Paint Mountain Hike near Kluane National Park, Yukon

Note: Paint Mountain is not within the boundaries of the Kluane National Park.

View of the Pine Lake from Paint Mountain

Paint mountain is a massive rock face just outside Haines Junction – the gateway to the Kluane National Park. It has fantastic views of Pine Lake and the Kluane front ranges.

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Kluane National Park: Part 2 – Hiking King’s Throne Peak

The Kluane National Park is located in the southwest corner of the Yukon Territory. It shares its border with two other parks – Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park of British Columbia to the south and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Reserve of Alaska, USA to the west. These parks contain the largest non-polar icefield as well as some of the most spectacular glaciers in the world. Together, these three parks are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Kluane National Park: Part 1 – White water rafting on Tatshenshini River

All pictures of white water rafting are credited to Tatshenshini Expediting.

Kluane National Park is located in the southwest corner of the Yukon. It is a vast land of grandeur mountains, massive glaciers, pristine lakes, gushing rivers, and abundant wildlife. It is also home to the highest mountain in Canada – Mt. Logan. People from all around the world visit Kluane NP for a variety of activities like kayaking, canoeing, hiking, mountaineering, backpacking, skiing, flightseeing tours, white water rafting and many more.

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Hiking Mt. LeConte in Winter

Mt. LeConte summit hike is a must-do hike when you are in Smoky Mountains National Park. It may be the third highest peak in the national park, but the hike is challenging with spectacular views from the top (though clouds were the king during our time at the summit). Mt. LeConte is 6,593 ft. high and in winter it is mostly covered with snow or ice.

There are multiple trails leading up to the summit of Mt. LeConte with parking available at each of the trailhead:

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