Posted on April 24, 2024 under
Glacier View Base Camp

Enjoy a week of big wilderness and big views in the Eastern Alaska Range this spring. From our comfortable camp deep in the mountains we can explore the surrounding valleys and glaciers, search for Dall sheep, and simply enjoy the solitude and wilderness of this mountain kingdom.

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Posted on April 23, 2024 under
Tsirku Rafting
calm waters of lynn canal and light on the chilkat range

From the ice of Glacier Bay to the world renowned Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Rafting the Tsirku River is a journey through a rugged land of rock, ice and wildlife.

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Posted on April 08, 2024 under
Adak to Attu – Swanson
Aleutian Island Trip

It is hard to believe a place as beautiful as the Aleutians is real. Impossibly green islands erupt from the unfathomably rich ocean and are simultaneously storm-battered and verdant. The landscape is cloaked in glaciers while smoking with volcanic vents. It is as remote as any place on earth but with a complex and fascinating…

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Posted on March 06, 2024 under
Wrangells Base Camp – Vuchetich

Enjoy big wilderness and big views in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park this summer. From our comfortable camp perched in the alpine, we can explore the surrounding mountains and glaciers, search for Dall sheep, and simply enjoy the solitude and wilderness of this mountain kingdom.

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Posted on February 14, 2024 under
Cruickshank – Kongakut
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 10, 2024 under
Aichilik Rafting – Tishman
arctic coast, coastal plain and the brooks range in the arctic national wildlife refuge

The Aichilik River is a beautiful clear river traversing the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The trip starts in the foothills of the Brooks Range and ends at the frozen Arctic Ocean, allowing you to experience a great diversity of wildlife and habitats. Early summer in the arctic is a time of…

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Posted on January 22, 2024 under
Noatak Canoe
the noatak river winds through the brooks range in gates of the arctic national park

A classic wilderness canoe trip in Gates of the Arctic National Park with canoeing, hiking, and wildlife in Alaska’s ultimate arctic wilderness. There are few places in Alaska’s Arctic where we so reliably see a variety of wildlife.

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Posted on January 11, 2024 under
Spring Base Camp
caribou walk in a line across a hill in the Brooks Range

Enjoy the wild landscape of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as the tundra greens and life fills the Arctic under the midnight sun. From our comfortable camp in the mountains you’ll have ample time to hike, watch for arctic wildlife, and enjoy the beauty of spring.

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Posted on January 10, 2024 under
Banks Island Canoe Supported Base Camp – Mills
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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Posted on January 09, 2024 under
Jago Whitewater
river side camp in arctic alaska

Raft from the peaks of the Brooks Range to the Coastal Plain of the Arctic Refuge on the little traveled and raucous Jago River. This rafting trip has it all: day hikes, glacier views, whitewater rafting, spring wildflowers, and if lucky, lots of wildlife. Traverse the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on this gem of a…

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Caribou Migration Backpack

Caribou amass in great herds in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in late June. This scenic backpacking trip follows their ancient paths across the tundra to the northern edge of the Brooks Range.  

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Posted on January 05, 2024 under
Aichilik Rafting
arctic coast, coastal plain and the brooks range in the arctic national wildlife refuge

The Aichilik River is a beautiful clear river traversing the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The trip starts in the foothills of the Brooks Range and ends at the frozen Arctic Ocean, allowing visitors to experience a great diversity of wildlife and habitats. The trip is timed to experience early summer in…

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Posted on December 20, 2023 under
Teshekpuk Packraft
kiliii yuyan photo of two snowy owls

Explore the unexplored with Arctic Wild. We will paddle through the remote and pristine Western Arctic, visiting the enigmatic Pik Sand Dunes and ending at wildlife rich Teshekpuk Lake. This is an exploratory trip, a first for both you and for us.

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Posted on December 01, 2023 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.

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Arrigetch 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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Nigu River Rafting
colorful mountains of the western brooks range alaska

Looking for complete immersion in Alaska’s most remote and wild region? Northern Gates of the Arctic offers its few visitors unparalleled wilderness and unmatched beauty. Paddle the Nigu and explore the very heart of the Brooks Range.  

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Gates and Kobuk National Parks
Kobuk Sand Dunes

Alaska’s National Parks are true wilderness parks; most of them are both rarely visited and stunningly beautiful. Our National Park trip visits both Kobuk Valley National Park and Gates of the Arctic National Park in a single fun filled trip.

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Cape Krusenstern – Kobuk Valley – Gates of the Arctic

Alaska’s National Parks are true wilderness parks; most of them are rarely visited and stunningly beautiful. Our northwestern Alaska National Park trip visits Cape Krusenstern, Kobuk Valley National Park, and Gates of the Arctic National Park in a single fun filled trip.

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Mission: Caribou
Caribou in Alaska

Each and every summer the Porcupine River 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 in a frothy torrent. Though just miles from Alaska’s Kongakut River in Alaska, the Firth features unique geology, outstanding hiking, significant whitewater, and the most northerly spruce forests in North America. A truly epic river trip!

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Canning River Canoe
smiling paddler on the Noatak River

The Canning River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a river of superlatives. Its clear fast waters rush from the tallest peaks in the Brooks Range spilling into the Arctic Ocean in a wildlife rich delta.

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

If your interest is wildlife, this is the trip for you. 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 remote canoe trip.  

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Kongakut to the Arctic Ocean
rafting from the Brooks Range in the Arctic Refuge. Micah Baird Photo.

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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Hulahula Mountains 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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Charley River Rafting
Raft negotiates some rapids in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Alaska

Rafting the Charley is a journey of contrasts. Starting high on the tundra where the river is little more than a creek, we descend, through the canyon and into the boreal forest. Below lies the broad silty Yukon River, rich with history and offering some of the best campsites anywhere.

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Dog Sledding
sled and dogs on dog sledding trip in northern Alaska

Dog sledding is a tradition from the earliest human times in Alaska and the quintessential way to experience winter in the Arctic and Interior.

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Posted on November 10, 2023 under
Gallenson – Tutka Bay

Ready for full days of adventure and evenings filled with good food and wine? Tutka Bay Lodge offers access to some of Alaska’s best places along with comfortable lodging and outstanding meals. It is basically paradise.

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Posted on November 01, 2023 under
Sierra Club – Western Arctic Base Camp
colorful mountains of the western brooks range alaska

In northern Alaska between the Chukchi Sea and the western Brooks Range is a seldom traveled region of broad vistas and tundra etched with caribou trails. It is an important wilderness area and almost totally unknown. Explore the wildest corner of arctic Alaska with Arctic Wild and the Sierra Club.

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Posted on October 30, 2023 under
Sierra Club – Aichilik Rafting
arctic coast, coastal plain and the brooks range in the arctic national wildlife refuge

The Aichilik River is a beautiful clear river traversing the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The trip starts in the foothills of the Brooks Range and ends at the frozen Arctic Ocean, allowing visitors to experience a great diversity of wildlife and habitats. The trip is timed to experience early summer in…

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Posted on September 08, 2023 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, and enjoy the nation’s northern most…

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Posted on January 07, 2023 under
Glacier Bay’s Wild Coast

Glacier Bay is a land of enormous proportions with glacier cloaked peaks erupting from the sea and icy rivers flowing in great torrents through ancient spruce forests. Most people only see the heavily traveled Glacier Bay, but we want to share Glacier Bay’s wild coast with you this spring.

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Posted on January 04, 2023 under
Sierra Club – Arctic Base Camp

There is no place quite like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge when the sun shines day and night on the endless rolling tundra, and the recently frozen ground bursts with flowers and bird song. Join us for a six day base camp trip in the Arctic Refuge and experience wilderness solitude at its best.  

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Posted on December 08, 2022 under
Demarcation Bay Base Camp
an airplane meets a group of campers on the arctic coast of Alaska. Micah Baird Photo

Alaska’s arctic coast is a storied region. Home to Inupiat Eskimos for thousands of years, it has attracted whalers, mineral seekers, and adventurers, all chasing their fortunes. It is a region of stunning beauty and richness. Seals haul out on the arctic pack ice, and thousands of waterfowl collect in the lagoons and river deltas…

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