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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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  • 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. 
  • We rented a car in Skagway when we got off ship and drove across the border to Carcross, Yukon. Being Canadians, we thought it was cool to cross the Canadian border just to see Carcross, but it was we...  more »
  • It is quite amazing to walk across the sand of this desert, which seems to be out of character from the other forested, mountainess terrain of the area. There were snow-capped mountain peaks in the di...  more »