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Klondike Summit Express Highway Adventure
Skagway, Alaska, USA
- Klondike Highway: See the gorgeous mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls along one of North America's most beautiful mountain roads.
- Gold Rush Trail: Travel along the original Trail of 1898 that attracted thousands of people for their share of the riches.
- Scenic drive: Tour through Skagway and up the Pass to see Deadhorse Trail, the White Pass Railroad, Pitchfork Falls, and Moore Bridge. Stop just beyond the US-Canadian border and see the boulder-strewn mountain moonscape that lies above the tree line.
About this Skagway, Alaska tour
You'll experience some of the most fantastic views in North America on this journey to the 3,292 foot high Klondike Highway Summit. Imagine how Gold Rush adventurers felt as they traversed this spectacular path with their horses, carriages, and sled dogs. Untamed and wild, civilization hasn't yet conquered this magnificent Alaskan highway.
Incredibly, a highway connecting the remote towns in Alaska and the Yukon Territory wasn't even built until 1978. Thousands of travelers, Gold Rush adventurers, and frontiersmen had to "rough it" to survive as they cut into the mountain to build Deadhorse Trail, the White Pass Railroad, and Moore Bridge.
The Gold Rush brought tens of thousands of opportunists to the Klondike goldfields way back in 1897, but miners today still search these rugged hills for gold. On your journey, you'll see Pitchfork Falls and experience a century of Alaskan history with your guide, as you travel through Skagway and into the wild.
On this journey, you'll need a passport since the summit rests just past the US/Canadian border. The passage from the towering snow-capped peaks and glaciers around Skagway toward the eerie, mountainous moonscapes of British Columbia and the Yukon will stay with you forever.
Dead Horse Trail
The journey from Skagway up to the Klondike was arduous and dangerous – and not just for miners. Between 1896 and 1897, more than 3,200 horses were either put down or left to die along a two-mile stretch along the White Pass. It was common for prospectors to take the horseshoes off of their horse’s feet, and leave their horse to die in the snow and ice. Then they would take the shoes back into town to buy a new horse – and start the journey all over again.
Please make your way to Centennial Park at 1st & Broadway to meet our tour representative.
This tour reaches an elevation of 3,300 feet on a curvy mountain road. At the end of the tour, a courtesy stop is made in the Historic District for those wanting to explore or shop.
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.
Travelers must be able to negotiate 3 steps into and out of mini-bus with limited assistance. In town, Walking is at your own pace and the amount is at each person’s discretion.
Bus Tour, Family Friendly, Budget, Adventure, Scenic
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.
Special Medical Restriction
This tour reaches an elevation of 3,300 feet on a curvy mountain road. Take precautions before the tour if you suffer from motion sickness.
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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