Trek to the Kaskawulsh Glacier in Kluane National Park on this backpacking trip into this spectacular area of the Yukon. This park embodies the true essence of wilderness. Its natural features are dramatic by any measure. During this trip you'll take in the majestic beauty of 22,000 square kilometre Kluane National Park, where large numbers of grizzly bears, Dall sheep and other wildlife roam freely.
Soon after you set out on the hiking trail, you can experience the tranquillity and wilderness of Kluane. As the trip progresses you continue to move further into Kluane National Park and one of the highlites of this route is a strenuous climb of Observation Mountain. But as the views and vistas of the majestic Kaskawulsh Glacier are unimaginably impressive, it is definitely worthwhile the effort.
On this trek to the outlook of the Kaskawulsh Glacier you hike through a region that is home to idyllic lakes, sparkling rivers, majestic mountains, glaciers and abundant wildlife. In Yukon's Kluane National Park lies the largest non-arctic ice field in the world with the glacial valleys crowned by Mount Logan, Canada's highest peak.
The campsite at Canada Creek offers a jaw-dropping vista. Beyond the barren flood plain of Canada Creek lies the toe of the Kaskawulsh glacier, and beyond that lies the impressive peak of 9,900 foot Mount Maxwell. The view from here is payoff enough for the hike. But after a good night's sleep you climb to the summit of Observation Mountain among the peaks of the St. Elias Mountain Range and gaze upon a sea of ice; the Kaskawulsh Glacier.
This backpacking trip to Observation Mountain is a great opportunity to explore the heart of Yukon's Kluane National Park and have a peek at its vast ice-fields.