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    Anyone here from the Yukon or been up there?

    Hoping to make a trip north from the Kootenays this summer. Whitehorse and Carcross seem to be the areas to focus on. Anything else? When is all the riding open?

    Any must hit areas on the way up or back down?

    Don't mind pedally, don't mind climbing, don't mind gnar. Just want to visit the Yukon and ride some bikes as well.

    Going to take my truck camper, so will be trying to camp for free as much as possible.
    Straight outta Rossland

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    Whitehorse has trails you can easily pedal from downtown. Ridges, fast and flowy, pretty chill climbs, can shuttle too. Haven't ridden carcross yet, but its beautiful, make sure to checkout the Carcross-Tagish community center there. Beautiful craftsmanship on display!

    On your way up, Prince George is a must hit. Three trail networks in town - xc at Otway, whatever you want at Pidherny, downhill at Cranbrook hill, and then theres even lift-accessed stuff at tabor mountain! Smithers has epic downhills and fun small loops for pedaling and shuttles, while burns lake has some very sweet shuttle and pedal rides as well. Give a shout out to the local bike shops, they will point you in the right direction of rides and campsites. Most rec sites up there are free because they are barely used - some you can even hit the trails from.

    Have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NovatoSCFR View Post
    Whitehorse has trails you can easily pedal from downtown. Ridges, fast and flowy, pretty chill climbs, can shuttle too. Haven't ridden carcross yet, but its beautiful, make sure to checkout the Carcross-Tagish community center there. Beautiful craftsmanship on display!

    On your way up, Prince George is a must hit. Three trail networks in town - xc at Otway, whatever you want at Pidherny, downhill at Cranbrook hill, and then theres even lift-accessed stuff at tabor mountain! Smithers has epic downhills and fun small loops for pedaling and shuttles, while burns lake has some very sweet shuttle and pedal rides as well. Give a shout out to the local bike shops, they will point you in the right direction of rides and campsites. Most rec sites up there are free because they are barely used - some you can even hit the trails from.

    Have fun!
    Awesome. Thanks. Looking forward to this trip.
    Straight outta Rossland

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    Yukon riding is amazing. There are three separate areas in Whitehorse.
    Grey Mountain is a great network of aspen and classic cross country trails. Pedal up, descend down. The higher up you go the better the view and the difficulty of the descent. Trails are very well sign posted and fairly well documented on Trailforks or on the trail map (available from Icycle Sport or Cadence Cycles).
    Mt MAC is a good bunch of green/blue flow trails with some great views. Also on Trailforks.
    If you want to access the sub alpine trails of Mt Mac talk to the bike shops about conditions and wildlife.
    Carcross is outstanding. Icycle sports runs a small bike shop in the village and will have latest beta. Talk to them.
    In general be prepared and self sufficient when riding in Yukon. You may not see many people if you break down or get injured.
    Camping is super cheap in Yukon. Stay in the campgrounds and enjoy a nice campfire.
    Best time of year to ride is anytime it hasnít rained. Soil in Yukon can be super slippery when wet due to clay content. Carcross usually is drier and can be ridden when raining in Whitehorse.
    Aside - ride Smithers if you can. Great trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewise View Post
    Yukon riding is amazing. There are three separate areas in Whitehorse.
    Grey Mountain is a great network of aspen and classic cross country trails. Pedal up, descend down. The higher up you go the better the view and the difficulty of the descent. Trails are very well sign posted and fairly well documented on Trailforks or on the trail map (available from Icycle Sport or Cadence Cycles).
    Mt MAC is a good bunch of green/blue flow trails with some great views. Also on Trailforks.
    If you want to access the sub alpine trails of Mt Mac talk to the bike shops about conditions and wildlife.
    Carcross is outstanding. Icycle sports runs a small bike shop in the village and will have latest beta. Talk to them.
    In general be prepared and self sufficient when riding in Yukon. You may not see many people if you break down or get injured.
    Camping is super cheap in Yukon. Stay in the campgrounds and enjoy a nice campfire.
    Best time of year to ride is anytime it hasnít rained. Soil in Yukon can be super slippery when wet due to clay content. Carcross usually is drier and can be ridden when raining in Whitehorse.
    Aside - ride Smithers if you can. Great trails.
    Awesome thanks.
    Straight outta Rossland

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