Mt McIntyre ("Mount Mac") offers an easily-accessible high-country experience very close to downtown Whitehorse. Although a 4-wheel-drive vehicle is needed to get to the summit, rentals are available in town. The hiking up top is simply superb — far above tree line, with incredible views of the Yukon River valley, Fish Lake Valley, and the peaks beyond both. Colorful alpine flowers are often plentiful, and by late August the fall colors are spectacular. While the summit itself gets a few visitors, very few people go much beyond that, so the bonus is that you can be all alone if you choose to be. I always have my exploring buddy with me, though.