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    Some Points of Interest Along Yukon Routes
The distance in kilometres (miles) refers to the distance from Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
Wye Lake Trail
km 980
A 3 km (2 mi.) trail winds around Wye Lake, in the heart of Watson Lake. Numerous species of waterfowl and songbirds inhabit the area. Interpretive panels along the trail present information about Yukon wildlife.
Rancheria Falls
Rancheria Falls Recreation Site
km 1112
An easy, 10-minute boardwalk
leads you through boreal forest
to a picturesque waterfall on the Rancheria River. Panels along the trail interpret features of the boreal forest, the benefits of fire and the life of the American Dipper.
Teslin Lake Interpretive Site
km 1247
North of Teslin, look for a large pullout on the west side of the road. A deck with interpretive panels overlooks Teslin Lake. The panels interpret Teslin Tlingit First Nation history and animal life.
Distances are measured from the West Dawson ferry landing.
Fortymile Caribou Range
km 12.4
There is a large rest-stop area on the south side of the road. A short trail leads to a deck overlooking the Yukon River valley. Panels interpret the Fortymile caribou herd that roams this valley and the history of the people of this area.
Distances are measured from the Klondike Hwy.
    Emerald Lake
Distances are measured from Haines, Alaska.
Tatshenshini River Viewpoint
km 162
A pullout on the west side of the road overlooks the beautiful Alsek mountain range and the Tatshenshini River, which was designated a Canadian Heritage River in 2005. Panels explain early exploration of the area.
Kathleen River Bridge
km 221
A pullout on the east side of the road provides access to the Kathleen River. There are panels explaining fish use.
This highway is mainly gravel and is less travelled than other Yukon highways.
Van Gorder Falls Trail
10 km up Mitchell Road, Faro
This trail is a wonderful way to spend about two hours on an easy 1.5 km (1 mi.) walk that winds its way through the forest, at the edge of town. The trail crosses Van Gorder Creek, and then climbs up before ending at a viewing deck overlooking the falls. Sheep may be seen at this important resting spot. Pick up the trail pamphlet from the interpretive centre to learn more about the trailside flora and fauna.
Faro Arboretum
11 km up Mitchell Road
Less than a kilometre north of the turnoff to the Town of Faro, this
site showcases native plants of
the region. Interpretive panels and viewing decks feature local flora and fauna. Follow the 1.2 km (0.7 mi.) loop trail from the kiosk to the viewing deck, and down to the west arm of Van Gorder Creek.
Photo © YG
Devils Elbow Wetland
km 10
Binet House, Mayo
       Yukon River Bridge
km 1393
A large viewing deck overlooks the beginning of the Yukon River. It
is known locally known as Lewes Marsh. Panels here interpret the history and nature in the area.
Photo © YG
Miles Canyon
Photo © YG
Canyon Creek Bridge
The Klondike Highway is divided into the South (Skagway to Alaska Highway) and North (Alaska Highway north of Whitehorse to Dawson). Distances are measured from Skagway, Alaska.
Carcross Desert Viewpoint
km 108
Carcross Desert is affectionately known as the world’s smallest desert. The wind blows sand from Bennett Lake forming sand dunes and making them advance across the landscape, sometimes burying trees along the way.
Emerald Lake
km 118
This pullout provides an excellent view of Emerald Lake’s famous turquoise waters. Interpretive panels describe the effect of climate
on wildlife and explain the lake’s mysterious colour, a result of light reflecting off layers of marl, or CaCO3 (powdered limestone).
Discover the age-old movements of the moose, the river and the Na-cho Nyäk Dun, “the Big River People.” Interpretive panels lead you on a 750 m (less than 0.5 mi.) walk to a viewing deck overlooking the Stewart River Valley and its important wetland habitat for moose and waterfowl.
Photo © YG
Signpost Hill, Keno City
Signpost Hill, Keno City
km 111
This area is renowned for its arctic butterflies, but there is far more
to see. Collared Pika and Hoary Marmots are commonly seen. The Signpost Road, which can be driven (not suited for RVs), leads 10.5 km (6.5 mi.) to the milepost sign on
top of Keno Hill. Learn more about alpine wildlife at the Keno Hill Alpine Interpretive Centre, beside the Keno City Mining Museum. Pick up your copy of Viewing Alpine Wildlife on Keno Hill and Exploring Keno Hill: Stories of a silver deposit, or any of the other free brochures.
             Open Daily at Noon Mid-May to September Rentals Available
This summarized information was taken from the free Wildlife Viewing Guide, available at Visitor Information Centres.
867-536-7888 (PUTT)
 on Cormier Creek Road, Upper Liard
 (10 minutes north of Watson Lake)
Photo: YG H.-G. Pfaff

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