The following videos can also be viewed on our YukonCharleyRiversNPS YouTube Channel.
Audio-described versions of these videos are available on our Audio-Described YouTube playlist.
Yukon River
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7 minutes, 48 seconds

A hyperlapse is a moving timelapse and, in this case, it is of the 100 mile stretch of Yukon River from Eagle, Alaska to Slaven's Roadhouse in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. Complete with notable location descriptions, this virtual tour of the Yukon River is for entertainment and basic orientation purposes. Please use it as a visual and mental reference, in addition to proper river information and maps.
Enjoy a boat ride down the Yukon, regardless of your location or the weather!

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5 minutes, 30 seconds

A common sight along the Yukon River, Peregrine Falcons are often seen soaring high in the sky or swiftly diving to river banks in search of prey. These magnificent birds were not always as common as they are today, their populations declined to the point of endangerment due mostly to pesticide usage. Thanks to environmental regulations of the 1970s, Peregrine Falcons were named an endangered species, and the populations in Alaska and elsewhere have rebounded naturally over time.
Scientists have been studying these birds in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve since the mid-1970s, and during an early study in 1975, 11 nesting pairs of falcons were documented. Today in similar surveys, over 50-60 pairs have been noted! This ongoing survey has been instrumental in tracking the Peregrine Falcon's natural recovery within Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. In this video, listen to NPS Ecologist David Payer's recounting of this survey's history, as well as an inside look at how a survey crew finds these raptors for documenting.



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1 minute, 9 seconds

Enjoy a close-up view of a day in the life of a beaver, filmed in the Coal Creek drainage in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.
NPS/Josh Spice, Greg Kinman, & Dev Dharm Khalsa


Mining History & Sites

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4 minutes, 27 seconds

An informative tour on how dredges like the Coal Creek Dredge function.
NPS/Josh Spice & Sean Tevebaugh

Yukon Quest
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5 minutes, 16 seconds

Each year, Slaven's Roadhouse in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Park serves as an official dog drop for the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, a 1,000 mile journey between Whitehorse, Yukon Territory and Fairbanks, Alaska. Well known to be one of the toughest sled dog races in the world, the Yukon Quest trail crosses some of North America's most beautiful yet unforgiving winter terrain. At Slaven's Roadhouse, mushers have the chance to take a break from their arduous journey to enjoy hot food, warm hospitality, and a quick, much needed rest. This is made possible by a dedicated team of NPS employees and Yukon Quest staff. This video shows what it's like to work at Slaven's during the Yukon Quest.
NPS/Dev Dharm Khalsa & Stacia Backensto


Last updated: May 7, 2020

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