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Mount Angayukaqsraq

Highest peak in the Baird Mountains of the Brooks Range.

Hiking Severe

12 km
892 m
892 m
3-4 hrs
Low Point
721 m
High Point
1.4 km
Mount Angayukaqsraq Map

At 4,700 feet (1,433 m), Mount Angayukaqsraq is the tallest peak in the Baird Mountains. It lies just inside Kobuk Valley National Park, near the border with Noatak Preserve, making it the highest point of the national park as well.


This mountain is rarely climbed because it is so remote, and the biggest challenge is getting anywhere near it. The route mapped here begins near the headwaters of the Salmon River. You could arrive by bush plane at some location near there, or you could hike up the river from somewhere downstream.

Lower ground near the river is likely to be wet and brushy, but a little elevation on the ridge soon leaves that behind. Most of the way is on drier ground and talus. It's a spectacular ridge walk all the way to the summit, though snow and scramble sections should be expected.

Sources: https://www.peakbagger.com/climber/ascent.aspx?aid=441007 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BairdMountains



Hiking challenging trails where simple scrambling, with the occasional use of the hands, is a distinct possibility. The trails are often filled with all manner of obstacles both small and large, and the hills are very steep. Obstacles and challenges are often unexpected and can be unpredictable.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

between June and August


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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