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Yukon Hummer Adventure & Emerald Lake
Skagway, Alaska, USA
- Gold Country: In your Hummer H3 follow the path gold miners took in 1898 on their way to the Klondike gold fields. Want to drive? Bring your driver's license and take your turn at the wheel.
- Scenic Highway: View Pitchfork Falls, Moore Bridge, Dead Horse Gulch, and Tormented Valley en route to Carcross. Have your cameras ready for these beautiful sites!
- Carcross: A desert in Alaska? Learn more about this area as your guide entertains you with the lore of the gold rush era and find out how this anomaly got its name.
- Emerald Lake: Known for its vivid turquoise water, this will be a highlight of your adventure.
About this Skagway, Alaska tour
The riches promised by the Klondike gold strike forever changed the tiny trading town of Caribou Crossing, which stood in the path of hordes of ‘98ers making their way to the Dawson City gold fields. Named for the huge herds of caribou that traveled through the area, which were eventually decimated by the passage of so many people, the city was eventually renamed Carcross in 1904.
The town hosts the longest continuously operating store in the area, the Matthew Watson General Store, whose operations spans back to 1898 – it is a great place to stop on your tour to get your passport stamped.
Proving that size doesn’t matter when it comes to amazing, a short ways out of town, your tour will take in what has been called the world’s smallest desert. Not actually a desert, Carcross Desert is comprised of a square-mile of northern sand dunes sitting on an ancient lakebed, which is ideal for outdoor playtime. The highlight of your adventure is Emerald Lake, known for its vivid turquoise water.
These are just some of the sites you will see as you retrace the path of the ‘98ers who went trekking off to the Yukon in search of their fortune, only they didn’t have Hummer H3s.
Saving a culture
Carcoss resident and respected Tlingit elder, Norman James, is doing the only thing you can do when your language is slowly ebbing away: he is enshrining them on recordings in hopes that the younger generation will learn the old stories as told in the native tongue. Norman’s rich baritone voice is perfect for telling the stories of a culture that had no written language- guess that meant no homework?
If you are at the Railroad Dock: Small Boat Harbor Sign or Ore Dock: please make your way to the tour kiosk area and look for our GoBe Representative with the displayed logo sign.
Travelers must bring passports (visa if required) for the US/Canada border crossing.
Written consent is required for children traveling into Canada without both parents.
Operator will provide a booster seat for children between ages 5-8 upon request and subject to availability. Travelers must be able to get in/out of vehicle and walk short distances unassisted, and should not be pregnant.
Cultural, Adventure, Wilderness/Wildlife, Shopping, Scenic
Automatic Transmission 4X4 Hummer H3 SUV
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Travelers must be 5 years of age or older to participate in this tour. To drive, you must be at least 25 years old and have your driver's license with you.
Your guide will ride in a separate vehicle. Narration along the way will be via two-way radio.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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