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An Explorer's Guide to Forty Mile, Yukon

    Forty Mile, a gold mining town founded in 1886, is located at the confluence of the Fortymile River and the Yukon River, 88 km downriver from Dawson City and 67 km upstream from the Alaska/Yukon border. By road, it is reached from the Clinton Road, which leads off the Top of the World Highway 59.2 miles from Dawson.

A Visit to the Forty Mile Ghost Town
This lengthy blog post includes 20 photos of the drive in from the Top of the World Highway, and the townsite.

Forty Mile Ch'ëdä Dëk
A 36-page guide to the Forty Mile townsite and the Forty Mile, Fort Cudahy and Fort Constantine Historic Site (pdf, 1.9MB).

Cemeteries and Graves at Forty Mile
In the 1890s, five cemeteries surrounded the community, but only one can still be visited.

A Trip to Forty-Mile,1896
The Indianapolis Journal of January 7, 1896, published an article about the 2-month journey from Victoria to Forty Mile by 2 unnamed men.

The Top of the World Highway
This guide to the highway includes over 40 photographs of the sights and the road surface.

Clicking on the aerial view of Forty Mile below will open an interactive map at Google Maps, in a new window.
Forty Mile, Yukon