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Pelly River Self Guided Trip

8 or 10 days Difficulty: Intermediate Paddler   260 Kilometres (160 Miles)

The Pelly River can be started at Ross River or Faro, and you can paddle to Pelly Crossing or continue all the way to Dawson City. The Pelly is born in the Selwyn Mountains and flows east towards to the Yukon River. Many lynx live here, and black bears often forage on open, south-facing slopes. The Pelly flows through the ‘Tintina trench’, which is a major flyway for Arctic migratory birds. Ross River to Faro contains class I water, Faro to Pelly Crossing is class II (but possibly class III at high water), and Pelly Crossing to Dawson City is class I again.

Skill level: Intermediate
Duration: 10 days
Distance: 352 km (220 miles)
Price: $375 per tandem canoe / $480 per kayak and 20′ canoe / $545 per tandem kayak
Canoe rental includes: life jackets, 3 paddles, Coast Guard Safety Kit, sponge and bailer.
Kayak rental includes: life jacket(s), 2 paddles, spray skirt, bilge pump, paddle float and sponge.

Skill level: Intermediate
Duration: 8 days
Distance: 290 km (180 miles)
Price: $310 per tandem canoe / $385 per kayak and 20′ canoe / $435 per tandem kayak
Canoe rental includes: life jackets, 3 paddles, Coast Guard Safety Kit, sponge and bailer.
Kayak rental includes: life jacket(s), 2 paddles, spray skirt, bilge pump, paddle float and sponge.

Skill level: Beginner
Duration: 8 days
Distance: 330 km (205 miles)
Price: $340 per tandem canoe / $415 per kayak and 20′ canoe / $490 per tandem kayak
Includes boat drop-off fee in Dawson City
Canoe rental includes: life jackets, 3 paddles, Coast Guard Safety Kit, sponge and bailer.
Kayak rental includes: life jacket(s), 2 paddles, spray skirt, bilge pump, paddle float and sponge.

There’s a land where the mountains are nameless,
And the rivers all run God knows where

Spell of the Yukon by Robert Service