62.6 miles: 1 hours, 14 minutes
The paved Yellowknife Highway (PR 3) follows a portion of Great Slave Lake. The lake is largely concealed by expanses of boreal forest—thin, spiky evergreens pointing skyward along the route—interspersed by marshes. This is bison territory, so be on the lookout for these woolly behemoths. Fuel up at the start of your trip, as there are no gas stations on the route.