Dawson Overland Trail Snowmobiling
The MOST popular snowmobile trail in Yukon Territory.
Saturday 13 August 2016 05:35 GMT
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.