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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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  • High and interesting. Covered with snow in winter. I was told people hike it in summer. Looks lovely as it is . Tourists stopped by to take photos. 
  • In Yukon is a desert with beautiful sand, incredible maybe but still real. According to the Guide, it is a dry Lake, but long ago.
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  • Have seen tha Great Sand Dunes N. M. But never expected to see sand dunes in the Yukon. Our bus driver, Ann, stopped here on our way to Carcross to ride the train back to Skagway.