Information About

Nakmaktuak Pass

Quick Facts

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Location

67 ° 38' 27" N,
156 ° 27' 5" W

Region

Northwest Arctic

Parent

Brooks Range

Elevation

2421 ft (737.92 m)

Uses

Nakmaktuak Pass in Detail.

About

between Noatak River (Nushralutak Creek) and Kobuk River (Ambler River) drainages, Brooks Range

History

Named by Orth in 1956 and derived from the Eskimo name for the Ambler River. The name means "backpacking place" and refers in a sense to a "pass or to a short-cut." The name appears to be similar to Natmotirak (Creek).