Midnight Dome

Photo Credit: Conor Matak
Photo Credit: George Filipovic
Photo Credit: Amanda Warren
Photo Credit: Amanda Warren
Photo Credit: Cezary Kucharski

No trip to Dawson is complete without capturing a photograph of yourself atop the Midnight Dome. Drive or hike to this incredible vantage point and take in a panoramic view of the region.  Marvel in the beauty of the Yukon River and Klondike Valleys, and spy on the Ogilvie Mountain Range in the distance.

Driving Here:

Just outside of town, turn onto the Dome Road.  Follow the winding road for approximately 10-15 minutes, which will bring you right to the top.  Access to the viewpoint may be restricted due to weather and conditions.

Hiking Here:

Find the (unmarked) trailhead off of the Ninth Avenue Trail and King Street.  There are several ways to climb the mountain, ranging from moderate to difficult, so plan your trip accordingly.  Decide your access point using this map or by speaking to one of the friendly staff at the Visitor Information Centre.

The total elevation gain is approximately 1700 feet and the round-trip distance is somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 miles, depending on your starting point.