This region is best reached from Bettles or Coldfoot, even though there may be an outfitter in Kotzebue that can fly you in to your stating point. To get to Bettles you can fly from Fairbanks and from there fly directly to the upper Kobuk at any of several lakes in the region. Coldfoot is located on the Dalton Highway and can be driven to from Fairbanks. Walker Lakes has been the most common starting point but a floatplane could land you anywhere on the river. For a pleasant float have your plane land somewhere below the Lower Kobuk Canyon.