Untouched Yukon, Tombstone Territorial Park
Driving into the Tombstone Territorial Park feels like you're entering into a new world. This untouched wilderness is a must see on your trip to the Yukon. Fortunately for you, Overland Yukon is the only company in the Yukon which allows vehicle access on the Dempster Highway.
This pristine landscape covers 2,200 KM of the Tr’ondek Hwech’in traditional territory. The Dempster Highway provides access to the hundreds of hiking trails for locals and travelers from all over the world. While visiting the Tombstone area, make sure to stop by the Tombstone Interpretive Center at kilometer 71.5 on the Dempster Highway. Check in to see what weekly events are happening in the area – a properly planned trip makes for an awesome vacation. Grab yourself a Dempster Travelogue at any Visitor Information Center. There are things to do for all ages, abilities, and interests. From hiking, sightseeing, car-camping, back-country camping and winter recreation.
The Tombstone Interpretive Center is 1.5 hours from Dawson City YT, 7 hours from Whitehorse and 12 hours from Inuvik. The nearest gas, food and lodging are in located in Dawson City and Eagle Plains, 369 km further north. Make sure you bring extra gas and a couple of spare tires – the road can get a little rough.
Backcountry campsites are available from late-June to mid-September. Overnight reservations and permits are required to camp at Grizzly, Divide, and Talus lakes backcountry campsites on the Grizzly Lake Trail– there are 10 campsites at each campground. The Grizzly Lake Trail is the only maintained trailed meant for accessing the backcountry of the Tombstone Territorial Park. The trailhead is located at kilometer 58.6 of the Dempster Highway. Camping is also available at the Tombstone Territorial Campground.
If the Grizzly Lake Trail seems daunting, here are some additional hikes in the area: Additional Hikes
For additional information about the Tombstone Territorial Park or tips on planning a back-country camping trip, check on the Yukon Government website.