Once a thriving mining district, the Silver Trail is peppered with fascinating history and inspiring scenery. A perfect side trip en route to the Klondike, the Silver Trail scenic drive winds its way to Mayo passing through moose habitat and offering beautiful views of the Stewart River.
Mayo Landing was established in 1900 as the port for silver-lead shipments from the Yukon's Keno District. Sternwheelers loaded with ore plied the Stewart River until the 1950's. Today, Mayo is a regional centre and a staging point for many Yukon wilderness trips.
At the end of the Silver Trail is Keno City, Yukon’s colourful frontier mining town. Visit Keno City Mining Museum, Keno City Alpine Interpretive Centre and drive up Keno Hill for panoramic views from the signpost.
Hiking and biking trails abound along the Silver Trail, and you’ll spot marmots, pikas, birds, butterflies and wildflowers in accessible alpine areas. Count on spending an extra day to explore the hidden treasures of the Silver Trail.