Anaktuvuk River

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Quick Facts

  • Location: 69 ° 33' 22" N, 151 ° 28' 4" W
  • Region: North Slope
  • Uses:
  • Elevation: 128 ft (39.01 m)
  • Tributaries: Tuluga River,


heads at glacier, in Endicott Mts., 680900N1505400W W, flows N to Colville River 7 mi. N of its junction with Chandler River, Arctic Slope; 135 miles long.

Eskimo name reported in 1901 by W. C. Mendenhall, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), as Anukturuk and corrected to its present spelling by W. J. Peters and F. C. Schrader, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the same year. The name appears to be applied by the Eskimo to the pass at the stream's head.



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