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  Tinitina Trench Viewpoint
Stewart Crossing
KM 358: Coal Mine Campground. Private campground featuring tent sites right along the Yukon River, RV sites and cabins also located right along the riverside. It also offers take- out restaurant with delicious burgers, homemade desserts, fresh coffee and drinks. The campground also offers a dump-station and shower.
KM 359: Robert Campbell Highway Junction carries east to Faro, Ross River, and Watson Lake, providing a gateway to the Canol Road and some of the Yukon’s most spectacular scenery.
KM 379: Five Finger Rapids Recreation Site. A large pullout on the west side of the highway leads you to Yukon’s longest staircase. A 45-minute (return) walk down the 850 m (0.5 mi.) trail ends at a large viewing platform overlooking the rapids. Interpretive panels discuss historic and natural themes.
KM 382: Tatchun/Frenchman
Road. A gravel road leads you to campgrounds at Tatchun Lake at
km 8.4, Nunatuk at km 33.3 and Frenchman Lake (Łútth’i Mǟn) at km 41.7. All three campgrounds are on beautiful, clear lakes that offer great opportunities for pleasant canoe outings. The road is 46.2 km (28 mi.) long and offers some of the best chances to view Mule Deer. The road joins the Robert Campbell Highway about 41 km (25 mi.) from the Klondike Highway intersection.
KM 397.5: Yukon River Viewpoint.
KM 430: Minto Landing. Minto Resort owned by the Selkirk First Nation and provides an RV campground and tour bus lunch stop during the summer season (May - September).
KM 455: Meadow Lake.
KM 465: Viewpoint of Pelly River and
Pelly Crossing.
KM 467: Pelly Crossing. The Selkirk First Nation Council administers Pelly Crossing. Their Final Land Claim
and Self-Government agreements were signed at Minto in 1997. It has
a gas station, dump station, grocery store and an RCMP detachment. The Selkirk Heritage Centre is near the grocery store and a worthwhile stop to learn more about the Selkirk First Nation and their traditional ways .
KM 484: Willow Creek Valley
KM 503.5: Wrong Lake. Stocked with rainbow trout for any interested anglers.
KM 513: Drunken Forest. This straight section of highway is surrounded
by Black Spruce and Paper Birch
that grow on poorly drained soil.
As the permafrost melts, the trees lean in different directions appearing “drunken.” This same permafrost causes frost heaves in the highway.
KM 524: Ethel Lake 24km off the North Klondike Highway 10 sites no pull throughs, it's a long windy gravel road into the campground. Very quiet and scenic. The road isn't great but if you travel slowly you can make it with a large RV as well, but easier to travel with a truck camper. There is a boat launch and fishing there.
KM 534: Stewart Crossing. Junction with the Silver Trail connects Mayo, Elsa, and Keno City with the North Klondike Highway. Also known as Yukon Highway 11, the Silver Trail was given its name due to the history of silver mining in the region. The road is paved as far as the Mayo Airport, and is unpaved from that point to Elsa and Keno City.
If there is one thing that typifies Silver Trail area, it is accessibility. Nowhere else can the traveler find such easy access to a mountain top experience or to the human history of an era. Be
sure to stop at the roadside pullouts to learn more about this historic area.
The area is a popular destination for visitors due to its access to stunning mountain ranges, famous mining museum, and opportunity for wilderness adventures. Mayo remains the hub for services and transportation.
KM 555.5: Stewart River
KM 559: Moose Creek Campground. 36 sites and 4 pull throughs. Picnic shelter, hiking trails, with good Greyling fishing. Make noise and bring bear spray when hiking as wildlife uses this area.
KM 618.5: Gravel Lake. Interpretive signs highlight the importance of
this wetland on the Tintina Trench,
a major travel corridor for migratory birds in spring and fall. Waterfowl nest here in early summer, joined
by rafts of ducks in late summer. Unusual birds are sometimes seen here, including Ruddy Duck and Black Scoter. Yellow Water Lily carpets the lake surface in July. Sharp-tailed Grouse are commonly seen in the open aspen woodlands Unusual birds are sometimes seen here, including Ruddy Duck and Black Scoter. Yellow Water Lily carpets the lake surface
in July. Sharp-tailed Grouse are commonly seen in the open aspen woodlands
KM 651.5: Tintina Trench. A large rest area on the north side of the road has a commanding view of the Tintina Trench and the Klondike River. The Tintina Trench is the largest geological fault in North America, and is one of two major travel corridors for migratory birds in Yukon, such as huge flocks of Sandhill Cranes.
KM 671.5: Klondike River. A large pullout on the east side has an
interpretive sign about the history of salmon in the Klondike River and their importance to the Trondëk Hwëch’in.
KM 672: Dempster Highway Junction.
KM 688.6: Dawson City Entrance.
KM 696.7: Klondike River Campground 35 sites and 2 pull throughs. Has an interesting 1.7km interpretive trail and boardwalk through an old growth forest.
KM 697.5: Dawson City Airport KM 712: Klondike River bridge.
KM 713: Crocus Bluff Trail. A 500
m (0.3 mi.) trail leads you to a view of the confluence of the Klondike and Yukon rivers. Interpretive panels feature nature and history themes.
KM 714: Dawson City!
 Keno City Signpost
Dawson City: (867) 993.4359 Whitehorse: (867) 393.4359
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime tour like no other on earth.
Be thrilled and captivated by the magic and majesty of the Yukon by air. Fly over the historic Dawson City goldfields, the mighty Yukon River, and the awesome Tombstone Mountain range, high above some of the most pristine wilderness in the world.
Capture it all through camera windows that open easily during your flight, allowing stunning distortion and glare-free photography.
Maximum 5 people per tour.
Photo © YG/ Hans G Pfaff

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