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  • Day11

    Top of the World Highway

    August 23, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 4 °C

    We cross the Yukon River on the ferry, George Black before 7 am. The day is barely breaking.

    The highway is dirt and follows the ridge line all the way. We stop by the road at a 'long drop'. There are grey jays here and we feed them.

    Poker Creek marks the US/Canada border. The sign says there's a population of 3 at elevation 4127 ft. The fog is very thick and driving is difficult. On the US side, the road is paved.

    We get to Chicken and have only passed 20 cars in more than 3 hours. The total count of cars passed on this highway is 52 in almost 6 hours driving. It's very remote!
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    Lyn Burg

    can't see!!

    Lacey Travels

    Yep, so glad I wasn't driving. Not safe to stop, no guard rails and no edge lines. Scary stuff!

  • Day15

    Top of the World Highway

    August 18, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Heute verlassen wir die USA und erreichen den kanadischen Yukon über den in den 50ern erbaute Top of the World Highway. Nur nur wenige der 127 Kilometer sind asphaltiert, der Rest ist Schotterstrasse mit zahlreichen Schlaaaagggaaggaaaggglöchern. Dennoch ist sofort klar, woher der Highway seinen Namen hat. Die Aussicht ist stets atemberaubend und man fühlt sich tatsächlich ein bisschen auf dem Dach der Welt. Der im Winter geschlossene Highway war lange Zeit die einzige Strasse, welche nach Dawson führte.Read more

  • Day10

    Top of the World Highway, USA/ Canada

    July 31, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    On Sunday morning, we left Chicken, AK to make our way to Dawson City, YT. We were quite excited as we had heard about how awesome this highway is to drive. At first, it looked like a pretty usual dirt road, but as we got further into it, the views were amazing. This highway is not necessarily the highway point for a highway, however, the whole highway, for a couple of hours if right up at the top of mountains. As you get closer to cross the Canadian border, the road is suddenly one of the nicest paved road we had ever seen. Everyone's guess is that the Americans might be wanting to impress the incoming visitors. Unfortunately it is short lived! This border crossing also has to be one of the most remote in North America! If you come to the Yukon or Alaska, make sure to drive on the Top of the World Highway; it is a must!Read more

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