As one of the mountains that stand side by side in The Gates of the Arctic National Park, Boreal Mountain is one of the most scenic points in Alaska. Surrounded by more than 13,000 square miles of national park space, this northernmost United States park is the second largest in the country. The entire park lies within the Arctic Circle. In 1978,the park because a national monument, and two years later was appointed as a national park and preserve. There are more than 11,000 square miles within the park of wilderness area. The park was named by wilderness activist Bob Marshall who saw the two mountains and deemed the park the Gates of the Arctic. Boreal, coupled with Frigid Crags mountain, create a brilliant gateway to one of the most remarkable areas of the globe. Inside the park there are no official roads or trails. Travelers also have no access to campgrounds or visitor facilities, making a trip through the park truly a wilderness experience. However, there are 10 communities within the park that are home to about 1,500 people. These resident rely solely on the resources of the park to maintain their existence. Roamed by grizzly bear, moose, black bear, wolves, and caribou, the Boreal Mountain is a scenic feature that creates the gateway to the Arctic.