Gates of The Arctic National Park and Preserve

  • Gates of The Arctic glacier



Gates of The Arctic Information

Lying north of the Arctic Circle, this remote park and preserve is the northernmost national park in the U.S. and the second largest, spanning 8,472,506 acres.

There are no roads in or out of Gates of the Arctic, so visitors must schedule flights or be intrepid hikers to visit this remote Alaskan wilderness. And while the park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the wild arctic weather can and does change on a dime, and always poses challenges because of the extreme cold. However, the views offered here are some of the most breathtaking in the United States. This is truly a must-visit for the most adventurous of park lovers. 

Making an Impact

Visiting Gates of The Arctic

Map of the Park

Gates of The Arctic National Park and Preserve
4175 Geist Rd.
Fairbanks , AK

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