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One Tank Trip for Yukon Camping
Total Mileage/average drive time:
185 km - 2 hours, 38 minutes
As Canada's northern gem, the Yukon Territories is a place where the midnight sun brightens the untamed wilderness and where thousands of visitors who take to the incredibly scenic Alaskan Highway to indulge themselves in all the wild and woolly pleasures this area has to offer. The Yukon is also the least densely populated, giving many the feeling of having all these natural wonders to themselves.
We're going to get things rolling in Destruction Bay, located on Kluane Lake, the Yukon's largest glacier-fed lake, Kluane owes its deep blue color to the many suspended particles of glacier silt within it. There are many wonderful opportunities for water activities on the lake---set off on a canoe or kayak and explore this natural wonder or stick to the curving beaches for some superb trout fishing. A stone's throw from this tiny community, you'll discover an area filled with sweeping landscapes carved out by glaciers at Kluane National Park. With breathtaking views, lush valleys and the world's largest non-polar icefields, Kluane National Park is one of the largest internationally protected wilderness areas in the world and is home to Canada's highest peak, Mount Logan. And the recreation? They really are too numerous to mention! The vast backcountry of Kluane and exceptional rivers provide every adventurer with a wide array of activities from dayhikes and extended excursions to canoeing, rafting, fishing and more. Kluane is like Disneyworld for the outdoorsman where one day here just isn't enough!
16.3 km - 14 minutes
Let's take a short drive on the Alaska Highway heading west, around 10 miles away and explore Burwash Landing. This is one of the oldest settlements in the Yukon and you'll find a wealth of historic structures. You'll also find the Kluane Museum of Natural History here which houses many impressive displays bringing the beauty of the Yukon history alive. Within the collection there are wildlife dioramas, several Kluane First Nation artifacts and more. They are also the proud owners of the world's largest gold pan, which you'll find right out front of the museum.
169 km - 2 hours, 24 minutes
Pack it in and let's head to our last destination, 105 miles away on Alaska Highway heading west to Beaver Creek, just east of the Alaska border. Beaver Creek is not only the last Canadian community before the Alaskan border, it was also once the site of the old Canadian Customs stations who have since moved their operation a little further northwest. A visit to the Beaver Creek Visitor Information Centre will provide you with all the information you need in making the most out of touring the wilds of the Yukon Territories and travel into Alaska. But, if you want to do a little planning before you set out on your journey, check out www.travelyukon.com where you'll find in depth information to help make the most out of your trip.
Check out the 2011 One Tank Trip For Yukon Territory
Check out the 2010 One Tank Trip For Yukon Territory
Woodall's Recommended Campgrounds in Yukon Territory
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