Kluane National Park and Reserve of Canada

Sheep Creek Trail

Trailhead:
Tachäl Dhäl (Sheep Mountain) Information Centre
Distance:
5 km one way
Time:
3 - 6 hrs return trip
Elevation Gain:
427 M (1400')
Maximum Elevation:
1281M (4200')
1:50 000 Topographic Map:
Congdon Creek 115 G/2

Overview

This popular trail climbs along side of Tachäl Dhäl (Sheep Mountain) and above Sheep Creek. It offers excellent views of the Ä’äy Chù (Slims River) Valley as it opens up into the sub alpine.

Description

After checking in at the Tachäl Dhäl (Sheep Mountain) Information Centre, you can drive or hike down the valley for 2.6 km. Here you will find a locked gate and a small parking area. The Sheep Creek Trail begins at the first right about 5 minutes from the gate. From this point on, it is a steady uphill climb. The first viewpoint is about 2 km up the trail. This is a good destination and turn-around point for hikers who don't wish to go further. Once again the trail continues upward along this old mining road with several more good viewpoints. The trail branches at the 3.8 km point. The left fork leads down to Sheep Creek, while the right fork continues on. It is possible to see the toe of the Kaskawulsh Glacier as you gain elevation beyond this point. The trail ends on the edge of a gully overlooking Forty-eight Pup Creek.

Comments

This is an excellent trail for viewing Dall Sheep in the spring as the sheep are moving to lower elevations.

Bear sightings are common in this area. Review recommendations for travel in the You Are In Bear Country brochure. All bear sightings should be reported to the staff at one of the Visitor Centres.

Trails and Routes