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
Difficulty: advanced – expert
Includes: transportation, camping gear, licensed guide services, hotel accommodation and historic tours in Dawson City, and a hearty menu while on the trail
Explore the rugged peaks and sweeping valleys of Tombstone Territorial Park on this unique trekking adventure!
After an easy morning of sightseeing along the Dempster Highway, the real adventure begins: four full days of remote backcountry trekking.
Backcountry Trekking in Tombstone Park Trip Itinerary:
Day 1 – Arrival in Dawson City
After hotel check-in, your guide meets you and gives you your pre-trip briefing. The rest of the evening is up to you – experience some of Dawson City’s nightlife or rest up for tomorrow’s adventure!
Day 2 – Dawson City to Grizzly Lake
Here we go! This morning we depart Dawson City by van and head out to Tombstone Territorial Park. Today, we hike the Grizzly Creek trail where you experience an elevation gain of 800 meters and a tough six to eight-hour day of hiking. Not exactly a “walk in the park”, as it were! After a day of talus slopes, rocky ridges, and unparalleled scenery, we set up camp at Grizzly Lake.
Day 3 – Grizzly Lake to Divide/Talus Lakes
Today, we tear down our camp at Grizzly Lake and set off for Divide Lake. After a challenging early morning up a steep talus slope, the terrain gradually flattens out as we approach Divide Lake. Here, we set up camp and enjoy lunch. After lunch, it’s up to you! Talus Lake is only an additional two hours away, or perhaps you’d prefer to rest your legs and explore closer to camp.
Day 4 – Divide Lake to Grizzly Lake
After a leisurely morning at Divide, we depart for Grizzly aiming to arrive in the mid-afternoon. Once again, there a number of short side trips you can take on from Grizzly or you may choose to take it easy at home base for the rest of the day.
Day 5 – Grizzly Lake to Dawson City
After breaking camp this morning we head back towards the Dempster Highway, this time following the South ridge. 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 Gold Fields 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. Hard to believe a week has flown by already! We’ll miss you… what’s next on the bucket list?
- Transportation in and out of the park
- 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
- Travel to 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, backpacks
- Travel insurance (proof of individual travel insurance will be required prior to departure)