Posted on November 22, 2021 under
Arctic Refuge Packraft
packrafting in the sea ice of the beaufort sea in arctic alaska

Start with a short hike in the northern most Brooks Range. Then paddle your own packraft down a challenging river to the Arctic Coast and stand on the sea ice! Join us this summer solstice for this unique Mountains-to-the-Sea packrafting adventure.

Read More...

Posted on under
Kongakut – Mountains to Ocean
rafting from the Brooks Range in the Arctic Refuge. Micah Baird Photo.

New Trip for 2023! The Kongakut is a stunning clear water river offering a great variety of landscapes and arctic wildlife. If you only have one opportunity to visits the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Kongakut is the perfect choice. Raft the entire Kongakut with us on this one of a kind trip.  

Read More...

Posted on under
Kongakut Rafting
rafting through a canyon in the arctic refuge of alaska

The Kongakut River is famous for dramatic mountain scenery, fun wilderness rafting and frequent wildlife encounters. We will paddle the Kongakut this August as summer gives way to fall and the river is teeming with fish. Autumn brings glorious yellow and crimson to the tundra and brilliant displays of the Aurora borealis overhead. The hiking…

Read More...

Posted on under
Canning to the Coast
smiling paddler on the Noatak River

The Canning River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a river like no other. Its clear fast waters rush from the tallest peaks in the Brooks Range spilling into the Arctic Ocean in a wildlife rich delta. We will hike the northern edge of the Brooks Range and then paddle to the limit of…

Read More...

Posted on under
Caribou Migration Backpack
View from a hike near the Kongakut River, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge of the arctic ocean to the north

On the northern edge of the continent where the Brooks Range nearly meets the Arctic Ocean, caribou amass in great herds at the end of June. This scenic backpacking trip traverses one of their favorite areas.

Read More...

Posted on under
Hulahula Rafting to the Sea
Rafting near the ice in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Alaska. Chris Miller Photo

Raft with us from the heart of the Brooks Range all the way to the Arctic Ocean on the fast-paced Hulahula River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This wilderness rafting trip has it all: day hikes up to glacier views, whitewater rafting, arctic wildlife, spring wildflowers, and even a walk on the frozen Arctic…

Read More...

Posted on November 17, 2021 under
Mission: Caribou
Caribou in Alaska

Each and every summer the Porcupine Caribou herd congregates in northern Alaska for one of the world’s most inspiring wildlife migrations. By late June, the herd swells to nearly 225,000 animals and we regularly see thousands and even tens of thousands of caribou climbing tundra ridges and swimming icy rivers.

Read More...

Posted on under
Firth River Rafting
whitewater rafting in Arctic Alaska. Chris Miller Photo

The Firth River plunges from the Brooks Range to the Arctic Coast in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Though just miles from the Kongakut River in Alaska, the Firth features unique geology, outstanding hiking, significant whitewater, and the most northerly spruce forests in North America. There are also outstanding opportunities to see wildlife.

Read More...

Posted on April 29, 2020 under
Ivishak Packraft
lone caribou is dwarfed by the brooks range

Start with a four day backpacking trip in the most spectacular mountain country in Arctic Alaska. After reaching the river, your backpack trip turns into a river trip as you paddle your own packraft down the beautiful Ivishak River. It is like two trips rolled into one.

Read More...

Posted on February 11, 2020 under
Wind River Rafting
caribou on a gravel bar in Gates of the Arctic

Beginning high in the tundra, the Wind River flows beneath limestone spires, past glacial lakes, and finally through the boreal forests of northern Alaska. Autumn on the Wind offers clear cold nights, aurora viewing, fall colors, and excellent hiking. Join us for fun paddling and wildlife watching in the Brooks Range this fall.

Read More...

Posted on September 25, 2019 under
Hulahula – Raft and Hike
whitewater rafting in Arctic Alaska. Chris Miller Photo

Raft with us through the heart of the Brooks Range on the fast-paced Hulahula River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This wilderness rafting trip has it all: day hikes up to glacier views, whitewater rafting, and arctic wildlife. We are planning several extra days to hike in the mountains. If you like wilderness hiking,…

Read More...