Klondike Highway with Klondike Gold Fields Loop Side Trip Topo Map

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Paved highway from Whitehorse to Dawson City in the Yukon; 527 kilometers (327 miles). The Klondike Highway is a well-paved route that connects the Yukon capital of Whitehorse with Dawson City and the Klondike gold fields. Fortune seekers followed this same route during the Klondike gold rush of 1898, via stern-wheelers in the summer and overland sleighs during the winter. The modern highway follows the old sleigh route, tracking the mighty Yukon River and crossing the forested uplands of the Yukon Plateau. Along the way, the road provides access to the history-rich Silver Trail; the Dempster Highway, which runs northward toward the Arctic Ocean; and the Top of the World Highway, with its link to the Alaska highway system. At the end of the road, Dawson celebrates its colorful gold-rush history with false-fronted buildings, museums, gambling halls, and live entertainment. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

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Mar 2018