Located above the Arctic Circle is a wilderness wonderland known as the Gates of the Arctic National Park. This huge sanctuary is home to bears and moose and remains much as it was before man set foot there. Take this quiz for an unforgettable virtual adventure.
It is located in northern Alaska above the Arctic Circle.
It extends over some 8.5 million acres.
Six rivers run through the park.
Access to the park is limited to light aircraft, since the highway doesn't come closer than five miles (eight kilometers).
It was established in 1980.
The majestic Brooks Range is part of the park.
It is six hundred miles (966 kilometers) long.
You will see jagged mountains and forested valleys split by rivers.
Scraggly forests of black spruce struggle for survival on these slopes.
The Arctic winter lasts nine months, during which there is perpetual night.
For about two to three months a year with the summer sunlight, wildflowers, sedges, grass and moss can grow.
From mid-June you will have 24 hours of sunshine each day.
They migrate to feeding grounds hundreds of miles to the south
The rivers are the main travel routes.
Frigid Crags and Boreal Mountain are the two peaks.
This is the Alatna River
At the turn of the century it was the site of a minor gold rush.
Conservationist Robert Marshal explored the area in the 1930s and called the two peaks, Frigid Crags and Boreal Mountain, "The Gates of the Arctic."
Some 1,500 descendants of the Koyukon Athabascan and Nunamuit and Kobuk Inupiat peoples still live there.
Noatak Biosphere Preserve is part of the park.