It started off rainy and then the clouds lifted! The climb is indeed steep in places, I could not imagine attempting this without poles. Did it yesterday. The building was demolished in the 1990s. ... Before experiencing the Yukon firsthand, get free Yukon vacation guides delivered to your front door. Deb March 31, 2012 Yukon ; Carcross ; Things to Do in Carcross ; Nares River; Search. We then turned north and headed over to the true summit of Mt Nares, the middle of the three mountains in the distance north. Steep Bring poles! Trail is in good shape and the fall colours are lively. The views of the lakes and surrounding mountains from the top were amazing! Enjoy! The school opened in 1911 at the base of Nares Mountain, a short distance from Carcross, Yukon. I'm afraid we only got half way up...where the ridge officially begins. Hiked up Nares Ridge on Sunday June 19, 2016. A local was extremely generous and helped us get unstuck. EXTENDED LOOP OPTION: Matt June 10, 2018 We saw our first crocuses of the season! Always impressed how quickly one gets up in the alpine with amazing views around here. Stunning views the whole time. The wind was pretty intense but it kept the bugs away so I can't really complain. ... 360 Views on top of Nares Mountain. Views from yesterday. The view north, looking at the true summit of Nares Mountain (the peak in the middle, 1768 m). This is the wind, wave and weather forecast for Nares Mountain in Yukon Territory, Canada. If you lost something on Nares Mountain, please send a note describing the device to yukonhiking.ca via the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page. http://www.mexi-cangirl.com/, This is not the true Nares Mountain summit but the views are great and lots of area to explore. We would recommend having poles, bear spray and making lots of noise. Deb March 3, 2013 We had to keep to the east ridge due to a black bear lingering on the west ridge. In the top half of the hike there were increasing patches of snow until near the top where there was continuous snow cover for the last few hundred meters. Return Time: 4.5 hours It is a shorter route down (or up) and a bit more narrow and rocky at times than the other side of the ridge. We saw a large black bear while walking down near the top and was able to skirt him. My first solo hike in the Yukon was not a difficult hike, but long one to the Tally-Ho mountain summit. Towards the southwest of the summit, there is a little rocky point that looks down to Nares Lake and across to Montana Mountain. A few minutes into the hike, we saw a bear grazing up far away on the right ridge. Sophie August 4, 2013 Wow! Nares Lake, Carcross, Yukon, Canada. Leah, Rian, Erin, Chayse, Steph, Reta April 17, 2015 Lots of switchbacks, especially on the way down (sore knees!) Great trail! The view from the summit looking east towards Tagish Lake. Turned out to be a stunning day for the hike (not too hot, some wind to cool us off). Nice view of Crag Lake at the top. It takes about 1.5 to 3 hours just to get to the base of the mountain to hike up; in total it took 6.5 hours round trip, but could take longer depending … For a longer ride, ride Mc Donald Creek or Nares View. Spotted two sheep from the summit, 4 hr rnd trip (moving time), doesn't include nap). Hiked up Nares with a friend today. We took just under 5 hours, as we were in no rush. About 5 hours round trip with lots of wandering around on the plateau to max out on the sightseeing. First he was crossing a clearing about 200 meters below us. hiked/snowshoed up Nares yesterday. From the parking area, head up the gentle open slope to the northeast, making your way to the base of the mountain in front of you. Snowshoes shouldn't be necessary; however, at least gaters would be useful in keeping any snow out of your boots. Deborah Baerg May 19, 2015 We did spot a mum and 2 cubs on the right ridgeline prior to the hike. A trail marker shows this exit where you leave the road climb and start climbing on a rockier, steeper secondary road. Shailyn June 3, 2018 Not as steep as Caribou Mtn imo. Really great hike. No signs of wildlife (not that I would expect any with the amount of people on the mountain). Stopped by Caribou Coffee in Carcross for a latte on the way home. It's light Rough GPS position Latitude . 60.1841°, Longitude . This was the first sunset I experienced in the Yukon. 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. Nothing to hold on to for the steep descent. Fantastic hike on a beautiful fall day!! Write in the margins, highlight your favourite itineraries, or rip out the photos and sleep with them on the pillow next to … For a first-timer, with a deliberately heavy pack (training), it feels like this was a wise move. A beautiful sunny day, but windy. Carcross is a great starting point from where to reach Nares Mountain hike. The bottom half of the hike was largely free of snow, even though its still pretty wintery. We were told the right side was shorter? kyliestravel May 28, 2017 Gorgeous river with mountain views We took a small hike up Nares mountain where you can get awesome views of the river and mountains in the background. I think 4.5 hour would be too little time to really enjoy the views and take a few breathers. Christine August 31, 2019 Challenging uphill battle the whole time but the views are incredible. Was fine going up but we lost the trail for a bit in the trees on the way back down. Meghan April 20, 2014 Crocuses still out! Total Distance: 8 km The Carcross/Tagish First Nation people have a long history with Montana Mountain. Erin November 26, 2019 The trail was almost completely free of snow on the north ridge and mostly free on the south ridge yesterday. Once at the top there is a plateau that stretches off in several directions each offering a different perspective. The deepest snow you would likely encounter is at the base of the mountain in the poplar and willow stand. Alastair Cook July 28, 2012 Nares River. Great hike today. CARCROSS SWIVEL BRIDGE SPANNING THE NARROWS. Nick Woz December 31, 2014 Note that this route follows up the left ridge to the summit, and while not the true summit of Nares Mountain (which lies due north), this route is more accessible and the views are arguably more dramatic from this vantage above the lakes. Minister of Highways and Public Works Richard Mostyn and Carcross/Tagish First Nations’ Deputy Chief Maria Benoit officially opened the bridge today alongside the project teams from the the Carcross/Tagish Development Corporation and Ruskin Construction Ltd and the Government of Yukon today. Hiked up for a beautiful view from the top and over the back looking towards Bove Island. (The indigenous people of Yukon are referred to as First Nations.) Mountana Mountain is a mountain biking mecca and people come from far away to ride these beautiful trails. This is also the start of the climb to 'Mountain Hero' Trail (IMBA Epic Trail). We were looking for animals, but all we saw were some slow-moving ptarmigans. Take this road through the subdivision, staying right at the fork. Colorful meadow fields on top of Nares Mountain during fall season. As mentioned earlier, much of the ridge is bare for the most part through the winter; however it may depend on the time you choose to go and how the weather has been (i.e. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Grey Mountain, Whitehorse. The view of Nares Mountain from Carcross. Congratulations for this website, very useful information. I am 59 years old, and in good health, and enjoy walking / hiking with my wife. Snow patches are fun to slide down though! No pain no gain as they say. Added benefit is if you do it, you can hit a sweet swimming spot at the end. Google Earth view of … Keep climbing and the views keep getting better, but your eyes will be glued more and more to your feet. 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. Beautful day! Great hike, no snow! LizB March 17, 2020 Download its GPS track and follow the route on a map. Their chopper went down on Nares Mountain. We spent nearly an hour at the summit. We brought snowshoes but left them in the car because the way looked clear. In 2011 there were four workers killed on the job and 1,102 hurt. No bears or bear sign, epic views from the top but a little hazy today from the wildfire smoke. The red building to the left is the locomotive shed for the White Pass & Yukon Route, and what appears to be a snowy meadow on the right is frozen Grayling Bay, a very shallow body of water that provides great waterfowl viewing. It looks far but is less than 3 km distant. Cata March 27, 2019 but we found a path through the trees on the north side half way up that we followed for a short while that helped us avoid a particularly steep rocky section on the ridge. By the time we got back down it had taken us around 4.5 hours...and we were pretty tired, but I have to admit it was well worth it. Montée assez difficile mais en vaut la peine, grand terrain de jeux au sommet pour plusieurs point de vue de tout les côté. Steep but fun and well worth it for the views. Gators were useful in some snowy parts, no snowshoes needed. The historic village of Carcross, scenically nestled between Bennett and Nares Lakes, is fast becoming an international mountain biking hotspot. Timberlake Collection. It didn’t feel as steep as Caribou Mountain but it’s a longer grind along the ridge to the top. We are avid hikers and found this hike had us a bit breathless on the way up but it was a relatively smooth hike. Hiking poles are highly recommended.. Views were spectacular. We went up the left side and down the right side. No bear scat spotted, but the lower treed sections are now out in leaf so make some noise as you can't see far in some areas. Have fun! No other cars in the parking lot and no other hikers encountered. The second sighting he was beside the trail about 100 m below us scratching his chin on a poplar tree. CARIBOU MOUNTAIN IN BACKGROUND. Some side hilling may be required along the south flanks/right side of the ridge in order to avoid any treed areas or unnecessary ups and downs. Trail easy to follow. Beautiful day with strong 50 km winds on the ridges. A hiking trail leads up the left shoulder. If you do that, you've missed it and are headed back out as it's a big loop of a road. Once on the ridge, the route is straightforward as you essentially follow it to the summit. Alastair Cook July 28, 2012 Image of outside, america, outdoors - 195941082 A record-early spring in the northwest leaves the mudflats along Nares Lake clear of snow and ice a full month earlier than normal. There were only a couple of small patches of snow left. Review of Elements of Alaska: Private Tours in Skagway. Attempted to hike Nares July 28. The residential school closed in 1969 and reopened in 1972 as the Carcross Community Education Centre. Timberlake Collection . Trail is fairly easy to spot but can be lost in places once out of the trees. CR May 12, 2015 2 Old Boots August 5, 2019 We left our snowshoes in the car, and were happy we did, as most of the ridge was snow free and the top only had a few inches in most places. Resolution. From Carcross head north and turn right onto the Tagish Road #8. This hike is a good leg burner, my hiking poles were a big help for my knees on the way down. It's become a not-so-secret mountain biking hotspot with all the ingredients for fantastic rides. SNOW COVERED NARES MOUNTAIN IN CARCROSS. We saw several sheep, white-tailed ptarmigan, a dusky grouse, and two northern harriers. all in all, a beauty day. A short singletrack climb then turns into a super fun mixed trail full of fast descents, meadows, viewpoints, rock gardens, climbs, and ridge descents. Dec 31, 2017 - Nares Mountain -- home of Golden Eagles, Dusky Grouse, Dall's Sheep, Mountain Goats, and Grizzly Bears. Tons of sheep track and bedding sites but no sightings. Solo hiked the mountain on June 5th. The route is free from snow as it is south facing. The views are great here too. The South Klondike Highway crosses the Nares River at Carcross. Manu May 11, 2014 Nares View is the latest addition to the trail network in the mid-mountain area and provides a less technical all-mountain experience. Hiked Nares two weekends ago. Nearby Hotels. Randonnée à Nares Mountain avec panorama sur Carcross – Canada Le territoire du Yukon, situé au Nord-Ouest du Canada, est une zone de montagnes escarpées et de hauts plateaux. Signal Corps CARCROSS, YT. There's also another point to check out to the southeast with great views of Tagish Lake, Bove Island, and Lime Mountain (with it's distinctive light-grey dolostone and limestone rock face). Half an hour away, in far NW British Columbia, was a mountain on the edge of Alaska, one the American Dingo had been close to several times on this trip, but conditions had never been right for it. Hikers should use caution. Very steep. Great day today. From Carcross head north and turn right onto the Tagish Road #8. Elevation Gain: 1000 m Jessica June 29, 2017 Overall, a great hike well worth it for the views! Please be bear aware!! Please avoid this area between April 1 … Nares Lake is a lake in the southern Yukon between Bennett Lake and Tagish Lake that lies below Nares Mountain. Geana August 28, 2016 We hiked the left side only. Jen April 14, 2012 Region: Carcross The Beautiful Country. Then back down the ridge on the main trail. We hiked up the ridge on the right (south) side of the gully on Sunday, then across the summit and back down the route described here. Kyle May 23, 2018 Hiked it with my dog today. 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