Grizzly Ridge


Distance: 5 km
Elevation Gain: 423 m (1388 ft)
Time: 2-3 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Region: Tombstone
Date Added: September 4, 2012
Last Update: September 4, 2012
Winter: snowshoeing 



This is one of the most popular trails in Tombstone Territorial Park, and for good reason. Within about an hour you get a view of Mount Monolith at the end of Grizzly Valley. The trail is well established, and you can continue along the ridge towards Grizzly Lake for as long as you like.


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Driving Directions

At kilometer 58.5 up the Dempster Highway, there is a large parking area on the left (west) side. The trailhead is signed at the highway, so you can't miss it. The parking area has many parking spots and an outhouse.




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Trail Description

You can easily pick up the trail at the end of the parking area in the trees. The trail is very well established (for Yukon standards) and there is a voluntary hiker registration box not long after you enter the trees.

The trail meanders through the forest, gently sloping upwards. Cairnes Creek runs close to the trail at the beginning, and the ground can be muddy at times. Soon the trail starts climbing a little steeper, and the trees start to get smaller and thinner until they finally give way to bushes.

Continue walking until you get to a small opening with piled rocks, just before you would really start to climb up the ridge. From this spot, you can get a view of Mount Monolith directly to the west.

At this point, you can continue along the ridge or turn around and follow the same route back out. If you want to continue, the trail gets quite steep at first before slowly mellowing out again as you gain access to the top of the ridge. The trail along the ridge is still very well established.

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Fabio
June 20, 2015

I hiked this on 2015-6-18 with excellent weather conditions. The description provided here is accurate. I would definitely not stop at the first viewpoint but continue another 20' of steep climb to get to the second one, as the views are rewarding. I saw a moose that was having breakfast just at the side of the trail, in the middle part with shrubs. To note, in places shrubs have grown and make the passage pretty narrow (especially is one uses hiking sticks)
Alex Campbell
April 23, 2014

Snowshoe'd up to the Mount Monolith viewpoint over Easter weekend. Snow conditions were great early in the morning and degraded in to a bit of a mush as it warmed up. Trail was navigable for most of the way, with a few exceptions with drifts. There's still tons of downed trees (albeit much of it bucked up) from a big wind storm last fall, but overall things looked great!