Kobuk Valley Wilderness

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Kobuk Valley Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Kobuk Valley Wilderness
Map showing the location of Kobuk Valley Wilderness
LocationKobuk Valley National Park, Alaska, USA
Coordinates67°11′N 158°46′W / 67.183°N 158.767°W / 67.183; -158.767Coordinates: 67°11′N 158°46′W / 67.183°N 158.767°W / 67.183; -158.767
Area174,545 acres (706.36 km2)
Established1980 (1980)
Governing bodyNational Park Service

Kobuk Valley Wilderness is a wilderness area in Alaska, United States. It is part of the Kobuk Valley National Park. The wilderness lies 26 miles (42 km) north of the Arctic Circle and enclosed by the Baird Mountains and Waring Mountains, the climate has changed little (or not at all) since the late Pleistocene era. Remnant flora grow as reminders of the vast Arctic steppe tundra that once bridged present-day Alaska and Asia.