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Carcross Desert

South Klondike Highway, Carcross, Yukon, Canada
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Skagway Shore Excursion: Full-Day Tour of the Yukon
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“sand dunes” (27 reviews)
“worth a stop” (9 reviews)
“emerald lake” (13 reviews)
South Klondike Highway, Carcross, Yukon, Canada
South Klondike Highway, Carcross, Yukon, Canada
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

You absolutely have to stop there but make sure that you exit your vehicle and walk, walk, walk... barefoot. If your are lucky enough to visit on a sunny day, stop there in the evening when the sun is setting; you will not regret this...More

Thank Xenalook
Reviewed 27 October 2017

There is a small patch of sand dunes which is actually a glacier lake created by the end of the ice age. When it evaporated the bottom was like a sand dune. Really interesting. Of course I had to walk 30 feet out to see...More

Thank ArcticMoonBeam
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Carcross desert sits on tge outside of Carcross. It is small by comparison but has plenty of interesting floral and fauna. I wish it were more protected as the environment is fragile. Non the less if your passing through stop for a look. Very interesting...More

Thank travelwisard
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Strange piece of desert in the middle of mountains, lakes and meadows. Sign explains why the desert is where it is.

Thank Blok
Reviewed 4 October 2017

It's a real desert, with real sand, smack right in the middle of a rain forest. Most amazing thing you'll ever see!

Thank Anna_K_Amendolare
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This is a cute little stopping point for a photo opportunity. It's free, so who can complain! Basically cute little sand dunes with good views. Worth a stop but not a trip especially!

Thank toffeegirlie
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Interesting landscape feature created by he last glacial ice age. Interesting not like a climate desert.

Thank wigsy
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped here as part of a self guided jeep tour - it's a fun place too! A massive patch of sand in the rough and beautiful scenery of the Yukon! Parking next to it so easy to get too! Can get busy due to tour...More

Thank Henry S
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Quick stop in the dessert. Great to see. Not much there but it's defo worth stopping by. Carcross is just right by for a lunch stop. 😊 Enjoy

Thank Anthony Y
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Worth a quick stop to see this sight. Interesting that all of this sand is collected by mother nature in this location. Not really a desert, but I can understand why you would think this. The sand is from glaciers that have ground down the...More

Thank John B
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