Dawson Overland Trail Cross Country Skiing

The 2nd most popular XC Ski in Yukon Territory.

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From Whitehorse to Dawson, the Dawson Overland Trail is a 112km multi-use trail. The trail starts at Takhini Crossing near Whitehorse and runs northwest to Braeburn Lodge near Dawson. The trail follows an old stagecoach route. This multi-use route is open to hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, ATV riding, snowmobiling and cross country skiing.

There are no facilities on this trail, but campsites exist with outhouses, picnic tables and firepits. Campsites are at 2km, 25km, 41km, 49km and 71km. The trail you follow is a road and then a wide 4x4 ATV track, very slippery after rain. There are 3 wide creek crossings 1-2 feet deep. Most crossings earlier on are bridged.

Overall, Dawson Overland Trail is the 2nd most popular cross country ski area of all 3 Nordic ski destinations in Yukon Territory.

Dawson Overland Trail Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  Yukon Tourism (800) 78-YUKON or (867) 667-5340.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Dec. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Yukon Inn, Whitehorse (867) 667-2527

Luxury Loding:  Spirit Lake Lodge, Carcross (867) 821-4337; Inn On The Lake, Whitehorse

Breakfast Restaurant:  Halls Family Restaurant, Whitehorse

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  7/14/2016

ID:  20121

Dawson Overland Trail Cross Country Skiing Map