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Montana Mountain - Hiking


Yukon, Canada




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What are the activities at Montana Mountain ?

Hiking


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Why choose a trail at Montana Mountain?

Montana Mountain is a deeply eroded Late Cretaceous stratovolcano located south of Carcross, Yukon, Canada. As well as its main peak, the mountain includes many sub-peaks and contains felsic pyroclastics and flows; typically altered and orange-weathering. Montana Mountain was formed when the ancient Kula Plate was subducting under southwestern Yukon during the Late Cretaceous period. A flurry of quartz mining activity took place on Montana Mountain starting in 1899, peaking in 1905-1906 when American mining promoter John Conrad consolidated claims on Montana Mountain and built three tramways to carry the ore back down, including a 4-mile-long one from Windy Arm on Tagish Lake to the Mountain Hero mine. Montana Mountain is also an important landmark for the Carcross/Tagish First Nations living in the area. According to legend, Montana Mountain is one of the peaks Game Mother used to hang a swing for her animal creations. On this swing each kind of animal danced and sang a different song. Following this "celebration" Game Mother gave each animal their characteristic attributes of today. In addition to its spiritual importance, the mountain was also an important source of food, medicines, and refuge. During the early quartz mining period, an extensive network of trails were constructed on the mountain to connect the many silver claims with Carcross and/or Windy Arm. In 2005 the Carcross/Tagish First Nation took back the mountain in its land claim settlement and set out to restore some of the old trails and make them accessible for public use and enjoyment. Through a programme called "SingleTrack to Success" an extensive network of mountain bike trails have been developed on the lower slopes of Montana Mountain. Additionally, these trails have been mapped and the maps are publicly available.

The Montana Mountain is located in the Yukon Territory of Canada. At an elevation of 2,773 meters (9,098 feet), it is the tallest mountain in the area. The mountain is a popular destination for hikers, climbers, and skiers. The summit offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The mountain is also home to a variety of wildlife, including grizzly bears, black bears, moose, and caribou.



What are the services on site?

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Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
60.0580555 -134.6911111

What are the coordinates and address of Montana Mountain?

Montana Mountain
Montana Mountain, Yukon Y0B 1B0, Canada

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Starting Point

The start of the trails at the Montana Mountain in Yukon can be accessed by driving north on the Alaska Highway for about 15 km from the town of Destruction Bay. There is a signposted turnoff to the mountain on the east side of the highway.

Why visit Montana Mountain

The Montana Mountain in Yukon is a great place to visit because it offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The mountain is also a great place for hiking and camping, and there are plenty of trails to choose from. In addition, the mountain is home to a variety of wildlife, including bears, deer, and wolves.

Is Montana Mountain in Yukon a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on what each family is looking for in a vacation spot. Some families might find Montana Mountain to be a great place to spend time together, while others might find it to be too remote or challenging.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Montana Mountain in Yukon are hiking, camping, and fishing.

1. Hiking - There are plenty of trails to explore in the area, from easy hikes to more challenging routes.

2. Wildlife Viewing - There is abundant wildlife in the area, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled while hiking or driving around.

3. Fishing - The area is home to some great fishing spots, so bring your tackle box and see what you can catch.

4. Camping - There are plenty of great places to camp in the area, giving you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors.

5. Boating - The lakes and rivers in the area are perfect for boating, so grab your boat and hit the water.

Where to eat?

1. The cabin at the top of Montana Mountain. This is a hidden gem that offers some of the best views in the Yukon. The food is simple but delicious, and the service is friendly and welcoming.

2. The old miner's cabin near the summit of Montana Mountain. This is a rustic cabin that serves up hearty home cooked meals. The atmosphere is cozy and charming, and the food is absolutely delicious.

3. The yurt at the bottom of Montana Mountain. This is a unique and charming place to eat, and the food is excellent. The yurt is located in a beautiful setting, and the service is warm and friendly.

4. The lodge at the top of Montana Mountain. This is a luxurious lodge that offers some of the best food in the Yukon. The service is impeccable, and the views are stunning.

5. The restaurant in downtown Whitehorse. This is a great place to eat if you're looking for something more traditional. The food is excellent, and the service is friendly and efficient.




Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No


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