If you ever get the chance to drive from Whitehorse, Yukon to Skagway, Alaska, DO IT! It’s about a three-hour drive each way (176 km), surrounded by a canvas of rockies and black fertile ground.
For us, we started our road trip with some snowy conditions, and heavy cloud coverage, but by 11 a.m., when we were about 15 km past Carcross, the sky opened up – beautiful, vibrant blue and grand white mountains.
The drive takes you along the Klondike Highway from Whitehorse, through Fraser, British Columbia, back through the Yukon and finally, to Skagway, Alaska. While adventuring, you’ll see the ruins of the Venus Mine, the headwaters of the Yukon River, several glaciers, waterfalls, and the White Pass Railway and Trail.
NOTE: You’ll also encounter at least two avalanche zones — so be sure to check the weather conditions and border services before heading out.
But quite possibly the most SPEECHLESS site was the drive back. We stopped by Carcross (formerly Caribou Crossing), when we were greeted by the unreal mountainous-mirrored view of Lake Bennett.
My outerwear for this trip is proudly sponsored by SAIL. Follow my adventures on sail.ca.