The Carcross Desert, which is officially the smallest in the world, is situated in Canada, Yukon. Its area is only 2.6 square km. You can walk around the whole area of the real desert in a couple of hours. Despite its modest scale, the Carcross Desert has all the features typical for larger deserts. Over millions of years, spectacular sand dunes formed under the influence of the dry climate and winds. The sparse vegetation conforms to generally accepted notions of the wilderness.
As researchers found out, this miniature desert appeared when glacier was moving. The climate in Yukon is a proof that sand dunes couldn’t form there under any other circumstances. The amazing desert terrain has being very popular among both among locals and travelers for a long time. Sandsurfing fans love to spend vacations there. Tourists are offered to take a ride over the unusual desert on the SUV.
It’s amazing to come to the Carcross desert in winter. Snow-covered sand dunes are ideal for skiing. There are incredibly picturesque forests and mountains next to the smallest desert of the planets, so fans of active recreation and hiking always can add fascinating tours to the recreation program. Despite the fact that in recent years the desert is officially protected by the state, it is free to visit and virtually not controlled. Next - Desert Turrets
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Useful staff nearby
Fuel station: 'Race Trac' in 6.5 km
Supermarket: 'Montana Services' in 4.44 km
Police station: 'Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)' in 6.82 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Caribou Crossing Trading Post' in 5.23 km