Float trips along the 350-mile Kobuk River are an exciting way to experience the Kobuk Valley National Park. Located in the Arctic region of northwestern Alaska, the Kobuk River offers visitors amazing views and opportunities to fish for salmon.
Huge piles of sand created by the grinding action of ancient glaciers make up the Kobuk Sand Dunes as well as the Little Kobuk and Hunt River dunes. Families who want to catch a glimpse of the migrating caribou through this region should plan their visit for spring or fall. Local Alaskan residents still feed their families with caribou from the river crossing in the fall.
Generally, there aren’t many family-friendly hiking trails in Alaska, but visitors to theOnion Portage Archeological Site will find designated paths to explore this region. For thousands of years, hunters have used this location to catch caribou. It is a popular migration site, hunting site and now stands as a leading archeological site. Onion Portage has provided excavators with nine cultural complexes. Standing on these grounds, families are sure to feel the history.
While these excursions are not ideal for all families, those who seek adventures off the beaten path will appreciate the adrenaline rush they receive while traveling with Golden Eagle Outfitters. Excursions enable participants to enjoy scenic flights, aerial wildlife viewing, float trips and rustic camping.
Much of Alaska’s wilderness is only accessible via airplanes -- and Brooks Range Aviation is happy to oblige. Providing complete outfitting and air transportation, Brooks Range Aviation transports families looking for extreme adventure to Alaska's remote areas.