A 500 m trail leads you to a view of the confluence of the Klondike and the Yukon rivers. It descends gradually from the parking lot. A variety of natural and historical features are interpreted. The trail also connects down the side of the bluffs back to town near the Klondike river. The bluffs are also used for rock climbing in summer and ice climbing in winter.
Lowbush cranberry, feathermoss, lichens thrive on the rich black earth under the white spruce/paper birch forest of the Klondike Valley.
Crocus Bluff has been for generations a lookout used to watch over the river. At this site the Han Indians would make and repair stone tools whle keeping watch.
This was the place from which people watched for the first summer salmon run on the Yukon River. The sighting was signalled to the village at the mouth of the Klondike river, alerting people to prepare their fish traps.
The trailhead is found near the cemetery on the Dome Road, off the end of King Street in Dawson City. The trail also connects to the cemetery area, where you will find the Yukon Order of Pioneers cemetery, RCMP cemetery, and many others where unknown miners and immigrants have been buried.
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