Kobuk Valley National Park
Location: Kotzebue, Alaska
Length: over 75 miles (121 km)
Features: migrating animals, hiking, backpacking, boating, fishing
About the Kobuk Valley National Park
The Kobuk Valley National Park is located 550 miles northwest from Anchorage into the deep woods and countryside. It has been considered home by early indigenous settlers dating as early as the Ice Age including the the Inupiaq Eskimos and the famous woolly mammoth and caribou. In fact, many fossils were discovered in this site. Aside from this, its fame for its Arctic history paved way for becoming a national park. The park is within the vast 1.8 million acre Kobuk Valley that can be accessed by visitors all year round. Depending on the season, you will need to bring the correct outfit and materials for you to be able to hike, boat, fish. You can hike or go by snowmobile during summer and skis or snowshoes during winter.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Bring proper apparel
Bring proper gadgets and wear the right clothes fit for the season so you can do your desired activities.
2) Don’t disrupt the animals
Please respect wildlife in the area. You will be encountering migrating animals along the paths
3) Caribou passing by
The river is a migration path for caribous. Apply caution when near the area.