The Yukon Quest has earned an international reputation as the toughest sled dog race on earth. To Yukoners, it is simply “the Quest”. Every February teams composed of a single musher and up to 14 dogs set off on a gruelling 1600 kilometer wilderness trek between Fairbanks, Alaska and Whitehorse or the other way around. For two weeks, they contend with whatever nature throws in their paths; packed snow, gravel, ice cliffs, treacherous side slopes, merciless climbs, white-outs, howling winds and bone-chilling open water where the occasional competitor takes an unexpected bath.
In 2017 the Yukon Quest starts in Whitehorse and will end in Fairbanks, Alaska. On this tour you will see the teams departing Whitehorse and get to meet the Mushers at the opening Banquette before the race starts.
The posted itinerary might change due to race events.