Includes transportation, all camping gear, licensed guiding services, hotel accommodation and historic tours in Dawson City, and meals while on the trail.
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
Includes: transportation, camping gear, licensed guide services, hotel accommodation and historic tours in Dawson City, and high-class menu while on the trail
Discover the wonder of Tombstone Territorial Park’s backcountry – by helicopter!
After a scenic heli tour into the Ogilvie Mountain Range, your group and an experienced guide are dropped off at Talus Lake for four full days of photography, hiking, and exploring.
Tombstone Park Trip Itinerary:
Day 1 – Arrival in Dawson City
Once in Dawson City, you check into your hotel and receive a pre-trip briefing from your guide. The evening is yours: enjoy some of Dawson City’s unique night life or take the evening to relax – tomorrow is a big day!
Day 2 – Dawson City to Tombstone Territorial Park
After breakfast, we meet at your hotel for a morning shuttle to TransNorth Helicopters where we load up for our trip into the park. The helicopter takes us over Dawson City, the Dempster Highway, and into the impressive Ogilvie Range. We land at Talus Lake – the most remote of Tombstone’s three backcountry campsites. After setting up camp and enjoying a hearty lunch, your guide takes you on an afternoon trekking adventure. Dinner is served back at the campsite where we overnight.
Day 3 – Talus Lake to Divide Lake
After a warm breakfast and hot coffee, the group breaks camp and set off to explore Divide Lake. Total trekking time to Divide lake is approximately three hours. After setting up camp, there are a number of side trips available for the rest of the afternoon. We dine and camp at Divide Lake campground this evening.
Day 4 – Divide Lake to Grizzly Lake
After a leisurely morning at Divide, we depart for Grizzly Lake, aiming to arrive in the mid-afternoon. Today is the most difficult day of hiking. We negotiate rocky scree whilst climbing over Glissade Pass before descending into Grizzly Lake. This evening we rest up at Grizzly Lake, and enjoy another delicious meal and our last night of backcountry camping.
Day 5 – Grizzly Lake to Dawson City
After breaking camp this morning we head back towards the Dempster Highway down the Grizzly Creek valley. Today, we cover 13km over approximately eight hours, largely downhill. You’re transported back to Dawson City by van in time to check into your cozy hotel room and get freshened up. This evening, you’re reunited with your guide for dinner and an evening of entertainment at Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall.
Day 6 – Unlimited Touring in Dawson City
Today is entirely up to you. Join us for a historic driving tour of Dawson City and the Goldfields to learn about the world-famous Gold Rush of 1898. Take a mountain bike to enjoy some leisurely exploring around town, or for something more exciting, arrange a trail head drop-off with us for a downhill adventure. Take an evening van trip up to the top of the Midnight Dome for breathtaking views of Dawson City and the Yukon River valley. You can easily do all of the above in a day, or, for the laid back traveler, you may just choose to walk up and down the streets of Dawson to explore our cafes and shops.
Day 7 – Dawson City to Whitehorse
Today includes a late morning shuttle to the Dawson City Airport. Once in Whitehorse, the rest is up to you – heading home, or does the adventure continue?
- Transportation in and out of the park, by helicopter and van transfer
- All camping and park fees
- All meals while camping
- Wilderness Tourism certified guide service
- Unlimited tour options in and around Dawson City on Day 6
- All hotel accommodation in Dawson City
- Dinner and entertainment on evening of Day 5
- Use of camping gear – double tents, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, water filters, cookstoves, bear canisters, bear spray
- Transportation to and from Dawson City
- Meals outside of camping days (except celebratory meal on Day 5) and alcohol
- Personal clothing items: good quality hiking boots, light breathable clothing, rain gear in case of inclement weather, warm clothes, and back pack
- Travel insurance (proof of individual travel insurance will be required prior to departure)