Getting to Gates of the Arctic
There are no roads to or in Gates of the Arctic National Park. Access is by air taxi or long walks.
Below you will find an interactive map showing the location of Anaktuvuk Pass, a small town within Gates of the Arctic National Park. Following this is the official park map provided by the National Park Service. You can view either the original PDF file (sometimes very large files) or a simple image file. The map links will open in a new tab. Note that while this map is useful for general navigation around the park, if you are planning to do any hiking, you should really have a proper Gates of the Arctic Trail Map.
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, AK (FAI)
– Visit TripAdvisor for multi-site airfare search and more FAI airport information
– Visit Expedia to search all available rental cars at FAI
- Anchorage, AK (ANC)
– Visit TripAdvisor for multi-site airfare search and more ANC airport information
– Visit Expedia to search all available rental cars at ANC