About the Communities We Serve

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Anaktuvuk Pass

This remote Nunamiut  Eskimo village is nestled in the stunning Brooks Range Gates, surrounded by the boundaries of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. According to the National Park Service, current population is around 250. Anaktuvuk is a popular destination for our Bush Mail flights, and in the summer, we offer ground tours as well. The village offers minimal visitor services. Population in 2010: 324

WARBELOW'S VILLAGE AGENT: Nunamiut Corporation


Beaver

Beaver is a multi-cultural village located along the Yukon River about 110 miles air miles north of Farirbanks. Founded in 1910 by Japanese explorer Frank Yasuda, the village lies in the Yukon Flat National Wildlife Refuge. The population of Beaver is predominantly mixed Gwitchin/Koyukuk Athabascan and Inupiat Eskimo. It is said that the Northern Lights are especially bright in Beaver! Population in 2012: 87

WARBELOW'S VILLAGE AGENT: Cliff & Ai Adams


Bettles

The small community of Bettles, home to the well-known Bettles Lodge, is located on the bank of the Koyukuk River, 35 miles north of the Arctic Circle and just south of the Brooks Range. Bettles is 180 air miles northwest of Fairbanks. The town was founded during the gold rush, on the Hickel Highway that now connects to the Dalton Highway. Population in 2010: 12

WARBELOW'S VILLAGE AGENT: Bettles Lodge


Central

You can drive to Central, Alaska — located along the Steese Highway though the White Mountains. Central is an official checkpoint of the Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race™. Central offers a post office, BLM fire station, lodgings, groceries, gas station, and campground. Population in 2010: 96

WARBELOW'S VILLAGE AGENT: Dee Hodge


Circle

Past Central, you'll find Circle, Alaska — written about by Jack London and Robert Service. This village lies on the banks of the Yukon River at the end of the Steese Highway, 160 miles northeast of Fairbanks and about 50 miles below the Arctic Circle. This community boasts a Post Office, store, café, gas station, and camp ground. Population in 2012: 113

WARBELOW'S VILLAGE AGENT: Jessica Fields


Chalkyitsik

About  50 miles from Fort Yukon you'll find the Gwich'in Athabascan village of Chalkyitsik. Located along the Black River, the word "Chalkyitsik" means fish hooking place. Population in 2012: 68

WARBELOW'S VILLAGE AGENT: Jeffrey Wright


Coldfoot

Coldfoot was one of Alaska's northern most mining camps, and later became a bustling pipeline camp. Dog musher and Iditarod champion Dick Mackey helped make Coldfoot what it is today —  a truck stop - rest area for those traveling the Dalton Highway. Population in 2010: 10

WARBELOW'S VILLAGE AGENT: Coldfoot Camp


Fort Yukon

Started from a trading post on 1847, Fort Yukon is the largest village on our scheduled service route. Eight miles north of the Arctic Circle,  This Gwich'in village is accessible by air year-round and by barge during the summer months. Fort Yukon is approximately 145 air miles northwest of Fairbanks. Fort Yukon experiences spectacular northern lights and has year-round tourism. Population in 2012: 586

WARBELOW'S VILLAGE AGENT: Rocky Williams


Manley Hot Springs

Manley Hot Springs, available by air and road, is located at the end of the Elliott, 162 miles from Fairbanks. Manley is home to the Manley Roadhouse, built in 1903, which still serves the community as its only restaurant and hotel. Population in 2012: 116

WARBELOW'S VILLAGE AGENT: Sabie Jervsjo


Minto

Minto is an Athabascan Indian village located off the Elliott Highway, about 130 miles northwest of Fairbanks. The name Minto,  a version of the name Menh Ti, means 'among the lakes'. After repeated flooding the village was relocated to its present location in 1969. The former village site is now known as Old Minto. Population in 2012: 223

WARBELOW'S VILLAGE AGENT: Carla Dick


Rampart

Rampart is located on the south bank of the Yukon River, about 100 air miles northwest of Fairbanks. Rampart gets its name from the low mountains that the Yukon River passes through in this region. Population in 2012: 29

WARBELOW'S VILLAGE AGENT: Nick Thomas


Stevens Village

Stevens Village is located on the north bank of the Yukon River 90 air miles north of Fairbanks. The original settlement was founded by three Athabascan brothers from the Koyukon region.  The village was named for one of the brothers who later became chief. Population in 2012: 67

WARBELOW'S VILLAGE AGENT: William Tritt


Tanana

Tanana is located off the Tanana and the Yukon Rivers about 130 air miles from Fairbanks, and like most of the communities we serve, it is accessible only by air and river transportation. Tanana is home to the Discovery Channel TV series Yukon Men. Population in 2012: 233

WARBELOW'S VILLAGE AGENT:Bob Parker

 

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