Travel guide to the top of North Fork Pass Summit
North Fork Pass Summit is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.328m (4,356ft) above the sea level, located in the Yukon, in northwest Canada.
Set high in the Tombstone Territorial Park, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called Dempster Highway. The road is 736 km (457 mi) long, running from the Klondike Highway (east of Dawson City in Yukon) and Inuvik (in Northwest Territories on the Mackenzie River delta). It’s a well maintained gravel and crushed stone road. Appropriate preparation is essential. Facilities are few and far between.
The pass marks the Continental Divide between the Yukon and Mackenzie River systems. It’s the highest point on the Dempster highway. Some of the lakes far below have ice on them through most of the summer due to the permafrost. It is a great spot for a roadside ramble. Keep an eye out for pika, marmots, ptarmigan and eagles. The road is open approximately from June 10 to October 14 in the summer, and December 15 to April 30 in the winter.
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