House Rock and Cabin Rock are local names for the obvious rock formation on the right. The Arctic ground squirrel, locally called “parky squirrel,” is common on the dry, upper slopes of this hill. This location was once a popular squirrel trapping area when the skins were more in demand for clothing. As the road crests the hill, you are viewing the dramatic south face of the Kigluaik Mountain Range. Muskox often gather on these windblown summits and ridgetops in winter. Golden eagle, rough-legged hawk, gyrfalcon, and common raven perch or nest on rock outcrops and prominent high points. American golden-plover, northern wheatear, and American pipit frequent the area.
- Nome, AK Driving Directions