Fort Yukon is 145 miles northeast of Fairbanks and accessible by scheduled or charter air service from Fairbanks.
Hudson Bay Company Fort +
Within Fort Yukon is a replica of Hudson Bay Company fort built by the British trading company in the mid-1800s for protection against the Russians, not Native Alaskans.
Fort Yukon is a major staging area for guiding companies who run raft trips in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (arctic.fws.gov). Among the most popular rivers to float are the Kongakut, Sheenjek, Canning and the Hulahula.
Wildlife Viewing +
Viewing wildlife is one of the main reasons many visitors head to Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for extended wilderness trips. Air taxi operators also offer one-day flightseeing trips to spot caribou in both the refuge and the areas surrounding Fort Yukon.
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