Over the course of your trip, we will explore our three main Yukon riding areas. In Whitehorse, we will ride the Grey Mountain and Mount MacIntyre trail networks and in the village of Carcross, we will bike on the lower Montana Mountain trail.
One of the beauties of Yukon riding is the sheer volume of trail options! No matter what your skill or fitness level, we will have a great day on the bike. Biking is the best way to see the area!
Overlooking Whitehorse and beyond, our local Grey Mountain trail network is a mountain biking paradise. The singletrack trails gently swoop up and down, weaving through the boreal forest. Spectacular views of the Whitehorse valley and the coastal mountains near Carcross accompany us throughout the ride.
The Yukon River trail is a highlight of any trip to Whitehorse. A deep bright green colour, it seems almost unreal. On today’s ride we will maneuver our way through the trails to the follow the Yukon River as it flows to back to town. We will bike past the historical former town site of Canyon City, where Klondike stampeders stopped and created a makeshift canvas tent city while they pondered how to cross the rapids without losing all their gear. These same rapids were said to look like the manes of white horses, which is how our capital city received its name.
We will start in the alpine of Mount McIntyre on Whitehorse’s newest alpine singletrack, Starbuck’s Revenge, where we will admire the views of the Whitehorse valley and towards Fish Lake. We can even see all the way to Lake Laberge, the lake made famous in the Robert Service poem The Cremation of Sam McGee. As we start the descent back to Whitehorse, we will ride through many different ecosystems, starting in the alpine right down to the valley floor.
We drive to the village of Carcross to ride the lower Montana Mountain trail network. Funded through the local Carcross Tagish First Nation, the Singletrack for Success program hired local youth to create mountain biking trails for the betterment of the community. Set in some of Canada’s most beautiful scenery, these professionally built trails snake their way down the mountain and finish at the edge of Bennett Lake.
This is an alpine day with ridiculous mountain views! While the first part of this ride will require a constant pedal up the hill, it will be the scenery that will leave you breathless. This is truly where the caribou roam, among the mountain peaks with their glistening glaciers. During the descent, we will admire the old wooden mining relics before we descend down the Mountain Hero Mine trail. This IMBA Epic trail follows the tram line that the historic mine created to get supplies up and down the mountain. A very rewarding singletrack downhill will have your braking fingers aching and have you giggling once we reconvene at the side of Windy Arm Lake.