Journey from Dawson City to Stewart Crossing, then east on the Silver Trail of the historic frontier mining towns of Mayo and Keno City.
Your journey on the Silver Trail begins at Stewart Crossing. At one point, Stewart Crossing was a trading post for gold miners, later a staging route stop over between Whitehorse and Dawson City. Spend the night - Moose Creek and Ethel Lake campgrounds are located north and south of the junction.
Once a fur-trading centre, then a Gold Rush rover port and now part of the Trans Canada Trail, mayo is a natural place for adventures on horseback or canoe. See an operating placer mining operation. The Binet House Interpretive Centre has a fine collection of historic photos, geological displays and local crafts. Visit the interpretive viewing deck overlooking the Stewart River. Camp at Five Mile Lake and walk the lakeside trail.
Keno City Mining Musem
Experience the 1880's mining era, explore the Keno City Museum, a restored dance hall. Drive up Keno Hill to the signpost. Locals and naturalists recommend you look for Artic butterflies and marmots that inhabit the hillsides. Spend the night at Lightning Creek Campground, or a cabin in town. Eat at the snack bar or bakery housed in an historic 1922 building and ask about the miner's window cache.