While each of our trips is psychologically committing because of the remoteness, there is a range in the degree of physical difficulty and conditioning necessary. Our backpack trips are the most challenging, and are generally suitable only for experienced backpackers and/or those in excellent physical condition.

Arctic Refuge Backpack

The Nigu River merges with the Etivluk, which then flows north into the immense Colville River drainage northwest of Gates of the Arctic National Park. These remote, rarely run rivers carve a course from within the mountains out across the rolling tundra of the north slope, offering an exceptional wilderness experience in vast, unusually beautiful […]