The Noatak River drains the largest river basin in North America. It flows from the flanks of Mt. Igikpak at 8.510 feet the highest peak of the western Brooks Range. As one of Alaska's least traveled areas, the Noatak offers pure wilderness and remoteness. The Noatak River is a national wild and scenic river. It is virtually unaffected by human activity. The Noatak lies within the remote Gates of the Arctic National Park and Noatak River Preserve. We will start this trip from Fairbanks, Alaska.
From here we drive 200 miles north on the Dalton Highway to Coldfoot. A float plane will drop us off at one of the upper lakes. This trip will lead us through the 65 miles of the Grand Canyon of the Noatak to Noatak village. This trip can be done as a shorter version of 10 days and a takeout at Cutler River without the Noatak canyon.
Mid to late August is the best time to witness the caribou migrations of the Western Arctic caribou herd which currently numbers almost 500,000 animals.
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Airfare is not included in the tour price.
Included: bushflights from Coldfoot to put-in and take-out to Coldfoot, transfer from Fairbanks to Coldfoot RT, all camping meals, professional guide service,2 nights accomodation in Wiseman, outdoor kitchen,tents,canoes or kayaks, PFD's, bear resistant food containers, el. fence
Not included: alk. beverages, gratuities, airfare from and to Alaska
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M14907 offers private guided wilderness adventures and expeditions throughout Alaska. A husband and wife team, we formed in 2001 to organize the world's longest winter adventure race on the 1000 mile long Iditarod Trail. We also offer winter schools for future racers. In the summertime we lead trips to...
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