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Carcross Desert, Carcross

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Visit Carcross Desert, considered the smallest desert in the world. This "desert" is actually anything but: it doesn't have a hot, dry climate, and its sand was a result of post-ice age glacial processes. Crisscross the 258 hectare (640 acre) area along scenic treks, which lead across the fine-grain, sparsely vegetated contours. Those feeling adventurous can try out sandboarding or four-wheeling along the dunes. Arrange your visit to Carcross Desert and discover more family-friendly attractions in Carcross using our Carcross vacation planner.
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  • An ancient lake bed covered in sand had been forced up when the tectonic plates moved creating the coastal mountain range, this desert is unexpectedly sandy.  more »
  • It was strange to see a desert in the Yukon. Our tour guide gave us a little history about the site.  more »
  • If you have never seen a desert before than this is interesting. For us we winter in the desert in Arizona so it wasn't a big deal. But to see a desert with snow capped mountains in the background is ...  more »
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  • Beautiful spot..a desert in an oasis..worth the stop..take a 🚶..feel the sand between your toes..enjoy the views!
  • The smallest desert in the world I hear! Really neat spot in YT!
  • Great views ...bear sighting included!
  • Beautiful desert with great views!
  • Desert environment in The Yukon_ _neat!

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