The Silver Trail connects the towns of Elsa, Keno City, Mayo, and Stewart Crossing. The historic Yukon Highway 2 was named the Silver Trail in commemoration of the region's historic "other mineral rush". The trail is 111 km (69.0 miles) long, and runs east towards the mountains from the Klondike Highway at Stewart Crossing.

The Silver Trail is paved up to Mayo, but gravel from there to Elsa and Keno City. The Trail provides access to scenic land with hiking, fishing, and camping amongst views of glaciated terrain. On the banks of the Stewart River, Mayo is home to the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun. Mayo's BInet House Interpretive Centre in a restored heritage building displays the area's history, wildlife, geology, and permafrost, and a 3-D relief map. The effects of permafrost can be seen in the Drunken Forest, where trees lean in different directions due to the permafrost melting in the poorly drained soil. Nearby, outdoorsy people will enjoy McIntyre Park and Gordon Park. Also in the Trail's area, Five Mile Lake and Mayo Lake offer boating and walking opportunities. Keno City, an old silver boomtown, is today a community of 25 people and a good base from which to explore the back country. Also on the Trail is the town of Elsa, once a privately-owned mining town and now a closed and mostly dismantled ghost town.

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North Star Motel - Mayo
North Star Motel - Mayo
PO Box 32, 212 4th Avenue
Mayo
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Our Mayo, Yukon motel offers clean and quiet accommodations with kitchenettes. Parking (with plug ins) is available free of charge. Wifi Internet is available throughout the motel and a laundromat is conveniently located across the street. There is great hiking around Mount Haldene, Five Mile Lake, or the Prince of Wales Trail. Easy access to services in Mayo.
Bedrock Motel Hotel Mayo Silver Trail Highway Request Info
Moose Creek Lodge B&B Mayo Bag # 1
Silver Trail Inn B&B Hotel Mayo Km 76 Silver Trail Highway, Halfway Lakes Mayo Request Info
Keno Cabins Bed & Breakfast B&B Keno City Site 1, Box 7 Request Info
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