Tombstone Territorial Park

View of Mount Monolith at Tombstone Territorial Park.

Getting there

Start your visit at the Tombstone Interpretive Centre at kilometre 71.5 on the Dempster Highway. Expect to drive 1.5 hours from Dawson City, 7 hours from Whitehorse and 12 hours from Inuvik, NWT.

The nearest gas, food and lodging are in Dawson City and Eagle Plains 369 kilometres further north. Make sure you have plenty of food, gas and a couple of spare tires. Download the Dempster Highway Travelogue.

There is no cell service in the park.

Download a 1:225,000 scale map of the park.


There are plenty of things to do and see for all ages, abilities and interests in Tombstone Territorial Park. It's a popular destination for hiking, car camping, backcountry camping, wildlife viewing and winter recreation.

Interpretive centre

The Tombstone Interpretive Centre is open is open mid-May until mid-September. Facilities include wheelchair-accessible toilets, a gift shop and outdoor information boards about trail conditions, bear safety, wildlife sightings and more. You can also attend an interpretive guided hike or campfire program to further experience the cultural and natural history of the park.  This is also where you can purchase maps, fishing licences and backcountry camping permits.

Road-accessible campgrounds

Tombstone Mountain is the only road-accessible campground in the park. Campsites are available on a first come, first served basis and select sites can also be reserved online

Backcountry camping

All wilderness backcountry camping in the park requires registration at the Tombstone Interpretive Centre, where you will pick up your backcountry camping permit. There are 3 backcountry campgrounds at Grizzly, Talus and Divide lakes. The backcountry campgrounds require online reservations and a camping permit.

Other facilities

See Hike and camp at Tombstone Territorial Park for more information about facilities, recreational activities and how to reserve backcountry campgrounds.


See park permits for information on activities requiring a permit and to submit your application.


Tombstone Territorial Park's 2,200 square kilometres protect a unique wilderness of rugged peaks, permafrost landforms and abundant wildlife, all reflected in a rich First Nations culture. The area's Hän name Ddhäl Ch'èl Cha Nän means "ragged mountain land." The park is a legacy of the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Land Claim Agreement and lies within their Traditional Territory.

The Dempster Highway bisects the park and provides an opportunity to view stunning arctic tundra landscapes and wildlife and access to hiking areas. The concentration of wide ecological niches has resulted in a diverse collection of flora and fauna uncommon at this latitude.

Management plan

Read the Tombstone Territorial Park Management Plan.


For more information, view the related links, email or phone: 867-993-7714 (Dawson), 867-667-5648 (Whitehorse), or toll free in the Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, extension 5648.