Cottonwood Trail - Hiking in Kluane National Park
Hiking a true Yukon Gem – Cottonwood Trail
Hiking the Cottonwood Trail will be a challenging yet rewarding adventure in the backcountry of Kluane National Park.
Kluane National Park is located in the southwest of the Yukon Territory. A land of extremes – Kluane National Park is home to Canada’s highest peak, largest ice-fields and the most diverse grizzly bear population.
What is the Cottonwood Trail all about?
Cottonwood Trail is a 85 km partial loop within Kluane National Park. It circles around the Dalton Range, crossed 2 mountain passes and is home to a wide range of wildlife.
Our hike will start at a 4-wheel drive road and move to single track. We will be hiking through stands of spruce and poplar and enjoy breathtaking views through open meadows. The most exhilarating part of this trip may be the tracking through adventurous creek crossings.
During our 5 days of hiking there are chances that we might see big game such as moose, dall sheep, mountain goats, grizzly or black bear. There is also the possibility to get to see eagles soar over our heads, maybe even a falcon or an owl. We certainly can enjoy the melodies of songbirds
We will be hiking for a few hours on the first an last day and will have 3 full days of hiking in between. Camp will be set up along the trail each night. Your guide will prepare delicious meals while you get to enjoy the solitude and peace of the back country. You will also learn all about Leave no Trace practice. The length of each day depends on weather and trail conditions.