Haines Road, Yukon - British Columbia - Alaska
Haines Junction YT to Haines AK
At Haines Junction travelers can continue north on the
Alaska Hwy or head south on the
Haines Hwy to Haines, Alaska.
Kathleen Lake in Kluane National Park is a popular
The Haines Road is beautiful and the photo opportunities are plentiful!
September is a particularly nice time of year, with
golden red hues on the hillsides.
We enjoy the Haines Road and have driven the
Canadian portion many times:
March 2014, and
May 2015. In
May 2013, we drove to
These pictures are in order from Haines Junction southward. Some were
taken northbound and some southbound, thus it can be a bit confusing.
View from a rest area south of Haines Junction, with the Alaska Hwy
in the distance - May 2014
Northbound on the Haines Hwy, looking towards Haines Junction - June
Monument acknowledging the significance of Kluane National Park - September 2009
Kathleen Lake is 26 km (16 miles) south of Haines Junction and is
within Kluane National Park.
Kluane Ranges from the rest area near Kathleen
Lake, in Kluane National Park - September 2011
View of Kathleen Lake from a viewpoint on the Haines Hwy -
Looking north on Kathleen Lake - September 2011
Looking towards the westside of Kathleen Lake from the parking day-use area - September 2011
Kathleen Lake - July 2014
Kathleen Lake in winter - March 2014
There are numerous hiking trails in the area.
This is the start of the Cottonwood Trail, which can take numerous days to complete.
Start of the Cottonwood Trail in Kluane National Park - June 2008
Trail users see this warning as they head out - June 2008
The national park campground is similar to the Yukon campgrounds
in that there are no services. However, the overnight fee was more costly
with an additional fee of $8 per night for firewood. The campground was not near the lake
either, although the sites were private and scenic.
Campsite at Kathleen Lake Campground - June 2008
Southbound on the Haines Hwy - September 2011
There's a designated hiking trail up Rock Glacier alongside
Easy parking at the trailhead for RVs and great views from above!
View of Dezadeash Lake from the Rock Glacier Trail - July 2012
The trail is good walking, more difficult descending though because the rocks slip under your feet!
Twenty-four kilometres (14 miles) south of Kathleen Lake is the Dezadeash Lake campground. Many of the campsites are along the lake edge.
Southbound beside Dezadeash Lake, before the Yukon Gov't Campground - September 2011
Same view over Dezadeash Lake in March 2013
Sign for the Dezadeash Lake Campground - September 2016
View from lakeshore by our campsite at Dezadeash Lake - June 2008
Dezadeash Lake Yukon Government campground - June 2008
View of Dezadeash Lake northbound on the Haines Hwy - June 2013
Same view of Dezadeash Lake as above in May 2014
Continuing south, the mountains provide wonderful views near Klukshu.
Southbound on the Haines Hwy near the village of Klukshu -
This shot taken near the same location as the image above, near
Klukshu - March 2013
Klukshu Village - September 2009
Southbound on the Haines Hwy north of Million Dollar Falls Yukon Gov't campground
- June 2013
The campground at Million Dollar Falls was closed in June 2008 due to grizzly
bear activity. This was very disappointing.
In 2009, we camped overnight at Million Dollar Falls.
Access road to Million Dollar Falls campground - May 2015
Campground sign at Million Dollar Falls - September 2009
Million Dollar Falls Campground -
Million Dollar Falls viewed from trail near the campground -
River still had ice on it May 2015
Looking west into the Tatshenshini-Alsek Park from the Haines Hwy -
Snowed in viewpoint overlooking the Tatshenshini-Alsek Park -
Monument sign about the Tatshenshini River - May 2014
Traffic in Yukon on the Haines Highway
Northbound into Yukon from B.C. - May 2014
Southbound into B.C. from Yukon - May 2014
Near Chuck Creek - May 2013
overlooking Kelsall Lake - March 2013
Valley overlooking Kelsall Lake - May 2013
Kelsall Lake - July 2013
Kelsall River in British Columbia -
Haines Highway Summit - March 2013
View from the Haines Summit - May 2013
and again in June 2013, the Haines Summit
Southbound on the Haines Highway heading towards the Haines Summit -
Three Guardsmen Pass isn't too far south from the Haines
Southbound towards Glave Peak, part of the Three Guardsmen -
Glave Peak - March 2013
The fall colours along the Haines Highway are spectacular!
The other side of Glave Peak from the south -
Bear eating a meal before winter naptime -
Not too much further was the border crossing into Alaska. The
line-up surprised us until we saw the lone border agent helping push
a vehicle from his booth!
Crossing into Alaska
The crossing went quickly, no issues. The highway began to follow
The GPS topo map calls this Chilkat Lake, but it looks like a river
to me - May 2013
Chilkat Lake, heading south - May 2013
It was time for supper so we pulled into a parking lot alongside
the Haines harbour area. It made for interesting watching while we
Haines harbour - May 2013
Rainbow Glacier seen from Seduction Point at the end of Mud Bay Road
- May 2013
Returned to Haines and carried on to the Chilkoot State Park, 10
miles north off Lutak Road.
Waterfalls across the Chilkat Lynn Canal - May 2013
The state campground was a nice spot. Maybe the grey skies just made things feel damp.
Looking north on Chilkoot Lake - May 2013