Often referred to as the “Patagonia of the North”, Tombstone Territorial Park is just a short drive north of Dawson City.
The craggy, granite peak of Tombstone Mountain, so named for its striking resemblance to a grave marker, is the most recognizable of the peaks that make up the park’s wind-carved mountain range.
It’s a dramatic sub-arctic landscape that offers outstanding wildlife viewing, birding and scenic vistas. One of the best times to visit is during late summer when the tundra vegetation paints the landscape in vivid crimson, gold and red.
The 2,200km2 park lies within the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nations people who have hunted, camped and traded here for centuries.
Today the park is a popular spot for campers and hikers - with day hikes and longer overnight back country trails – as well as photographers and birders.
The outstanding Interpretive Centre is open from May to September and offers walking tours, interpretive displays and special events throughout summer.
Tombstone easily accessed via the Dempster Highway which runs through the park and makes the perfect day trip from Dawson City.