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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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  • August 12, 2017
    This tiny "desert" (really sand dunes) is worth a quick picture stop on your way along the Alaska Highway.  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Interesting to see a small desert in the middle of snow country. Worth a quick stop - we pulled over for about 20 minutes.  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    What an amazing world we live in - our day trip from a Carnival Cruise into the Yukon took us to see the Carcross Desert - a desert in the midst of alpine and snow country, very cold region and here i...  more »
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  • July 1, 2017
    Beautiful spot..a desert in an oasis..worth the stop..take a 🚶..feel the sand between your toes..enjoy the views!
  • June 14, 2017
    The smallest desert in the world I hear! Really neat spot in YT!
  • June 14, 2017
    Great views ...bear sighting included!
  • April 11, 2017
    Beautiful desert with great views!
  • May 25, 2017
    Desert environment in The Yukon_ _neat!

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