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Goldensides Mountain Overlook

Hike to a scenic overlook from the shoulder of Goldensides Mountain

Hiking Difficult

5.7 km
334 m
334 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
1.5 km
Goldensides Mountain Overlook Map

Goldensides Mountain Overlook is one of the most popular hikes in Tombstone Territorial Park. Located just a few miles from the visitors center and the park campground, this trailhead is quite easy to access.


The beginning of the hike is already in the alpine tundra, meaning that you'll enjoy stupendous views throughout your entire trek! The trail climbs slowly up the mountainside, ending at a viewpoint on the shoulder of the mountain. The climb is a bit steep and rocky but otherwise isn't too challenging. However, if you were to attempt to reach the actual summit of Goldensides Mountain, expect to encounter an off-trail alpine climbing objective that is dramatically more difficult.

This hike is especially popular in the fall when the tundra turns stunning shades of orange, red, and yellow!

The route shown here begins from the lower trailhead and starts off by climbing a dirt road, and then finishes on singletrack to the overlook. It is possible to drive further up the dirt road and park, but the parking at the top and the turn around is extremely limited. For safest parking, choose this lower trailhead.

While the trailhead for Goldensides Mountain isn't far off of the Dempster Highway, this area of the world is extremely remote and rugged. Be prepared to be entirely self-sufficient on your hike, and follow all bear safety practices.

Sources: https://hikebiketravel.com/goldensides-hike/ https://www.yukonhiking.ca/goldensides.html



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between June and September


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque