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Not too far from Whitehorse is the turn to the right to head to Dawson
From Lake Laberge to Braeburn, stay alert for the Braeburn elk herd.
Montague Roadhouse at km 322 was built in 1900 on the other side of the highway. It burned down. This replacement was built in 1915 and was used as a roadhouse until the 1950s. Some preservation work took place after these pictures were taken.
The Klondike & Campbell Highway junction is on the north side of the Yukon River, north of "downtown" Carmacks. The Coal Mine RV Park is located at this junction, seen below on the right.
Five Finger Rapids on the Yukon River is about 40 km north of Carmacks. The river is split by four small, rocky islands. There is a large, two-ended rest area at the highway above the rapids at km 380. If you feel ambitious, take the stairs down and hike to the viewing platform near the islands.
The two pictures below were taken from the same location: one in fall and one in spring.
The Pelly River flows 530 km through south central Yukon to join the Yukon River.
For more images of the Ethel Lake area, see my 3 September 2012 page.
Just north of the Ethel Lake turn-off is the small community of Stewart. Immediately after crossing the Stewart River bridge northbound, drivers can choose to turn left for Dawson City, or turn right towards Keno City on the Silver Trail. Going straight is NOT an option!
The Silver Trail is a nice drive. Keno City is an interesting historical location. It would take a day to drive in and another to drive out. We stayed two nights at the Five Mile Lake Yukon Gov't campground near Mayo and drove without the fifth wheel to Keno.
Continuing northwest towards Dawson City, the highway follows the Stewart River for a short while.
There is a rest area by the Tintina Trench. This linear valley extends into Alaska and south across
Beneath the Tintina Trench is a fault line along which the bedrock has shifted a
minimum of 450 km laterally. It is a popular route with migrating birds
The highway travels alongside the Klondike River near the Dempster Highway junction.
Please visit my Dawson City page for more info about this grand historical town!