Goldensides Mountain

Goldensides Mountain in YT, Canada


This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
4 kms
4hours
moderate
Hiking
Fall, Summer
Dawson City, YT
User xtremepeaks
A short, steep hike in Tombstone Park to reach the summit of this peak next to the Dempster Highway. The access is easy and hiking starts at 4300 ft with a minimum of travel in brush. The trail ascends rocky slopes to a large summit ridge with excellent views to Tombstone peak and the Dempster highway. This is a popular hike for most people who stay at the Tombstone campground at km 71.5 . Excellent sunset watching occurs anywhere along the trail or from the top - after 10pm in August.

Directions:

Drive to km 74.4 of the Dempster Highway north of Dawson City. Turn right onto the microwave tower access road. Park near the tower and start on the well-used trail heading towards the ridge. The trail gains 510 m (1670 ft) to the top of the mountain at 1830 m (6000 ft).
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By wanderlustPosted By: wanderlust  - Wed Aug 22 01:03:33 UTC 2007 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside One of only two marked trails (read "no bushwack!") in the Tombstones; choose your own adventure as you approach the spires. Nice views all around. Comment The trail disappears once you hit steeper scree - it's scramblers paradise from here. All sorts of ways to get to the ridge, or the top, and back down again. Sure footing and common sense is all you need.


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