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North Canol Road, Yukon


    Army trucks abandoned at the end of WWII in 1945 can be seen on the North Canol Road. The road was built to support and service an oil pipeline from Norman Wells, NWT to Whitehorse, YT and runs 144 miles. The road ends near Macmillan Pass at the beginning of The Canol Heritage Trail, Canada's most remote hiking adventure. There are no services on this road. From MacMillan Pass (mile 144) to Norman Wells, the North Canol Road has been designated the "Canol Heritage Trail." I turned around at the airstrip near MacMillan Pass due to fuel limitations but it is possible to for a 4X4 to go another 50 miles and motorcycles twice that distance. Beyond that, the river crossings are deep and that the trail has been almost obliterated.

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