Carcross, Yukon Ter., Canada: World's Smallest Desert

Windy weather and leftover grit from a glacier has formed a one-square-mile sandpile in an otherwise unparched part of the world.

Address:
Klondike Hwy., Carcross, YT, Canada
Directions:
On the east side of the Klondike Hwy/Hwy 2 (it actually straddles the highway, but the sign is on the east side) a little over a mike north of Carcross.
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Carcross Desert.

World's Smallest Desert

Strange to see sand dunes in the middle of the frozen arctic. Our driver said this is the result when a glacier has ground up all the rock and dirt into sand, then recedes.

[Dan Morris, 07/19/2012]

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