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Little Gold Creek, Yukon

    Little Gold Creek is located on the Top of the World Highway between Dawson City, Yukon and Tok, Alaska, at the Alaska/Yukon border. As it is just a Customs post, and the road is closed once the snow flies, there are no permanent residents. In an average year, the road is open from May 15 through September 15, but that varies according to both the weather, the snowpack and the budgets of the Highways departments on both sides of the border.

    Little Gold Creek sits at an elevation of 4,127 feet (1,258 meters), is 66 miles (105 km) from Dawson City and 108 miles 176 km) from Tok.

    Adjoining Little Gold Creek to the west is the US Customs post, named Poker Creek.

Canada Customs at Little Gold Creek, Yukon
This camp trailer was the Customs post for several years through the 1990s.

Poker Creek, Alaska and Little Gold Creek, Yukon from the summit of the Top of the World Highway
The post from the summit of the highway, which is 4,515 feet (1,376 meters) high.

This is what the border looks like from the Alaska side when you
get to it at 11:30 at night in a rainstorm! July 24, 2005.

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