Gates of the Arctic National Park

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Gates of the Arctic National Park is a United States National Park in Northern Alaska. It is the northernmost US national park, lying entirely north of the Arctic Circle, and the second largest—at 13,238 mi² (39,460 km²) it is roughly the size of Switzerland! The park is also one of the most remote national parks in the United States with no established roads or trails entering or within the park. As such, it is primarily visited by adventurous souls who backpack by foot or travel along the handful of wild, scenic rivers which run through the park. The park is one of the last truly wild places left in the US.


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