Distance: 8 km
Elevation Gain: 1000 m (3281 ft)
Time: 4-5 hours
Date Added: June 7, 2008
Last Update: April 13, 2011
This hike is steep and to the point. Before long you are rewarded with a view of Bennett Lake, nestled between mountain peaks. The alpine ridge is a pleasure to climb. Please avoid hiking this trail from mid-May to mid-June to avoid disturbing the sheep during lambing season.
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Drive to the Carcross cutoff (Klondike Highway #2) and follow it for 45 km (6 km north of Carcross). As soon as you cross a small stream (which may be dry), there is a driveway on the left that runs parallel with the highway. Park at the bottom of the driveway without blocking it.
Start by walking up the driveway. Please keep dogs on a leash if they tend to leave you, as there is often a dog on the private property at the end of the driveway. After about 250m, turn left off the driveway into the trees (there may be a small sign with a little hiker on it here). The path is easy to follow through the trees to the first bare ridge (about 550m).
At the bare ridge, turn left up towards the mountain. The path climbs up through a couple of stands of aspen. Soon you will be through the trees and on the ridge in the alpine. Walk up the ridge towards the summit. Once you can see the other side, you've made it! Explore some more, or turn around and follow the same path back.
Follow the same trail as the summer path. The total time is roughly the same.
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