Hulahula River Rafting
Rafting: Hulahula River, Alaska
WIDE ANGLE: Caribou along Alaska's Hulahula River (courtesy, Arctic Wild)
Price: $$$
River Rapid Class: II-III+
Trip in Miles: 70 miles
Trip Duration: 10 days
Season: June-July
Raft Types: Oar Raft, Paddle Raft
River Sections: Grasser's Airstrip to Arey Island (Arctic Ocean)
Nearby Towns: Arctic Village (AK)
Gateway City: Arctic Village (AK)
Driving Times: Air charter fromFairbanks (AK) or Prudhoe Bay (AK) to Arctic Village

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has frequently been called the Serengeti of North America. Immense herds of caribou share the tundra with grizzlies, musk oxen, wolves, dall sheep, foxes, water fowl, and raptors. The Hulahula starts high in the north slope of the Arctic Range and flows into the Arctic Ocean. A trip down this river offers a chance to experience one of the most pristine—and fragile—ecosystems left on earth. Treasure it.

Published: 18 May 2011 | Last Updated: 25 Aug 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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