The DIRT

Name: The Robert Campbell Highway

Distance:
 583 kilometers

Duration: 1 day
 
Rating: class 2

Accomodations:
Camping and lodges

Creator: Erik Schmidt

Location: Yukon

The often overlooked road in the Yukon.  The Robert Campbell Highway access to Ross River from Watson Lake.  This highway bypasses Dawson City and is used by many folks heading north to travel the Dempster Highway, eith on the way up or on the way back.

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All photos by Erik Schmidt unless otherwise noted

A distance of +-400 kilometers must be travelled between fuel stops so plan accordingly.

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Abandoned vechicles in the ditch should be used as a sign to use caution

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This road is used, like most northern roads, by commercial traffic.  Some of the large trucks can take up the better part of the road so use caution.

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Near Watson Lake

Accomodations, food and fuel can be found at the small towns of Ross River and Faro.

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The motel in Ross River

The Canol Highway crosses the Robert Campbell at the small town of Ross River.  A nice side diversion, the Canol is not to be missed.

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The infamous sign board in Watson Lake

From Watson Lake to Faro the road surface is gravel.  From Faro to Carmacks (+-170 km's) the surface is mostly paved.

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