Posted on October 27, 2022 under
Kongakut Rafting – Gilson
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. Paddle the Kongakut and hike the surrounding mountains, savoring this remote mountain wilderness with Arctic Wild this summer.

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Posted on October 26, 2022 under
Nigu Rafting – Hatfield Dodds
colorful mountains of the western brooks range alaska

Looking for complete immersion in Alaska’s most remote and wild region? The central Brooks Range offers its few visitors unparalleled wilderness and unmatched beauty. Paddling the Nigu you will explore the very heart of the Brooks Range.  

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Posted on October 21, 2022 under
Arctic Refuge Base Camp for AWL

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 frozen ground bursts with flowers and bird song. Join us for a five day Alaska Wilderness League base camp trip in the Arctic Refuge and experience wilderness solitude at its best.  

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Posted on October 20, 2022 under
Fall Kongakut – Spies Custom
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 October 18, 2022 under
Arctic Refuge Base Camp – AWL

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 frozen ground bursts with flowers and bird song. Join us for a five day Alaska Wilderness League base camp trip in the Arctic Refuge and experience wilderness solitude at its…

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Posted on October 17, 2022 under
Kongakut Rafting – Curran Custom
rafting from the Brooks Range in the Arctic Refuge. Micah Baird Photo.

The Kongakut is a stunning clear water river offering unparalleled 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 River from source to sea with us on this one of a kind trip.  

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Posted on October 06, 2022 under
Wrangell Backpacking – Stevens
backpacking in Wrangell St Elias with Arctic Wild. Malcolm Macdonald Photo

Enjoy a week of big wilderness and big views in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park this summer. This backpacking adventure traverses the flanks of a Mt Sanford where we can explore the surrounding mountains and glaciers, search for Dall sheep, and enjoy the solitude and wilderness of this mountain kingdom. We can tailor this backpack to make…

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Posted on October 04, 2022 under
Nigu Rafting – Regas
colorful mountains of the western brooks range alaska

Looking for complete immersion in Alaska’s most remote and wild region? The central Brooks Range offers its few visitors unparalleled wilderness and unmatched beauty. Paddling the Nigu you will explore the very heart of the Brooks Range.  

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Wrangell Base Camp – Regas

Enjoy a week of big wilderness and big views in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park this summer. From our comfortable camp on the flanks of a volcano 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 September 24, 2022 under
Arctic Exploration Base Camp – Tishman Custom
Caribou migrate past a photographer on the tundra. Mario Davalos photo

The Arctic is vast and wild with an amazing diversity of landscapes and wildlife. We could never see all of it in a week (or even a lifetime) but this one of a kind trip aims to show you some of the most beautiful, wildlife rich and imperiled portions of the Alaskan Arctic.

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Posted on September 22, 2022 under
Caribou Migration Backpack – Rosay Custom
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 and early July. This scenic backpacking trip traverses one of their favorite areas.

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Posted on September 21, 2022 under
Noatak Canoe and Kobuk Dunes – Stanley 2023
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 canoeing and hiking along the Noatak River. We follow this exceptional canoe trip with a couple nights in Kobuk Valley National Park’s Kobuk Sand Dunes. Enjoy the best of two of America’s most remote National Parks.

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Posted on September 15, 2022 under
Hulahula Raft and Hike – Michie Custom
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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Posted on May 19, 2022 under
Canning River Rafting – Moyse Custom
muskoxen on the tundra in Alaska

The Canning River is the largest river in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Many claim it to be the most beautiful. Our journey through the wilderness is designed to immerse you in the beauty of this exceptional area, introduce you to its varied wildlife, and to facilitate your learning about wilderness travel. The Canning offers…

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Posted on April 25, 2022 under
Caribou and Dunes – Sprong Custom

This trip aims to show you the best of Northwest Alaska by spending 3 nights in the western Brooks Range where we hope caribou will be migrating and 1 night in Kobuk Dunes.

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Posted on March 01, 2022 under
Kongakut Rafting – Tishman
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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Shepard – Gates of the Arctic Backpack – 2023
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 private backpacking trip in a forgotten corner of Gates of the Arctic features exquisite mountain scenery and…

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Posted on January 20, 2022 under
Lavender Family Noatak Base Camp and Canoe
2 paddlers discuss the river while steering a canoe in the arctic

Join Arctic Wild for a wilderness adventure in Alaska’s far north. Spring on the Noatak can’t be beat. With birds arriving from around the world, snow melting under the spring sun, and the tundra turning green before your eyes, June is a special time to explore Gates of the Arctic National Park.

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Posted on January 19, 2022 under
Herskovitz Arctic Base Camp
Two hikers on the autumn tundra in Arctic Alaska

Immerse yourself in the wild landscape of the central Brooks Range at the peak of summer. Our five day base camp trip allows you to relish the solitude and serenity of the America’s northernmost wilderness in the company of experienced wilderness guides and your family. Day hikes, stream fishing, and chances to see wildlife make…

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Posted on January 14, 2022 under
Western Arctic Packrafting
Packrafting on the Alatna River in Gates of the Arctic National Park Alaska

Single person packrafts allow us to explore the wildest portions of Alaska and to fish where few have ever cast a line. This week-long adventure in Northwest Alaska has it all: fun packrafting, mountain hiking, and outstanding fishing.

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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 December 28, 2021 under
Aichilik Rafting – Wiltzius
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 is timed to experience spring in all its abundance, with multitudes of birds nesting on the tundra, 24 hour daylight, and the river high with spring runoff.

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High Peaks Backpack – Johnson 2023
Arctic Alaska Hiking Mountains and Snow

Alaska’s arctic is a land of extreme beauty, and the Romanzof Mountains in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are the steepest and most dramatic part of the whole Brooks Range. Abundant wildlife, free flowing rivers, and unnamed mountains delight and inspire backpackers.  We will backpack in the Romanzof Mountains for a week this summer, wandering…

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Posted on December 22, 2021 under
Appel – Wrangell Base Camp

Enjoy big wilderness and big views in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park this summer. From our comfortable camp on the flanks of a volcano 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 December 07, 2021 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 spring in all…

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Posted on December 03, 2021 under
Gates- Kobuk- Noatak- Krusenstern – Blenkush

Alaska’s National Parks are true wilderness parks; most of them are both rarely visited and stunningly beautiful. On this exploration of the Northwest Arctic we will visit Kobuk Valley, Gates of the Arctic, Noatak, and Cape Krusenstern National Parks on a fun filled trip for Mary, David and friends.

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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.

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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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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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Gates of the Arctic and Kobuk Valley 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. Trying to visit all of Alaska’s National Park Units? We can also take you to…

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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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