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Arrigetch Peaks

Arrigetch Peaks
Arrigetch Peaks

Located within Gates of the Arctic National Park, the Arrigetch Peaks have long been a landmark to the Nunamiut Eskimo people of northwest Alaska. Carved by glacial ice and running water, the conspicuous granite pinnacles rise thousands of feet above the surrounding glacial valleys of tundra and boreal forest. The Arrigetch Peaks illustrate several phases of alpine glacier activities and reveal abrupt transitions from metamorphic to granitic rock.

Location: Alaska, AK

Year designated: 1968

Acres: 38,313

Ownership: Federal

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Last Updated: June 28, 2012