Yukon river alaska map. The russian river general area is very well developed while maintaining a beauty that is distinctly alaskan. He died in an airplane crash while working on a moose survey in the lower yukon river in the mid 1990s. The territory is named after the yukon river the longest river in yukon. Dawson city is the heart of the klondike gold rush.
Click here for our virtual guide of dawson city. Information by fishery statistical area charts. Ride the rails on a real gold rush era narrow gauge railroad from skagway into the heart of the yukon. On the white pass yukon route railroad youll have several trip options taking you past glacial rivers waterfalls and gorges for a real taste of wild alaska.
The name itself is from a contraction of the words in the gwichin phrase chuu gaii han which means white water river and refers to the pale colour of glacial runoff in the yukon river. A key player in the whole process in the 1980s until the mid 1990s was randy kacyon the area biologist at bethel. One of 3 rivers that roughly tie as the 2nd longest river in north america 2300 miles the mississippi and missouri are also 2300 miles the mackenzie river is 2600. The golden stars represent the big dipper an asterism in the constellation ursa major the big bear and the north star also called polaris representing alaskas northern location.
The official state flag of alaska was officially adopted in 1959. There are trails campgrounds and restrooms.