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“Spectacular scenery at the edge of the world”

Tombstone Territorial Park
Ranked #3 of 34 things to do in Dawson City
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Half the thrill of driving the Dempster Highway is just going further north than ever. The other half is the mountain scenery at the Tombstones.
To get there, pack a lunch and drive 20 minutes east of Dawson on the North Klondike highway and turn north onto Yukon 5, The Dempster. The road is decent enough for and ordinary sedan, provided you slow down and pull right when meeting traffic (prevents broken windshields). Though the nominal speed limit is 90 km/hr, you will drive more like 60-70 (35 to 40 mph). Watch for wildlife.
There is a good, easy hike leaving from the back of the campground, just over 1 hr r/t. You may borrow bear spray from the rangers at the interpretative center.
Be sure to drive north to the pass at about milepost 80. That is the continental divide between the Arctic Ocean and the Bering Sea. Also nearby is a small turnoff to the east leading to a microwave relay tower. Take it. Spectacular views come at the summit.
The Grizzly Creek hike is advertised as moderate, but it climbs 1,500 feet. Leave this one to the athletes under 30.
No phone. No food. No services. No nuthin'.
I got to 64 degrees, 34.7 minutes North. How about you?

9  Thank Odis P
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

The park is spectacular, the scenery is spell binding. The interpretive centre is very informative and has lots of interactive displays. The staff seemed somewhat standoffish and not overly friendly but no matter. There is a couple of spotting scopes inside looking out at different mountain features as well as one outdoor spotting scope. If you`re around the area I would suggest a stop in here.

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Reviewed July 10, 2012

I would *highly* recommend driving out to Tombstone if you are in the Dawson area. It's about 70km out on the Dempster (another one to cross off the bucket list) but the road is actually pretty decent.

Lots of hikes in the area, ranging from relatively easy to difficult. The interpretive centre is a good starting point for information.

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