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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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Carcross holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Carcross Desert and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • There is a small patch of sand dunes which is actually a glacier lake created by the end of the ice age. When it evaporated the bottom was like a sand dune. Really interesting. Of course I had to walk...  more »
  • Carcross desert sits on tge outside of Carcross. It is small by comparison but has plenty of interesting floral and fauna. I wish it were more protected as the environment is fragile. Non the less if ...  more »
  • Strange piece of desert in the middle of mountains, lakes and meadows. Sign explains why the desert is where it 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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