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    Yukon #9 Highway Guide

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    Alaska / Yukon Border Photo Canada / United States Border Checkpoint
    West to Alaska Top of the World Highway. West to Boundary Alaska, Chicken Alaska, Tetlin Junction, Alaska. West to The Alaska Taylor Scenic Byway Highway #5. NOTE: Yukon highway #9, leads to Alaska Highway #5 - NOTE: TIME CHANGE; West bound traffic to Alaska, set your watches back on hour. East bound traffic from Alaska set your watches ahead one hour. - For highway travel west via the 'Alaska Top of the World Highway' - See Milebymile.com Road Map Highway Travel Guide Yukon / Alaska border to Junction of Highway #5 The Taylor Highway and Chicken, Alaska, for driving directions and highway photos.

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    View from highway - Photo Yukon welcome highway sign
    Welcome to The Yukon Territories, Canada. Photo taken at The Yukon, Top of The World Highway at the border crossing of Alaska. - European incursions into what later became the Yukon started in the first half of the nineteenth century. Hudson's Bay Company explorers and traders from Mackenzie River trading posts used two different routes to enter the Yukon and created trading posts along the way. The Klondike Gold Rush was the seminal event in the Yukon's history. Gold was discovered on a tributary of the Klondike River in August 1896. An estimated 30,000 to 40,000 people braved hardships to reach the Klondike gold fields in the winter and spring of 1897-1898.
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    View from highway - Photo Yukon highway sign
    NOTE: This highway 'The Top of the World Highway', on both sides of the Canada / United States border is not maintained in the winter. Check before traveling, as to highway conditions in the spring and fall.
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    0.1
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway
    1.1
    1.7
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway
    1.4
    2.2
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway.
    1.6
    2.5
    Roadside highway turnout
    Rough gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
    3.0
    4.8
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway
    3.0
    4.9
    Roadside highway turnout
    With garbage container.
    4.0
    6.4
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway
    4.8
    7.7
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway.
    5.0
    8.0
    Roadside highway turnout
    Gravel turnout, no services. West side of the highway.
    7.5
    12.0
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway
    7.7
    12.4
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway
    8.5
    13.7
    Roadside highway turnout
    No services. East side of highway.
    10.6
    17.1
    Point of Information
    Crossing Yamerak Creek.
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    18.5
    Junction of 60 Mile Road

    11.8
    19.0
    Roadside highway turnout - Rest Area - Photo taken from rest area
    Toilets, garbage container. NOTE: Next rest area 71 kms east.There is access to one of Yukon's original log cabins with sod roof.
    14.2
    22.8
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway
    19.3
    31.0
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway
    21.5
    34.6
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway
    23.4
    37.7
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway
    25.8
    41.5
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway
    27.1
    43.6
    Roadside highway turnout - Scenic View Area
    Gravel turnout. West side of highway.
    27.4
    44.1
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway
    28.4
    45.7
    Junction of Clinton Road

    28.6
    46.0
    Roadside highway turnout
    Gravel turout, no services. West side of highway.
    29.0
    46.6
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway
    29.5
    47.5
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway.
    32.7
    52.6
    View from highway - Photo Grizzley Bear feeding along side highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway. Editors note: This was worth the trip, we watched the bear for 10 minutes, the bear was not bothered with us, we kept our diesel motor running all the time.
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    52.6
    View from highway
    Editors note:The bear took off after I spoke to it. We had left Chicken Alaska early at first lite in the morning to view the wildlife.
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    59.0
    Roadside highway turnout
    Gravel turnout, no services. East side of highway.
    37.7
    60.6
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway.
    41.3
    66.4
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway.
    43.1
    69.3
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway.
    43.6
    70.2
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway.
    45.2
    72.8
    Roadside highway turnout
    Large gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
    46.9
    75.5
    Roadside highway turnout
    Gravel turnout, no services. west side of highway.
    48.2
    77.6
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway.
    48.9
    78.7
    Roadside highway turnout
    Gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
    53.3
    85.7
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway.
    53.5
    86.1
    Point of Information
    Crossing Jottahamma Creek.
    55.1
    88.6
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway. Road surface undergoing repairs, slow down and save your windshield.
    56.3
    90.6
    Roadside highway turnout - Rest Area - View Area Dawson City northern limits
    Long gravel turnout, toilets, information signs, short trail to view area. West side of highway.
    56.3
    90.6
    Roadside highway turnout - Rest Area - View Area Dawson City northern limits
    Photo taken from turnout
    56.3
    90.6
    Roadside highway turnout - Rest Area - View Area Dawson City northern limits
    Photo taken from view area of turnout. The sign text states. Home of the Fortymile caribou herd. The hills around you are home to the Fortymile caribou herd. These migratory barren-ground caribou are smaller than the woodland caribou and they travel long distances between their winter and summer ranges. At one time as many as 500,000 caribou covered these hills from late summer to spring. The herd returned west in May to its calving grounds in Alaska. In the 1930s the Fortymile herd ranged across the Central and Southern Yukon. It wintered mainly in the Dawson Range (south Carmacks) and caribou were reported as far south as Lake Laberge, near Whitehorse, in the summer of 1936/37. If the Fortymile herd ever returned to this area in great numbers the Top of the World Highway will provide excellent viewing opportunities.
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    91.5
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway.
    57.2
    92.1
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway.
    58.1
    93.5
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway.
    60.0
    96.5
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway.
    60.2
    96.8
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway.
    62.0
    99.8
    View from highway
    Driving south on the Yukon, Top of the World Highway. Looking at Dawson City, Yukon and the Yukon River delta in the distance.
    62.5
    100.6
    Roadside highway turnout - Scenic View Area
    Looking at he Yukon River and the ferry crossing at the terminus of this highway.
    64.7
    104.1
    Yukon Government Campground
    East side of highway. This is a excellent campground with a fair amount of pull-through campsites for big rigs. some campsites right along the Yukon River. Camping facilities: 98 campsites, 18 pull-through, free firewood, water, picnic tables, pit toilets, no electrical hookups. We camped here and walked to the ferry (free) and into Dawson City.
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    104.3
    Yukon River and the Yukon River Ferry - Photo Yukon River Ferry
    Highway crossing point to Dawson City. The ferry is free. This is the official end of the Yukon highway #9 the Top of the World Highway. Across the Yukon River, The the Top of the World Highway becomes Highway #2 The North Klondike Highway. NOTE: For highway travel south via Yukon Highway #2 'The North Klondike Highway' - See Milebymile.com Road Map Highway Travel Guide - The North Klondike Highway - Dawson City, Yukon to Whitehorse, Yukon for driving directions and highway photos.

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    Photos of Interest of Dawson City, Yukon
    Editors NOTE: The following photos were taken while we were touring Dawson City, we thought they may be of interest to future visitors. - Photo taken while crossing on Yukon River Ferry. Looking at Dawson City, Yukon
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    Photos of Interest of Dawson City, Yukon

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    Photos of Interest of Dawson City, Yukon
    Photo of the Dawson City, visitor information center on Main Street. This is a good place to get information on Dawson City and area. Friendly and helpful staff
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    Photos of Interest of Dawson City, Yukon - Photo S.S. Keno
    The S.S. Keno is a National Historic Site. It survives as one of the many sternwheelers which plied the lakes and rivers of the Yukon. Prior to air or road service, the sternwheelers were the very lifeblood of the Yukons economic and social life. They brought everything from news and people to groceries and mining equipment from the outside to the territory. Tours available.
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    Photos of Interest of Dawson City, Yukon
    Photo looking north at Main Street Dawson City, Yukon
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    104.3
    Photos of Interest of Dawson City, Yukon
    Old buildings of Dawson City that were built on permafrost.
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    Photos of Interest of Dawson City, Yukon
    For more photos of Dawson City Yukon - See Yukon Highway #2 The North Klondike Highway. Start / Finish of Highway Travel Guide.