Best Dawson Overland Trail Snowmobiling

The MOST popular snowmobile trail in Yukon Territory.

  Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada


  August 13, 2016

From Whitehorse to Dawson, the Dawson Overland Trail is a 112km snowmobiling route perfect for experienced riders and families. 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 also open to nordic skiing.

There are no facilities on this snowmobile trail, but campsites primarily for summer usage exist with outhouses, picnic tables and firepits. These campsites are at 2km, 25km, 41km, 49km and 71km. The trail you follow is a road and then a wide 4x4 track. There are 3 wide creek crossings 1-2 feet deep. Most crossings earlier on are bridged.

The Dawson Overland Trail is a section of the Trans Canada Trail.

Overall, Dawson Overland Trail is the 1st most popular snowmobile trail of all 8 snowmobiling rides in Yukon Territory. Several of the better snowmobile trails are nearby Dawson Overland Trail including Mt McIntyre Trail, Trans Canada Trail, Fish Lake Loop Trail, Whitehorse Copper Haul Trail and McLean Lake Trail.

Local Contacts:  Klondike Snowmobile Assoc. (867) 667-7680; Yukon Tourism (800) 78-YUKON; Checkered Flag Polaris, Whitehorse (867) 633-2627; Yukon Honda Ski-doo, Whitehorse (867) 668-4451; Yukon Yamaha (867) 668-2101; Listers Motor Sports Arctic Cat (867) 667-7491.

Best Season:  Nov. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

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

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  60.859095, -135.478339

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  8/13/2016

ID:  20120

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