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Kluane Lake Viewpoint (Alaska Highway Km 1650.8), Yukon

by Murray Lundberg


Campgrounds and Rest Areas in the Yukon Territory

    This gravel viewpoint is located on Kluane Lake at Km 1650.8 of the Alaska Highway. It has no facilities, but lots of level parking, interpretive panels, and a massive sandy area to walk (the Slims River Flats). The Soldiers Summit hiking trail is across the highway.


Kluane Lake Viewpoint (Alaska Highway Km 1642.1), Yukon
An aerial view of the Kluane Lake Viewpoint area. Click on it to open an interactive map in a new window.
Kluane Lake Viewpoint (Alaska Highway Km 1642.1), Yukon
Another view from the air, showing the Slims River Flats and Fish Heart Island.
Kluane Lake Viewpoint (Alaska Highway Km 1642.1), Yukon
A closer look, from the Soldiers Summit hiking trail.
Slims River Flats at the Kluane Lake Viewpoint (Alaska Highway Km 1642.1), Yukon
To get down to the sandy Slims River Flats, walk south along the trail beside the highway,
then there's a rough path down.
Slims River Flats at the Kluane Lake Viewpoint (Alaska Highway Km 1642.1), Yukon
Looking back across Slims River Flats to the viewpoint from Fish Heart Island.
Slims River Flats at the Kluane Lake Viewpoint (Alaska Highway Km 1642.1), Yukon
If you like barefoot walks in soft mud as much as my dogs and I do, you'll love Slims River Flats.
The mud is also easy to avoid, though.