personnel critical to the infrastructure of Anaktuvuk Pass, and those who need critical medical care outside of Anaktuvuk Pass. This order takes effect immediately (September 23, 2021), and means there is no recreational access to Gates of the Arctic National Park through Anaktuvuk Pass.

For any questions, please contact the Alaska Public Lands Information Center in Fairbanks at 907-459-3730.

ATV trail leading to Anaktuvuk Pass in the Brooks Range
Anaktuvuk Pass

NPS Photo / Josh Spice

Situated inside the park’s boundaries, at the top of a 2,000 foot mountain pass, the village of Anaktuvuk Pass (Map) is a great place to start your exploration of the north central areas of Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.

Anaktuvuk Pass is accessible by commercial air service from Fairbanks and hosts a ranger station staffed by National Park Rangers during the summer season. A small village off of the road system, Anaktuvuk Pass does have limited services available to visitors.

Most of the residents of Anaktuvuk Pass are Nunamiut Inupiaq, and many still rely on subsistence activities to supplement their lives. If you visit or travel through the village and Native corporation lands in the area, please respect these traditional subsistence activities.

The Nunamiut have a rich history living in the Brooks Range that dates back generations, and you can learn more about their culture at the Simon Paneak Memorial Museum located within the village.

Learn more about the history of Anaktuvuk Pass and the Nunamiut people who live there.


Last updated: September 29, 2021

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