Rocky Mountains from Racing River Crossing


After having visited the Rocky Mountain national parks in southern Canada, we were keen to see the northern end of the range. The northern mountains can still be quite tall, but they are not as heavy eroded as the ones further south. They are more rounded with huge broad valleys running roughly north-south between them. This view is westwards from the Alaska highway on the bridge over the Racing River in northern British Columbia.

The scenery from the Alaska highway can be just fantastic in many areas, but the stretch from where you first see the Racing River to the north end of Muncho Lake is perhaps the best. In our trip we sped past this area too quickly in our haste to see the Yukon for the first time. The next time we'll reserve some extra time for the better areas, such as this one.