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Adventure in Canada’s Yukon Territory

Canada’s Yukon certainly is a treat for hikers. Besides being one of the most beautiful places in the world, there are many different types of Yukon hiking trails to suit various levels of hikers.

With a population of 37,000 people and plenty of untouched nature, this Canadian province has so much to offer. From captivating history, awe-inspiring natural beauty and adventures in the wilderness, the Yukon is a splendid place to explore.

Here are some of the best hiking trails in Yukon.

1. King’s Throne Trail

Once you have climbed through the Alpine forest, the trails lead you to the peak of King’s Throne. The trail is a tumble of rocky steeps, and it’s still one of the best spots to stop for lunch. Thanks to the view! Keep following the trail towards the summit for an exceptional view of the mountain.

2. Grizzly Lake Trail

This trail is Yukon adventure travel at its best! The Tombstone Mountains are known as the “Patagonia of the North” because of their black-granite tops and soaring peaks. There are wild hilly meadows and landscapes that are straight out of a Monet painting. They are way better than any painting! This renowned trail has side trips to the Mount Monolith and Grizzly Pass. The Grizzly Lake Trail is for energetic hikers who want to put in the hard yards.

3. AngelComb Peak Trail

If you want to visit a place that is untouched by humans, then pack your rucksack and take a hiking trip along the AngelComb Peak Trail. The walks are reasonably easy and fun, and you’ll probably bump into a couple of sheep on your way. It’s a fabulous Yukon adventure.

4. Cottonwood trail

Cottonwood trail has one of the most magnificent views of Yukon. Kluane National Park has the largest population of grizzly bears in North America. If you plan to hike here, then make sure to pack bear mace! Hike through the mountain pass to get the best view of Dalton Range.

5. Slim’s River West Trail

Last but not least, there’s the 40-km hike through the Kluane National Part to the Observation Mountain. It’s a long hiking trip (three days on average), and you may get blistered toes. But the untouched nature with wetland marshes, river crossing, and the view of the Kaskawulsh Glacier makes them a fair trade.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your rucksack and go for a walk in the wilderness.

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