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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.

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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.  

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Thomsen River – Banks Island
muskoxen on Banks Island NWT

The Thomsen River on Banks Island in Canada’s Northwest Territories is the northernmost navigable river in the world. Join us for an outrageous adventure in the high arctic. You will see muskoxen and wildflowers further north than you ever imagined you would go.

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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…

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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.

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Caribou Canoe
Caribou migrate past a photographer on the tundra. Mario Davalos photo

In the far northwest corner of Alaska near the Chukchi Sea is a seldom traveled river we consider the best canoeing river in Alaska. For 8 out of 10 years our June river trips have seen tens of thousands of caribou swimming the river. We regularly see bears, wolves and even wolverines on this fantastically…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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