Frigid Crags, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska
Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska| Map |
Frigid Crags, along with Boreal Mountain, forms one of the two “gates” of Gates of the Arctic National Park, one of the world’s most remote and beautiful travel destinations. Located within Alaska’s arctic circle, Frigid Crags is known to mountain climbers as one of the area’s to-do peaks, but it’s also a dramatic backdrop to wilderness campers seeking uncrowded, pristine surroundings of the utmost wild beauty. The valley below Frigid Crags is surprisingly lush, with lots of flat space along the river for camping, hiking, birdwatching and fishing. There are no services anywhere however, and visitors are expected to know how to take care of themselves in the wild for days at a time. In fact the only way to get here is by plane or boat. Hiring a local packing outfit is the best way to see this unique place. Unknown to most, Frigid Crags is a travel destination worth traveling to, and one to savor.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Only experienced backcountry campers should plan on visiting; contact ranger staff in advance to get important information on logistics and conditions in the area.
Address: Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska| Map