Tombstone Territorial Park, located just an hour and a half outside of Dawson City on the Dempster Highway is a must see for all those heading north in the Yukon. The all weather road drives you right into the heart of Tombstone Territorial Park with lots of opportunities for pull offs to look at the every changing views. The ever-changing landscape is home to unique rugged peaks, permafrost landforms and an abundance of wildlife. Situated on the Tr’ondek Hwech’in land claim agreement and lies completely in their traditional territory the park is rich in First Nations culture.
With 5 day hikes and many more overnight / back country hikes there is much more to see of Tombstone than what you can see from the road. Make sure to stop in at the Tombstone Interpretive Centre (located one hour north of the North Klondike Highway Turnoff) to pick up hiking maps and learn more about the area. Unfortunately, we did not get to spend as much time exploring the park as we initially had planned as we got a flat tire on our truck and spent several hours waiting for help to repair the tire.
With 2,200 square kilometres Tombstone Territorial Park offers stunning views of arctic tundra landscapes, wildlife and incredible hiking. This iconic Yukon landscape known for its memorable black granite peaks, idyllic alpine lakes and subarctic tundra landscapes makes it a bucket list item for travellers worldwide.
Here is our Photo Guide to Tombstone Territorial Park!
Things To Know Before Visiting Tombstone Territorial Park:
- There is no cell service in the park
- The nearest gas, food and lading are at Dawson City in the south and Eagle Plains 369km to the North
- Make sure you start your trip with a full tank of gas
- Make sure the spare tire on your vehicle is in good condition and you have a repair kit to be able to assist you