Posted by: traveltalkwithtommy | January 15, 2012

Top of the World HIghway and Dawson City, Yukon

After our time at Denali National Park, we headed for a stretch of road called the Top of the World Highway. This roadway went north through Chicken, Alaska into the Yukon Territory. Our goal was to reach the small town of Dawson City, Yukon Territory.

Looking down the road as we travel

Chicken, Alaska

Looking down into a valley

Flowers on the roadside

This is the sign for the Davis Dome Wayside. From here we are at the border with Alaska and the Yukon Territory

The Davis Dome

Here’s your sign

From the welcome to Yukon sign to here was only a short drive

This is the ferry across the Yukon River into Dawson City. Notice the chunks floating in the water, those are chunks of ice.

Looking down a Dawson City street. Being here was like being in the old west.

Another street shot

A corner restaurant

A cabin

Another cabin. I thought it was really neat how the houses had all the grass and stuff on the rooftops

From up on top of a hill

Shot from even higher up. As you drive out-of-town, going south, you’ll see a roadside park on the left. Follow that and it goes up to another park where you can park and hike to this spot. The hike isn’t long and for the most part level, but the views are amazing.

This is Saint Mary’s Cemetery. All the head stones are made out of wood.

As I said before, my wife loves to walk around these places and check out the names and dates

It’s kind of creepy out here. There wasn’t another soul around. A King novel could take place here.

So that’s it for now, next time we’ll be on the road again to Skagway, Alaska

Travel Tips:

Something about that ferry, the ramp on the other side is very steep so make sure your hitches are up as high as they can go or you will bottom out on the ramp and tear them up like I did.

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Responses

  1. Great photos! I drove to Alaska from Missouri a couple of years ago and loved it! Thanks for bringing back great memories!

    • Thanks for the comment. It was a wonderful trip and I plan on doing it again in a few years

  2. I have been thinking about moving to Alaska for about three years now. As soon as the opportunity presents itself, I’m there.

    • I have thought when I retire it might be a nice place to live

      • Well, I’m just getting started with my career at this point. Retirement for me is like thinking about when the sun will burn out. It is going to happen eventually, but who knows when that’s gonna be.

  3. It must be wonderful to drive through this place.

    • It really was a wonderful. I can’t wait to do it all over again with my grand daughter.


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