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Mount Skukum

Distance: 15 km
Elevation Gain: 1063 m (3488 ft)
Time: 5.5 hours
Difficulty: Difficult

The Mount Skukum area is a Yukon hiker's playground! There are endless opportunities for exploring, everything is easily accessible via old exploration mining roads, and the views are rewarding from every angle. Mount Skukum (2,377 m) itself is an impressive volcanic rock complex, and the peak would require rock climbing gear. The hike described here is to a lower peak.

Needle Mountain

Distance: 5 km
Elevation Gain: 961 m (3153 ft)
Time: 4 hours
Difficulty: Difficult

This route is a great challenge. It has it all - steep hiking, bushwhacking, nearly 1,000 m elevation gain, wildflowers, ridge walking, towering rocky pillars, and amazing views. The route is up the north end of what is known as Grey Ridge, a series of peaks stretching along Annie Lake and the Wheaton River (Needle Mountain, Mount Gilliam, Surprise Mountain, Pyramid Mountain and Mount Gray).

Red Ridge

Distance: 12 km
Elevation Gain: 497 m (1631 ft)
Time: 4 hours
Difficulty: Easy

Red Ridge is a great ridge hike offering several options and fantastic views. The ridge is between other formidable mountains like Twin Mountain and Mount Perkins. Annie Lake can be seen from the top and the ridge follows along the beautiful Watson River Valley. The trailhead is located up a 4x4 road which can be impassable at certain times (high water, downed trees, etc).

Tally-Ho Mountain

Distance: 20 km
Elevation Gain: 900 m (2953 ft)
Time: 7 hours
Difficulty: Moderate

While on top of Tally-Ho mountain, you get a fantastic view down the Wheaton River Valley. The ridge around the summit is completely open alpine which makes exploring easy. It is also prime habitat for caribou, which can often be seen near the summit. The route follows an ATV trail for a lot of the way.