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Kobuk Valley National Park

Hiking adventures into the remote and beautiful Great Kobuk Sand Dunes.

Entirely above the arctic circle, Kobuk Valley National Park is distinct in a multitude of ways.  As one of the least visited national parks it the system, it is certainly one of the most difficult to get to, and perhaps the park’s hallmark, the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes represent the largest active arctic sand dune field in North America.

The park is also home to the 400,000 strong Western Arctic Caribou herd, as well as salmon, sheefish, bears (both brown and black), wolves, Dall’s sheep, and a multitude of migratory and resident bird species.  Combine that with a profound 12,000 years of history of human history and the result is a bountiful arctic ecosystem.

Key Highlights

Backpacking Hiking Kayaking Canoeing
Brown Bears Golden Eagles Moose Black Bears Bald Eagles Caribou Wolves Fox Muskox
Mountains Rivers Waterfalls Glacial Valley Lakes Tundra
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