Gates of the Arctic National Park

Gates of the Arctic National Park
Location: west of Dalton Highway through Brooks Range
Length of visit: half day to multiple days
Major draws: Scenic views, wildlife, backcountry camping
Strenuosity: 6 out of 10
Cost/Fees: Free
Additional considerations: No roads access park, no trails
Description: Despite the park’s proximity to the highway, crossing into its boundaries requires fording rivers and hiking at least 5 miles across muskeg and tundra without trails. We day hiked 13-miles roundtrip from Galbraith Lake campground to be able to say we made it.