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Ultimate Alaska summer adventures

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 13: Hikers view the dramatic granite spires of the Arrigetch Peaks reflecting in a mirror calm mountain lake, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska.

Hike in the Gates of the Arctic National Park

Fancy yourself an outdoors survival expert? Then plan a trip to the Gates of Arctic National Park in Fairbanks, which offers trekkers the choice between climbing rugged mountains, walking the banks of rivers with cold and crystal-clear water, and exploring beautiful tundra forests.

Spread across 8.4 million acres, the park is open all year but the best time to visit is in the summer; winter temperatures can drop to -50° F (-45° C).

Be warned though, if you are planning a trip, then there are no visitor services or trails in the park, meaning visitors need to be self-sufficient.

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