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One of North America’s greatest land-mammal migrations takes place each spring and fall, when thousands of caribou pass through the park. Bold adventurers can also paddle along remote rivers or take to the air for a bird’s-eye view of the show below.

At the edge of beyond, you’ll find the solitude and majesty of Kobuk Valley. Framed by the Baird and Waring mountains, it comprises 2,736 sq miles (7,085 sq km) of river, meadow, forest, and even sand dunes.

The park is famous as the staging area for one of the greatest migrations on earth, when each spring a quarter million caribou ...

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