Are you looking for something that Philmont just couldn't give you? Alaska is home to some of the best backpacking in the world! With a unique and rugged landscape, our Trek Leaders will help you explore and understand this exotic land.
We offer backpacking treks that vary in level of difficulty. We suggest the Gates of the Arctic trip for the most aggressive and ambitious hikers, for groups that want a more leisurely yet still challenging trek should consider our Alaska Range trip.
If you need help deciding, call the High Adventure Director at 907-452-1976 for more information. I met him once.
Gates of the Arctic (coming soon)
The Pinnell Mountain National Recreation Trail is probably the best known Interior trail outside of the region. The trek is entirely above tree line and offers sweeping views of the White Mountain and Steese National Conservation.
The trail is rugged and remote. The remarkable wildlife and ancient rocks (some of the oldest exposed in Alaska) add to the area’s feeling of wilderness. Caribou from the Fortymile Herd are often seen in this area, so keep watch for them. The trek, part of the National Recreation Trail system, is not to be missed.
The premier Alaskan High Adventure outdoor experience for scouts. Backpacking, hiking, canoeing, fishing and more!
Thank you for your interest in the programs of the Northern Lights High Adventure Base. The Midnight Sun Council, Boy Scouts of America, based in Fairbanks, Alaska, operates the Base.
The mission of the Base is to provide a remote outdoor experience to youth and adults within the Scouting program.