Day 35 - Whitehorse's Miles Canyon and Tahkini Hot Springs
We left our campground this morning and drove to Miles Canyon where we hiked across a suspension bridge and along the water’s edge for 1.5 miles. Then we drove into town and filled up with gas before driving to Tahkini Hot Springs Campground. After parking and plugging in at the campground, we drove to Yukon Wildlife Refuge where we walk 3.4 miles to see the animals.
The Miles Canyon Suspension Bridge
The emerald color of the water is absolutely gorgeous
When the sun goes behind the clouds, the colors are dramatic
Here’s a view of Miles Canyon from the overlook
Yukon Wildlife Preserve
We saw lynx, mountain goats, artic fox, caribou, muskox, thinhorn sheep, moose, mule deer and bison.
Tahkini Hot Springs
Takhini Hot Pools is one of the most visited locations in the Yukon. The hot springs have been in operation for over 100 years. The temperature in the hot springs pools are 96.8 and 107.6, with water entering the pool at 116.6
degrees. The water is natural and rich in minerals .
As you can see, the outside temperature was 59 degrees. In the pool Tom was in, the temperature was 107.6 degrees. It was 8:00PM when we were here.
- We drove 23 miles in the motorhome and 36 in the Honda for a total of 5,394 miles so far this trip.
- We filled the motorhome up with gas at $4.165 a gallon (USD) -$130.24. Total cost so far is $1,846.75
- We are staying at the Takhini Hot Springs Campground $35 (CAN) -$26.51 USD. Total campground cost so far is $1,011.86 with an average cost of $28.91 per night.
- Sunrise this morning was 4:34AM and sunset is at 11:34PM