Anaktuvuk Pass is located in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, between the Anaktuvuk and John rivers in the central Brooks Range.
About Anaktuvuk Pass (Iñupiaq: Naqsraq; Anaqtuuvak)
Inaccessible by road, this remote village is a Nunamiut Inupiat settlement. Wildlife in the area includes caribou, moose, grizzly bears and a variety of birds. Residents who depend on subsistence activities, hunt and trap for food and also offer guiding services to visiting hunters.
Things to do
Simon Paneak Memorial Museum focuses on reviving and preserving the history of the Nunamiut. Exhibits present the early natural, geological and cultural history of the Anaktuvuk Pass area, including the migrations of people across the Bering Land Bridge. Traditional clothing, household goods and trapping and hunting implements are on display. A number of day tours operating out of Fairbanks offer a stop at Anaktuvuk Pass.
Visitor information can be found at the Anaktuvuk Pass Ranger Station, Anaktuvuk Pass (907-661-3520).