Gates of the Arctic National Park Photos

“What counts as wilderness and wildness is determined not by the absence of people, but by the relationship between people and place”.

~ Jack Turner, “Wildness and the Defense of Nature”, The Abstract Wild.

Gates of the Arctic

  • Gates of the Arctic is the 2nd largest National Parkin the country, and one of the the largest designated Wilderness areas.
  • Mt. Igikpak is the largest peak in the park.
  • The Arrigetch Peaks are generally 6000-7000‘ ASL.
  • Fewer than 13 000 visitors entered the park in 2014.

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is a grand place. Lying entirely above the arctic circle, the park is slightly larger than Belgium, and is the 2nd largest national park in the US; four times larger than Yellowstone National Park.

The Alaska National Interest Land Conservation Act (ANILCA) of 1980 was the impetus for the designation for National Park and Preserve; prior to this legislation, Gates was a National Monument for 2 years. ANILCA was a monumental piece of legislation that protected over 150 million acres of land, over 40 million acres of National Parks.

  • Rock formations in Valley of Aquarius, Gates of the Arctic National Park photo, Alaska. Gates of the Arctic National Park Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Gates of the Arctic National Park photo Circle Lake, Alaska. Gates of the Arctic National Park Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Koyukuk River and Gates of the Arctic National Park Alaska. Gates of the Arctic National Park Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Brooks Range mountains in Gates of the Arctic National Park, Arrigetch Peaks, Alaska. Gates of the Arctic National Park Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Northern lights photo over Gates of the Arctic National Park Alaska. Gates of the Arctic National Park Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Back and white photo of Gates of the Arctic National Park Alaska. Gates of the Arctic National Park Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Arrigetch Creek in Brooks Mountains, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska. Gates of the Arctic National Park Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Hiker in Arrigetch peaks photo Gates of the Arctic National Park photos, Alaska. Gates of the Arctic National Park Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Photo of Northern lights over Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska. Gates of the Arctic National Park Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Aurora borealis photo over Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska. Gates of the Arctic National Park Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Caliban Peak in Arrigetch Peaks Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska. Gates of the Arctic National Park Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Gates of the Arctic National Park photos Aristech Peaks sunrise, Alaska. Gates of the Arctic National Park Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Gates of the Arctic National Park photos Brooks Range and Takahula Lake, Alaska. Gates of the Arctic National Park Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Photo of the Maidens at sunrise in Arrigetch Peaks, Endicott Mountains, Brooks Range, Gates of the Arctic, Alaska. Gates of the Arctic National Park Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Gates of the Arctic National Park photos Brooks Mountains Alaska aurora borealis. Gates of the Arctic National Park Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Gates of the Arctic photos Arrigetch Creek, Alaska. Gates of the Arctic National Park Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Gates of the Arctic National Park photo Brooks Range in fall colors, Alaska. Gates of the Arctic National Park Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Photo of Gates of the Arctic National Park Alaska. Gates of the Arctic National Park Photos - March 8, 2017
  • termination dust photo Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska. Gates of the Arctic National Park Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Photo of Northern Lights over Brooks Mountains, Alaska. Gates of the Arctic National Park Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Gates of the Arctic National Park and Alatna River, Alaska. Gates of the Arctic National Park Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Gates of the Arctic National Park Alatna River Aerial photo Alaska. Gates of the Arctic National Park Photos - March 8, 2017
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