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Goldpanning and White Pass Summit
Skagway, Alaska, USA
- White Pass Summit: At over 3,000 feet high, it was an upward climb for the stampeders searching for gold and the notorious path where so many perished in search of gold.
- Pitchfork Falls: The name says it all; one of the world's tallest waterfalls cascades down a canyon along Klondike Highway.
- Klondike Gold Dredge: Gold panners and pioneers in full renegade garb teach you a thing or two at this fun filled family attraction. With helpful tips from the experts you are sure to find a piece of Skagway to take home.
About this Skagway, Alaska tour
Prepare for the climb of your life – from the comfort of your motorcoach, that is – as you journey 3,290 feet in the sky to the infamous White Pass Summit, where a stampede of gold diggers and treasure hunters lost their wits and their lives in their feverish search for earthly wealth.
Skagway was a small settlement before the Klondike Rush of 1897 – there was but a shabby log cabin standing proudly within its bounds. But the 40,000 gold rushers that stampeded into town produced one of the most colorful periods in Alaskan history.
You can re-live the Gold Rush heyday on your visit to the Klondike Gold Dredge, where you'll run right into a raucous band of troublemakers and frontier men, who'll show you the ropes for digging up gold. Weigh your fortune in the Gold Shack and guard your cache– you never know what these outlaws will do for gold.
The no-good con artist that ran Skagway during the Gold Rush craze was Jefferson "Soapy" Smith, who got his nickname after he pulled off his most famous scam which duped willing consumers into buying soap with the false promise of a prize. He pulled off his legendary scam for over 20 years, that’s a lot of soap!
Please make your way to the Small Boat Harbor at 292 Congress Way.
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. Tour participation will be declined if you fail to bring your passport and necessary documents required for crossing the international border.
A minimal amount of walking is needed. Wheelchair users must be able to transfer from chair & climb some steps. Bring a companion for assistance. Folding wheelchairs only. Advance notice is required for lift-equipped transportation.
Cultural, Wilderness/Wildlife, Scenic, Family Friendly, Adventure
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
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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