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“Spectacular location”

Tombstone Territorial Park
Ranked #2 of 34 things to do in Dawson City
Certificate of Excellence
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Chelsea, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Spectacular location”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We hiked the Grizzly Lake trail through to Divide Lake and Talus Lake at the end of July on a 9 day backpack. Grizzly Lake was pretty "busy" (as busy as a camp site with only 10 sites can get - but the cook shelter is very small), but we had the sites at Divide and Talus to ourselves for 4 nights. Almost 100% perfect weather, not many bugs, caribou and dall sheep sightings, lots of marmots, pika and ground squirrels, fortunately no grizzly, although others reported seeing a sow with cubs at a distance. The park is unbelievably beautiful and park wardens (all 3 of them for a park that size is serious understaffing!) very knowledgeable and helpful. One park official at the Info Centre loaned us her own map, as there actually are NO park maps available (only 100 printed this year; we had purchased a map of part of the park in Whitehorse). Definitely a trip for experienced and fit hikers - hiking poles a must.

Visited July 2013
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London, Canada
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Amazing experience!! (grizzly lake trail)”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

We spent two days hiking here and it was the most incredible hiking experience we have ever had. We checked in at the visitor center before our hike to get our camping permit. The lady there was very nice and helpful, and the building is really nice. We did the Grizzly Lake trail which was just amazing. The scenery is out of this world, the terrain always changing, and you feel as though you're the only person in the world when you're sitting on the backside of a huge mountains baking in the sun....completely peacful and surreal :) We found the hike challenging. Its just under 12km each way, and you reach about 2600 feet elevation. About 2km into the hike the incline starts and doesnt end for another 2 km. Also a lot of the trail is walking over loose rocks or huge boulders so it was a challenge. The destination was worth it all though. Just make sure you are prepared. It gets pretty cold at night, also right before you get to the tent pads you have to cross a river and if the water is high you cant avoid getting wet so bring extra dry clothes. We saw marmot, pikka, ground squirrels, eagles and a mama black bear with her cub all along the way. Good idea to make lots of noise while you're hiking to warn bears that you're coming. I also really like the effort being put in to conservation here....I hope they keep that up and that people respect the area because it is a paradise :)

Visited August 2013
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Courbevoie, France
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121 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Saw a wolverine !”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

We did the Grizzly Creek walk on July 31, 2013. The hike is gorgeous, that day it was very hot, so very hard especially when you leave the forest and there are no more trees to protect. But when you get to the viewpoint, seeing the mountains and the grizzly lake at the bottom, you feel like you will never forget that moment, and I won't. And we saw a wolverine just near the car park ! Amazing...

Visited July 2013
3 Thank Daniel T
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North Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beatiful Views”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Great place, nice clean visiters center. Nice walk down ot the campgound. Just past the visitors center is a nice lookout to get some great pictures. On the other side of the road is a nice bluff that is a easy climb to get more great pics.

Visited July 2013
2 Thank Mark W
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Thornbury, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2013

The view from the main lookout will take your breath away. The Dempster highway is in great shape within the park boundaries, there is an interpretive centre with very helpful staff.....and the park is amazing.

Visited July 2013
2 Thank Nigel G
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