This 885-meter (2,900-foot) hill provides a 360-degree view of the area. The Yukon River stretches out in both directions and Dawson City is right below you, to the west the Top of the World Highway winds away to Alaska, and to the south you look directly up Bonanza Creek, past the wavy tailings and hillsides pitted by hydraulic monitors that still bring pay dirt down for sluicing. The sign on top identifies all the topographic features.
If you’re driving, take King Street through downtown from Front Street and follow the signs; it’s seven kilometers (4.3 miles) to the top. A steep hiking trail begins at the end of Queen Street (ask at the visitors center for a trail map).
© Andrew Hempstead, from Moon Western Canada, 3rd Edition