North Fork Pass Summit

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.

The road over the pass is gravel. It’s called Dempster Highway. It’s a very scenic gravel highway. Appropriate preparation is essential. Facilities are few and far between. It is strongly recommended to carry a full-sized spare tire as well as extra water and gas. Traffic will be very light so you must come well prepared. In the winter, carry a shovel, sleeping bag, stove, matches, emergency snacks, and of course, dress for cold outdoor temperatures. Road conditions can also vary drastically.
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.

 

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