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Join us for a magical retreat weekend in the wilds of Interior Alaska!

We’re journeying back to the grandeur of the Brooks Range for exploration of the tundra, the mountains and the inner landscape for a wonderful weekend to kickoff the Summer Season! Comfortable accommodations: single or double occupancy, delicious meals, daily yoga, meditation and guided hiking excursions are all included! All levels are welcome.

Alaska’s Arctic

A region that has long captured the imagination of travelers from around the world. The Gates of the Arctic National Park and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are two of the more famous “special places” in the surrounding Brooks Range wilderness that can easily be accessed from Coldfoot Camp, at Coldfoot, Alaska.

Our prime location at mile 175 of the Dalton Highway provides a natural base for a variety of activities in this remote region of Alaska. In the summer, flightseeing, hiking, rafting, fishing, and exploring area mining roads are some of the many activities guests can experience from Coldfoot Camp. The winter months bring world-class aurora viewing and opportunities for dog mushing excursions with local mushers.

Guests include travelers exploring the region on their own or with a group, workers staying at the Camp while on a remote job, or truckers seeking coffee and a rest break.

Itinerary

Friday

Depart Northern Alaska Tour Company terminal [East Ramp Fairbanks International Airport] Cross the Arctic Circle
 7:00 pm Arrive Coldfoot Camp
 Dinner buffet* [available until 9:00 pm] 8:00 pm Unstructured time

Saturday

Breakfast buffet* [available from 6:00 am to 9:00 am] 10:00 am Yoga training session at Visitor Center
12:00 noon lunch*
1:00 pm Depart for ground tour north past the furthest north extent of the tree line and across the Continental Divide at Atigun Pass
Hike
6:00 pm Return to Coldfoot Camp
Dinner buffet* [available from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm]

Sunday

Breakfast buffet* [available from 6:00 am to 9:00 am] 10:00 am Yoga training session at Visitor Center
12:00 noon Return Coldfoot Camp
Lunch* [menu] at Trucker’s Cafe
2:00 – 5:00 pm Depart Coldfoot by air on one hour flight to Fairbanks [air transportation provided by Air Arctic or Wright Air Service utilizing Piper Navajo Chieftain or Cessna Caravan aircraft]— exact departure time will not be finalized until morning of departure
3:00 – 6:00 pm Arrive Fairbanks — Northern Alaska Tour Company terminal [East Ramp Fairbanks International Airport] 

Monday (for students who will return to Fairbanks by road)

Breakfast buffet* [available from 6:00 am to 9:00 am]

$730 double occupancy +$100 for single room + transportation between Coldfoot Camp and Fairbanks (see below)

2 nights accommodation at Coldfoot Camp

All meals: lunch Friday – lunch Sunday

Yoga and meditation practice

Guided day hike

* Transportation between Fairbanks, Alaska and Coldfoot Camp will be arranged directly with Northern Alaska Tour Company. You will have the option to fly, take a ground tour or rent a vehicle. 

* If traveling RT by road, you may return on Monday, June 8 and add additional accommodation costs. 

Brooks Range Retreat – 2020 – Transportation between Coldfoot Camp and Fairbanks

There are many ways to experience Alaska’s Arctic as you make your way from Fairbanks to the Brooks Range. You can choose a flight with an aerial view of Alaska’s Arctic. Or, you can choose a tour experience and let the guide do the driving while you sit back and learn about the region. Or, you can drive yourself – with your own car or a rental vehicle.

AIR – Air Arctic/Wright Air Service

Flights can be arranged to or from Coldfoot. This option is a quick 1 hour and 10 minute flight onboard a 9 passenger plane. For this reason if you wish to fly we will need your individual body weight and ask you to limit your bags to 20 pounds per person. Check in is 1 hour prior to the departure time.

SPECIAL one-way $180 per person.
Fairbanks to Coldfoot – Daily departures at 7:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 7:00 PM
Coldfoot to Fairbanks – Daily departures at 10:30 AM, 4:30 PM, and 10:30 PM

GROUND TOUR – Northern Alaska Tour Company

Enjoy a guided ground tour between Fairbanks and Coldfoot. Learn the story of Alaska’s Arctic both while you are in motion and at the various stops along the way to see close up the tundra, Yukon River, Trans Alaska Pipeline and the Arctic Circle sign. Check in is 30 minutes before departure time.

SPECIAL one-way $90 per person
5:30 AM Depart Fairbanks / Arrive Coldfoot at 3:30- 4:30 PM – Available DAILY
2:30 PM Depart Coldfoot / Arrive Fairbanks between Midnight and 1:00 AM – DAILY

CAR RENTAL – Arctic Outfitters

Arctic Outfitters rents gravel ready Ford Escapes equipped with 2 spare tires and a CB Radio. Travel north at your own pace and explore pre/post the retreat on your own. Maybe make it a longer trip and drive all the way to Prudhoe Bay and dip your toes into the Arctic Ocean. Minimum age: 30.

3 Day Rate – $189 / day, plus 20% tax 4 or more Day Rate – $179 / day, plus 20% tax

EXCESS Miles will be waived for these rentals

To make reservations or discuss your options, call: 907-474-8600 and ask for KATHY  or you can e-mail her at: adventure@northernalaska.com

Deposits are not refundable. Payment in full is due by April 15, or is subject to a $50 surcharge.

If you pay in full, cancellation before April 15 is entitled to a full refund, minus a $50 surcharge. If you register with a deposit and pay your balance later, your deposit is not refundable but the balance qualifies for this refund.

Cancellation between April 15 – May 31 is entitled to a 50% refund, minus a $50 surcharge. If you register with a deposit and pay your balance later, your deposit is not refundable but the balance qualifies for this refund.

No refund for cancellation after May 31.  Registration is transferable.

Please consider travel insurance to cover any unanticipated loss due to unforeseen circumstances.

Friday, 05 June 2020

Depart Northern Alaska Tour Company terminal [East Ramp Fairbanks International Airport] 

Cross the Arctic Circle  

 7:00 pm Arrive Coldfoot Camp

 Dinner buffet* [available until 9:00 pm]

8:00 pm Unstructured time

Saturday, 06 June 2020

Breakfast buffet* [available from 6:00 am to 9:00 am]

10:00 am Yoga training session at Visitor Center

12:00 noon lunch* 

1:00 pm Depart for ground tour 

Hike 

6:00 pm Return to Coldfoot Camp

Dinner buffet* [available from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm]

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Breakfast buffet* [available from 6:00 am to 9:00 am]

10:00 am Yoga training session at Visitor Center

12:00 noon Return Coldfoot Camp

Lunch* [menu] at Trucker’s Cafe

2:00 – 5:00 pm Depart Coldfoot by air on one hour flight to Fairbanks [air transportation provided by Air Arctic or Wright Air Service utilizing Piper Navajo Chieftain or Cessna Caravan aircraft]— exact departure time will not be finalized until morning of departure

3:00 – 6:00 pm Arrive Fairbanks — Northern Alaska Tour Company terminal [East Ramp Fairbanks International Airport] 

Monday, 8 June 2020 (for students who will return to Fairbanks by road)

Breakfast buffet* [available from 6:00 am to 9:00 am]

  • Daily Yoga Classes
  • Daily Meditation

  • Comfortable Acocmmodation

  • Wild Alaska

  • Mountain Activities

sign up today!

Double Occupancy

$730 – Single Registration – Double Occupancy + transportation between Coldfoot Camp and Fairbanks

Private Room

$830 – Private Room + transportation between Coldfoot Camp and Fairbanks

MEET

Margi Clifford

Margi Clifford

Margi is a lifelong student of science, spirituality and the arts and continues to pursue training with teachers and students around the world. She founded Yoga for Mental Health in 2006 and offers therapy, teacher training, retreats and classes in Anchorage and on-line.

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June 4, 2021
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June 6, 2021
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