If you are headed to Carcross for the weekend, here are the trails local bike shop owner and avid cyclist Jonah Clark recommends you ride if you want to cover the most ground, get some of the best views, and suffer a bit too.
Epic day with some of the most amazing views in the Yukon.
Places to stay – There are very few options if you want to stay overnight in Carcross. There are two campgrounds: one in Carcross by the airstrip and one at Conrad at the end of the Mountain Hero trail. There are also a few cabins available for rent through the Chilkoot Bakery in Carcross.
Things to bring – These are all long, remote trails. Be prepared for everything, including a long hike out. Bring warm clothes, water, food, a first aid kit and bike repair gear. And don’t forget your bear spray.
Respect wildlife – Some of these areas, particularly in the alpine are important wildlife habitat so you should avoid disturbing any animals you might see. In particular, the upper part of Mountain Hero is critical habitat in the late fall for the Southern Lakes Caribou herd. Please respect any posted information about wildlife in the area when you are out riding.