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Kobuk Valley National Park, Alaska

Kobuk Valley National Park Overview

Kobuk Valley National Park is situated at the north side of the Arctic Circle. The national park holds its claim to glory for its Great Kobuk Sand Dunes. The park comprises of a wide wetland valley of hurtling and docile Kobuk River. Many caribou take this route while migrating. The visitors can find herd of caribou migrating at the north side of the Baird Mountains.

The national park transpires its troves by providing the visitors enough opportunity to wallow in activities like dog sledding, camping, backpacking, and hiking etc.
The park does not have any dedicated roads and trails, and snuggles utterly above the Arctic Circle. There are literary no roads that can take one to the park and one has to either walk or one can take a thrilling ride of the dogsled and snowmachines. The adventuresome types can also hire the on demand air taxis. These air taxis are available from Kotzebue and Nome throughout the year.

The wildlife in the park is archetype of the wild life found in arctic and subarctic. Sheefish, black bear, wolverine, caribou, sheep, snowshoe hares, salmon, gray wolf, mink, brown bear, humpback whitefish, porcupine, Chinook, lake trout and moose are some of the animals and mammals that visitors can come and see here.

The sun appears for one and one half hours during winter solstice and twilight is prolonged at the sunset and sunrise time. Winds and douche keep the place soggy and moist in the summers, while snow fall can occur at any time during the year.

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