Gates of the Arctic National Park

Gates of the Arctic National Park, despite being the recipient of frequent media attention over the past 45 years, remains one of the most remote and unspoiled places on earth. Its 8.4 million acres cover an area twice the size of Connecticut and only slightly smaller than Switzerland. The park is essentially a road-less wilderness area and, except for limited and difficult access along the Dalton highway, Most recreational visitors choose to enter the park via chartered airplane. The park is home to the Arrigetch Mountains, which means, “fingers of the hand extended”, and is a mountainous area comprised of a tilted intrusion of granite that has been hailed as the hallmark of Gates of the Arctic. Perhaps Bob Marshall described the area best when he called Arrigetch “…a series of sensational needlelike peaks extending in a horseshoe around a gushing creek which rose in the glacier.”  Traversing the landscape below these giants alters our sense of scale as well as our definition of true wilderness.  Rafting, hiking, backpacking in Gates of the Arctic are the activities that Alaska Alpine Adventures specializes in and we have been operating in Gates of the Arctic National Park since 2005.`


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Gates of the Arctic Trips

Arrigetch-Alatna Pack Raft - Gates of the Arctic National Park
Duration: 12 days  Intensity: Level 3 B  Season: Summer  

Our incomparable 12 day combination adventure will take you backpacking and hiking through the Arrigetch Peaks region of the central Brooks Range and canoeing down the wild and scenic Alatna River. Fo...

Backpacking the Arrigetch Peaks - Gates of the Arctic National Park
Duration: 10 Days  Intensity: Level 3  Season: Summer  

The Arrigetch, meaning "fingers of the outstretched hands", are a cluster of peaks within the mighty Brooks Range. The Arrigetch Peaks are known for their sheer walls, vertical spires and spectacular...

Noatak River and Great Kobuk Sand Dunes Combination
Duration: 12 Days  Intensity: Level 2 R  Season: Summer  

Join us for an amazing combination canoeing and hiking trip through two of Alaska’s most remote national parks. We’ll spend the first 6 days of our adventure canoeing and hiking along the Noatak ...