The road from Stewart Crossing to Mayo is paved road in good condition. From Mayo to Keno the road is good gravel.
Like many others, we left our fifth wheel at the Five Mile Lake Yukon Gov't campground and drove to Keno. This gave us the option to easily explore back roads.
There is a campground at Keno if
On the north side of the Stewart River bridge at Stewart Crossing, travelers
left to continue to Dawson City or turn right on Hwy 11, the Silver Trail, for Mayo
and Keno City.
Our destination for the night was Five Mile Lake Yukon Government campground,
which would provide an ideal starting point for our next day's drive to Keno.
Soon after leaving the File Mile Lake campground, the road crosses an area
by a dam to provide power to the mining operations in the area. These mines are
There is not much that can be seen at Elsa. The town & mine site are
visitors. So we carried on to Keno.
Fortunately, we had not planned on staying at the Keno City Hotel ...
This duplex cabin was built by two friends, who wished to stay good friends.
The Keno City Mining Museum is one of the nicer buildings in Keno.
Keno Hill was the next destination. The road was rough and narrow in
However, the scenery was worthy of the trip.
It is hard to see, but there is a cabin in the following picture, viewed from
signpost. There is a road leading to the cabin, but it was very cold, rainy and windy
so this was as close as we ventured, as it was as far as the truck could go!
Using the zoom, I took another shot of the same cabin ... imagine living there!
On the descent, we ventured onto a side road leading to another cabin.
A marmot also graced us with his presence, but too quick for my camera!
Returning south from Keno, we drove the Duncan Creek Road back to the campground.
It was a slow & rough drive and definitely not suitable for a fifth wheel, so
very glad the trailer was waiting for us at the campground!