Once we were on the trail it was clear and easy to follow, although we couldn't tell where the 4km fork was. The whole ride took us ~5.5 hours (including stops), and when you factor in the 1.5 hour round trip from Whitehorse, plus a car drop, it turns into a big day pretty quickly. Monika July 6, 2020 Montana Mountain was formed when the ancient Kula Plate was subducting under southwestern Yukon during the Late Cretaceous period. We followed a good snowshoe track about half way to treeline, then a narrower bootpacked trail until the last couple of switchbacks just before reaching the alpine. The trail that bears his name is the remnants of a larger trail once used to service the tramway that was built in 1905 by Sam McGee to service the silver mine that he ran. Great views on a beautiful September day. The sad side of things was the recent passing of Wayne Roberts who was responsible for the trail being what it is today. The access trail for Mountain Hero starts at the bottom of Montana Mountain in Carcross, Yukon. Sam McGee Trail is a 12.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Carcross, Yukon, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. Stephen K September 26, 2014 There are also many old mining roads that you can explore on the alpine plateau, one of which heads towards some alpine lakes to the west. A combination of grants, assistance from the City of Whitehorse and a dedicated volunteer crew has established an awesome network of SIGNED trails, mapping/signage trails map and a ton of mountain bike specific, great, fast single track. Trail was dry and clear up until the wooden seating area/outhouse mentioned in the description. WOW I love it I did it 3 times. I went to the top. Still on of my favourites ... Steph September 5, 2016 EASY 1.7 mi. Montana Mountain is a deeply eroded Late Cretaceous stratovolcano located south of Carcross, Yukon, Canada.As well as its main peak, the mountain includes many sub-peaks and contains felsic pyroclastics and flows; typically altered and orange-weathering. The Mountain Hero trail is a Carcross signature trail starting from the Yukon alpine and descending to Windy Arm in the valley. Saturdays 12pm – 3pm 3pm – 6pm *All bike nights are weather dependant ** Paragliders need to pick-up ticket no later then 1 hour before closing; last upload is 30 minutes before closing; download no later than 15 minutes before closing As the initial force behind mountain biking at Carcross, Wayne Roberts was variously recognized and ridiculed in the early years for what was commonly called "Wayne's World." The descent dropped us back down to the lake on a fast single track trail that cruised through the alpine before switch-backing through the forest. Afterwards, there was a long, rough descent before we started to climb again. The first two kilometres are following a well marked trail through the forest. To extend this hike, you can connect to the Mountain Hero mountain biking trail, or hike up some of the surrounding ridges. Views, close and distant, in all directions fabulous! Soon we were in the alpine and had amazing views over Bennett Lake and the mountains of the Southern Yukon Territory. Walk along the highway to the north (right) for a few meters until you reach a wooden post with a small trail sign on it for the 'Mountain Hero Trail'. Christine January 26, 2016 Total Distance: 9 km We decided to combine a bike ride on the awesome trails of Montana mountain in Carcross (45 min from Whitehorse) with a hike up Sam McGee/Mountain Hero trail. With more than 13 Yukon trails covering 71 miles, you’re bound to find a perfect trail like the Eagle Lake Trail (OK) or West River Trail (OK). 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