Posted on January 07, 2022 under
Killik Canoe

On the northern edge of Gates of the Arctic National Park flows the clear and fascinating Killik River. Its glacial valley is broad between towering peaks and there is something to discover around every corner.

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Posted on November 22, 2021 under
Gates of the Arctic Packraft
hiker and the arrigetch peaks in Gates of the Arctic Alaska

Can’t decide between a backpacking trip into the Arrigetch or a paddling trip in Gates of the Arctic? Do both! Light and nimble packrafts allow us to start in the headwaters of the Alatna and paddle the spunky clear river down to the Arrigetch Peaks. Once the granite towers are in sight, we’ll shoulder our…

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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…

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Noatak Canoe
the noatak river winds through the brooks range in gates of the arctic national park

Join Arctic Wild on a wilderness canoe trip in Gates of the Arctic National Park for ten days of canoeing, hiking and wildlife in Alaska’s biggest wilderness. This is canoe camping at its best, with fun paddling, great wildlife encounters, and endless hiking opportunities. There are few places in Alaska’s arctic where we so reliably…

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Gates of the Arctic Backpack
lone caribou is dwarfed by the brooks range

If you are looking to get off the beaten path, look no further than Gates of the Arctic National Park where the only trails are wildlife trails and the only people in the area are your companions. This trip combines with our Noatak Canoe Trip. Discounts apply if you join both trips. Contact us for…

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Posted on March 02, 2021 under
Aleutian Adventure – Adak to Attu
Aleutian Island Trip

It is hard to believe a place as beautiful as the Aleutians is real. Impossibly green islands erupting from the unfathomably rich ocean. Simultaneously storm-battered and verdant. Cloaked in glaciers while smoking with volcanic vents. As remote as any place on earth but with a complex and fascinating human history. Explore the Aleutians with us!

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Posted on December 01, 2020 under
Gates of the Arctic Packrafting
hiker and the arrigetch peaks in Gates of the Arctic Alaska

Can’t decide between a backpacking trip into the Arrigetch or a paddling trip in Gates of the Arctic? Do both! Light and nimble packrafts allow us to start in the headwaters of the Alatna and paddle the spunky clear river down to the Arrigetch Peaks. Once the granite towers are in sight, we’ll shoulder our…

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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…

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Posted on February 11, 2020 under
Gates of the Arctic Base Camp
caribou walk in a line across a hill in the Brooks Range

Enjoy the wild landscape of the central Brooks Range in Gates of the Arctic National Park with us this fall as the tundra turns crimson and gold with fall colors. From our comfortable camp on the tundra you have ample time to hike the tundra, watch for arctic wildlife, search for ancient Inupiat Eskimo sites,…

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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.

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Posted on October 15, 2019 under
Alsek Raft and Hike
Hiking on the Alsek River in Alaska

Green forests, white and blue glaciers, gray water, and a rainbow of wildflowers are the palette of the Alsek River. Join us for a week of rafting and hiking in a Pleistocene landscape. Ice scoured and raw, the Alsek watershed has only recently emerged from beneath the glaciers of the last ice age, and yet…

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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,…

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