Richardson Mountains


The Dempster Highway in the Richardson Mountains

The Richardson Mountains are a mountain range in northern Canada. They extend west of the Mackenzie along the northern part of the border between the Yukon and Northwest Territories. With an extension of 408 km from north to south and 255 km from east to west, they cover an area of ​​46,567 km ². The highest peak has an altitude of 1240 m.

The Richardson Mountains are considered the northernmost part of the Rocky Mountains Frequently, the actual Rockies border but further south on the Liard River. Further west closes in Alaska to the Brooks Range.

The Dempster Highway from Dawson to Inuvik on the Mackenzie Delta crossed the Richardson Mountains. The mountain was named in 1825 after Sir John Richardson, a Scottish natural historian, physician, botanist and geologist.