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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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  • It's worth the stop and it's a great place to take pics and go for a walk. There are washrooms too if you filled up with coffee before heading there ;-)  more »
  • A couple of acre area of big, wind blown sand dunes with scrub pines.....i didn't expect it, and found it interesting. You can walk out on the dunes but the tour bus does not stop there..  more »
  • We couldnt believe it, acres of desert in the middle of alaska. Amazing sight. Our tour guide explained it was from the effects of glacial movements eons ago.  more »
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  • 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!
  • Very interesting place, worth a visit