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Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Tyax Adventures

Tyax Adventures, South Chilcotin, Mountain Biking
Photo by Ryan Flett

Floatplane Drops to Alpine Rides

Looking for a brag-worthy adventure? Then a floatplane drop to a remote alpine lake followed by a biking epic is the kind of experience you’re looking for.

Tyax Adventures will greet you at Tyaughton Lake at the doorstep of the South Chilcotin Mountains, a true mountain bikers’ paradise. Guests and bikes are loaded up on a De Havilland Beaver floatplane and dropped on one of the many backcountry lakes. Guests can explore over 200 km (124 mi) of singletrack trails, over alpine passes, and through sprawling meadows. Spend a full-day, or multiple days, exploring this vast backcountry terrain before navigating your way back to civilization or to one of the many backcountry cabins that dot the trail network.

Number of Trails:
52
Highest Elevation:
2,820 m
Trails:
easy
3
intermediate
14
difficult
30
extra difficult
5

Tyax Adventures Inspiration

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Getting Here & Trail Access

Tyax Adventures opertates from the shores of Tyaughton Lake near the town of Gold Bridge in the heart of the South Chilcotin.

To access Tyax Adventures, head west from Lillooet towards the Bridge River Valley communities of Gold Bridge, Bralorne, Gun Lake, Tyaughton Lake, and Marshall Lake along Highway 40. If you're coming from Whistler, head up the Pemberton Valley and over the Hurley Forest Service Road (four-wheel drive is strongly recommended).

Driving Distances & Times:

  • Lillloet - 103 km (64 mi), 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Whistler - 131 km (81mi), 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Vancouver - 267 km (166 mi), 4 hours 30 minutes

The easiest way to reach the trails in the South Chilcotin Mountains is by floatplane, with options to fly from Whistler, Vancouver, or charter private flights in and out of Tyaughton Lake.

Trails in South Chilcotin Mountains can be accessed via floatplane drops or guided trips with Tyax Adventures.

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