The Top of The World Highway between Dawson City, Yukon and The Alaska Highway
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Top of The World Highway / Taylor Highway
(Yukon Hwy 9)

Yukon Highway 10 (see bottom of page)

Yukon Highways
Yukon Highway 4 (Robert Campbell Highway)
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Yukon Hwy 9 (Top of the World)/Yukon Hwy 10
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Top of the World Hwy - Yukon Highway 9

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Dawson City to The Alaska Highway (Tetlin Junction)

Yukoners call it the "60 mile." To Alaskans it is the Taylor Highway, but to everyone who has driven this beautiful road, it is known as the "Top of the World Highway." Allow plenty of time for travel as the road is winding and narrow in many places. The road is maintained only during late spring to early fall corresponding to operation of the ferry service at Dawson City. Border crossing is not allowed unless customs offices are open (9am  to 9pm Pacific Time). Yukon Highway 9 continues from Dawson to the Alaska-Yukon border, where it becomes the Taylor Highway. (Alaska Route 5).

Note: Gas is available between Dawson City and Tetlin Junction only at Boundary and at Chicken.

km 0 Dawson City. Ferry crossing of Yukon River on the George Black  (free). Ferry runs continuously 24 hours a day May to October (brief maintenance shutdowns are scheduled in the early morning hours once a week). Crossing takes about 15 minutes.

km .3 Yukon River Campground, 94 camp sites, water (boil), pit toilets, firewood, shelters. Fee area.

km 4 Top of the World Golf Course. 9 holes, rentals, pro shop. 867-993-5888

km 5 Great views of Dawson City, Klondike and Yukon Rivers.

km 14 Rest area, tables and toilets. Information sign on Top of the World Highway.

km 40 Parking.

km 56 Castle Rock, erosion created rock outcropping.

km 59 Side road to abandoned Clinton Creek mine (no services).

km 61 Scenic viewpoint.

km 85.5 Old sod-roof cabin, parking.

km 86 Side road to Sixtymile mining area, parking.

km 103.2 Parking.

km 101 Rest area with view, toilets.

km 105.9/mile 65.8 Canadian and U.S. Customs offices. Open 9am to 9pm (Pacific Time) when Dawson City Ferry is in operation. Road is closed in winter.

If you are traveling to Alaska, mileage markers along the road indicate distance to Eagle Junction in miles. If you are traveling into Canada markers indicate distance to Dawson City in kilometres. Time zone change. It is one hour earlier Alaska time.

mile 13(Boundary Spur Road) Canada/U.S. Border. Elevation 4127 ft/1258 metres. Open 8am to 8pm Alaska Time.

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mile 12 Parking.

mile 9.5 Boundary Lodge, one of the first roadhouses in Alaska.  Tesoro gas, food, tire repair, liquor off-sales. Airstrip.

mile 1 Parking.

mile 0 Jack Wade Junction.

If you are traveling towards Canada it's 13 miles/20.9 km to the border or 78 miles/125 km to Dawson City. Mileage markers indicate the distance to US/Canada border. If you are traveling towards the Alaska Highway, mileage markers are for the Taylor Highway and indicate distance to Tetlin Junction on the Alaska Highway.

mile 96 (Taylor Highway) Jack Wade Junction, Taylor Highway continues 65 miles/104  km north to Eagle, Alaska. Turn east for the Alaska/Canada Border via the Top of the World Highway to Dawson City 78 miles/125 km.

The road to Eagle is steep and narrow in places but is fine for even the largest RV providing you drive according to the conditions. Eagle's history extends back to approximately 1880's when Francois Mercier established a trading post here.

The fur traders were followed by prospectors and by 1897 Eagle's population had swelled to almost 2000. Eagle was a very important stop for the river boats that travelled the Yukon River and is still used by todays river adventurers. The National Park Service has its Headquarters for Yukon Charlie Rivers National Preserve based here. Visitors Center open 8 am to 5 pm 907-547-2233. Overnight  accommodation, gas, post office, RV parking and groceries.

The Eagle Historical Society conducts a daily walking tour of Eagle.

mile 90.1 Parking.

mile 89.7 Abandoned mining camp. No trespassing

mile 86 Abandoned Jack Wade Dredge.

mile 82 Walker Fork BLM campground Water, pit toilets, tables.

mile 76.8 Parking.

mile 75.3 South Fork Fortymile River wayside, picnic table, pit  toilet. Boat launch.

mile 74.4 Alaska State highway maintenance camp, South Fork Station.

mile 69 Lost Chicken Creek, Lost Chicken Hill Mine, established in 1895. There are several mining operations in this area.

mile 68.1 BLM. Chicken field station. Trailhead for Mosquito Fork Dredge (Cowden Dredge) trail 1.5 miles.

mile 66.7 Goldpanner Giftshop & RV Park. Pull thru sites with electric. Free dry camping with any gas/diesel fill-up. Visit our Goldpanner Gift Shop with gold, jewelry and Alaska’s best shirt selection. Daily tours of Tisha’s Schoolhouse. Free Wi-fi available. 907-883-5081

mile 66.9 Chicken Creek.

mile 66.4 Community of Chicken, gas, 2 cafes, espresso bar, gift stores, 2 RV parks, cabin rentals, post office and airport. Historical Community of Chicken, dates back to 1890's and is on the "National Register of Historical Places". Tours are offered exclusively through the Goldpanner, mile 66.7, and are conducted through the old town-site which has 14 buildings with many old relicts and machinery. It also includes "Tisha's" schoolhouse made popular by the book Tisha by Anne Hobbs Purdy.

mile 66.3 Chicken Post Office.

mile 64.2 Bridge over Mosquito Fork of Fortymile River, wayside, day-use area, tables, toilets.Handicap accessible. The Taylor Hwy has been reconstructed and paved from here to the Alaska Hwy (mile 0).

mile 58.9 Parking.

mile 57 Parking.

mile 55 Parking.

mile 50.4 Taylor Creek.

mile 49.2 Bridge over West Fork of the Dennison River.

mile 49 West Fork campground, 25 campsites, tables and pit toilets. Handicap accessible. Fee area.

mile 43 Logging Cabin Creek, picnic area. No overnight camping.

mile 35 Rest area. Interpretive sign on Taylor Highway, viewing  platform, toilets.

mile 34.3 Parking.

mile 28.2 Parking.

mile 22 Parking.

mile 21.7 Parking.

mile 15.7 Parking.

mile 12 East boundary Tanana Valley State forest .

mile 10 Parking.

mile 6 Parking.

mile 5.8 West boundary Tanana Valley State forest

mile 4.4 Parking.

mile 2.6 Parking.

mile .9 Parking.

mile 0 Tetlin Junction, on the Alaska Highway. Mile 1301.5/km 2094.5 on Alaska Highway.


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