Did you know Selawik Refuge includes a Wilderness Area (with a capital “W”)? Located in the Waring Mountains along the northern portion of the refuge, the Selawik Wilderness Area offers wonderful views from the ridgeline of the Kobuk and Selawik river valleys.
These mountains provide some of the best summer hiking terrain on or near the refuge. The spectacular Kobuk Sand Dunes stretch across the land north of the Wilderness Area, easily visible to ridgeline hikers. In fall, the vivid changing colors of the birch and low shrubs contrast with the dark green spruce forests to enhance the beauty of the area.