In 2011 there were four workers killed on the job and 1,102 hurt. With snow in the forecast we'll all have to wait a bit until being able to safely park at the trailhead. Look for it, and do not get fooled into following game trails down into the gully. 0 degrees C. Winds up high gusting to 50 km. We took just under 5 hours, as we were in no rush. Last summer I took the right ridge up and really liked it, I feel you get a better view all the way up, steep but fast. Beautiful fall hike with stunning colours and views. Photo about Colorful meadow fields on top of Nares Mountain during fall season. Through a programme called "SingleTrack to Success", local First Nations youth have built an extensive network of mountain bike trails on nearby Montana Mountain. We did this hike April 11th. A short singletrack climb then turns into a super fun mixed trail full of fast descents, meadows, viewpoints, rock gardens, climbs, and ridge descents. Follow the same route as the summer route described above. Distance: 8 km Elevation Gain: 1000 m (3281 ft) Time: 4.5 hours Difficulty: Moderate Nares Mountain is a beautiful hike with views over the community of Carcross and Nares and Bennett lakes. We left the car at 10:10 AM and were back at 4:40 PM. Beautiful day with strong 50 km winds on the ridges. Trail was great! This time I took the left ridge and it felt longgggg, probably because I'm out of shape from the winter but still I prefer the other way up. Bring poles! Don't be fooled by the short distance and duration for this hike, the 1000 m of elevation gain can definitely kick you into shape. Good catch Michael and Alastair. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Then he went down into a creek valley. Lost the trail a few times through the trees and under the snow, but otherwise pretty straightforward. Stopped by Caribou Coffee in Carcross for a latte on the way home. I recommend a direct route up (I say route as there is no defined trail)and walk a switch back on the way down as it can be hard on the knees. Prior to the Yukon Gold Rush the chain of lakes were used by the First Nation people of the Yukon. The hiking poles were useful. Lindsay June 1, 2014 Megan July 30, 2020 Nares Mountain The trail is similar to Caribou Mountain – steep and straight up (with a few actual switchbacks): 4.8 miles roundtrip with 3,294 ft. of elevation gain. Beautiful day with great views. No signs of wildlife (not that I would expect any with the amount of people on the mountain). It is a shorter route down (or up) and a bit more narrow and rocky at times than the other side of the ridge. Finally hiked Nares! Did it yesterday. Best View of Nares: Montana Mountain. Yukon Hiking July 28, 2012 road up to trailhead was plowed and hard packed although with this melt, next weekend might not be so good. Just shy of six kilometres tall, the sights on this bucket-list-worthy hike are just as impressive as the height itself! Timberlake Collection ENTIRE REGIMENT AT CARCROSS. Take this road through the subdivision, staying right at the fork. Nares Mountain, Carcross Carcross is located about forty minutes from Whitehorse, and is a small town that is home to the Tagish and Tlinglit First Nation people. Date of experience: October 2019. Don't be fooled by the short distance and duration for this hike, the 1000 m of elevation gain can definitely kick you into shape. The views of the lakes and surrounding mountains from the top were amazing! Nearby Hotels. Nothing to hold on to for the steep descent. Jen April 14, 2012 Lots of signs of sheep and caribou, but no sightings. Hiking poles are highly recommended.. Valerie Lake via Copper Trail to McLean Lake Trailhead. 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