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Kluane National Park and Reserve of Canada

Roadside Attractions


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Both the Alaska Highway and the Haines Road, which skirt the boundary of the Park, offer spectacular mountain vistas with view points, exhibits and interpretive trails.


Alaska Highway

Spruce Beetle Trail

Located 17 km (10.5 mi) north of Haines Junction, the Spruce Beetle Trail is a well maintained 2 km (1.2 mi) loop self-guiding interpretive trail.

Tachäl Dhäl (Sheep Mountain) Visitor Centre

Situated in the Ä’äy Chù (Slim's River) Valley, the Tachäl Dhäl (Sheep Mountain) Visitor Centre is a one-hour drive north of Haines Junction on the Alaska Highway. Dall Sheep viewing opportunities are often possible in the spring and fall.

Soldiers Summit Trail

This 1 km (.6 mi) trail, located one kilometre north of the Tachäl Dhäl (Sheep Mountain) Visitor Centre, takes you to the site of the official opening of the Alaska Highway in 1942.

Icefield Range

In the vicinity of the Donjek River bridge, peaks in the Icefiled Ranges in the remote interior of the park can be seen - Mount Steele, Mount Wood and Mount Walsh.

 

Haines Road

UNESCO World Heritage Plaque

At a viewpoint 20 km south of Haines Junction on the Haines Road you can overlook Kathleen Lake and see the plaque commemorating Kluane National Park & Reserve and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska as a World Heritage Site.

Kathleen Lake

Kathleen Lake boasts a a scenic day-use area with kitchen shelter, boat launch and picnic facilities. The Kokanee Trail, a wheel chair accessible boardwalk that skirts the edge of Kathleen Lake starts from the day-use area.

Kathleen Lake also has a 39-site campground with firewood, bear-proof storage lockers and outhouses. It operates by self-registration on a first come-first serve basis from mid May to mid September.

Rock Glacier Trail

The Rock Glacier Trail, 45 km south of Haines Junction on the Haines Road, takes you over the toe of a rock glacier and finishes up with a panorama of Dezadeash Lake.