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Getting to Gates of the Arctic National Park
Driving to Gates of the Arctic
There are no roads to or in Gates of the Arctic National Park. Access is by air taxi or (very) long walks.
Below you will find an interactive map showing the location of the remote village of Anaktuvuk Pass in Gates of the Arctic. Following this are the official park maps provided by the National Park Service. You can view either the original PDF file or a simple JPEG image file (some of these files can be quite large). The map links will open in a new tab. Note that while these maps are useful for general navigation around the park, if you plan to do any hiking, you should really have a proper Gates of the Arctic Trail Map (and in this park, a whole lot of experience and equipment).
Flying to Gates of the Arctic
The nearest airport with major airline service and car rental is in Fairbanks (FAI), a 277 mile drive of more than 11 hours over the mostly unpaved Dalton Highway. Most visitors take a charter flight from Fairbanks, or coordinate with a private outfitter.
Below you will find a listing of the two major airports in Alaska. For each airport we give useful links for further information on the airport, as well as flight and rental car bookings. These links already have the destination airport selected for your convenience. For price searches, simply enter your origin and dates.
Fairbanks International Airport (FAI)
- Browse Flights to Fairbanks at: Skyscanner • Expedia
- Browse Fairbanks rental cars at: Expedia • Hotwire
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)
- Browse Flights to Anchorage at: Skyscanner • Expedia
- Browse Anchorage rental cars at: Expedia • Hotwire
Last Updated on April 11, 2020