Gates of the Arctic National Park
Accessible Only by Plane
Bettles, AK 99726
National Park: Birding, Fish, Hike, Picnic, Walk, Water Sports
A vast and essentially untouched area of superlative natural beauty and exceptional scientific value – a maze of glaciated valleys and gaunt, rugged mountains covered with boreal forest and arctic tundra vegetation, cut by wild rivers, and inhabited by far-ranging populations of caribou, Dall sheep, wolves, and bears (barren-ground grizzlies and black bears).