Chilkat Peninsula, Skagway, Alaska
Take on The Bold Rush

Cruise to Skagway, Alaska

Once the starting point for gold stampeders heading for the promised land of the Yukon, Skagway symbolizes the spirit of Alaska. And now — it’s your turn to hunt for bold. Embark on the trail of the fortune seekers on a vintage train ride with dramatic, sweeping views at every turn. Trek through the dense rainforest and windswept valleys of Chilkoot Trail and follow in the footsteps of Klondike pioneers. Or stroll the charming downtown streets studded with historical buildings. Whatever you get up to in Skagway, it’ll be a day you’ll never forget.
National Language English
Currency Accepted U.S. Dollar (USD)

Things To Do in Skagway

Vintage Rail Car White Pass Yukon Route Bridal Veil Falls, Skagway, Alaska

ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Vintage Rail Car White Pass Yukon Route Bridal Veil Falls, Skagway, Alaska

Vintage Rail Car White Pass Yukon Route Bridal Veil Falls, Skagway, Alaska

ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Prepare to be blown away by breathtaking Alaskan scenery while riding in a vintage rail car along the White Pass and Yukon Route narrow-gauge railway. See Bridal Veil Falls, Dead Horse Gulch and Glacier Gorge unfold before you while climbing the 2,885-foot incline of White Pass.

Chilkoot Trail Hiking Trail, Skagway, Alaska

TAKE A HIKE

Chilkoot Trail Hiking Trail, Skagway, Alaska

Chilkoot Trail Hiking Trail, Skagway, Alaska

TAKE A HIKE

Known as “the world’s longest outdoor museum”, Chilkoot Trail encompasses 33 miles of hiking trails. Follow in the footsteps of Klondike stampeders as you trek through dense rainforest, enjoy incredible scenery, and discover the Gold Rush ghost town of Dyea. This is the ultimate Alaskan outdoor challenge.

Klondlike Gold Rush Museum, Skagway, Alaska
Klondlike Gold Rush Museum, Skagway, Alaska

GO FOR GOLD

Step back in time at the museums of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Relive the good old Gold Rush days through interactive exhibits at its Visitor Center, housed in the restored 19th-century Railroad Depot. You can also watch a captivating documentary film detailing the rush for gold in Alaska.

Cuisine Crab Legs Seafood Shellfish, Skagway, Alaska
Cuisine Crab Legs Seafood Shellfish, Skagway, Alaska

LOCAL CUISINE

Skagway is one of the best places to feast on king crab legs. Hit Skagway Brewing Company for sockeye salmon sandwiches paired with a Blonde Ale made from hand picked Sitka spruce tree tips. Enjoy Mendenhall Mudd or Klondike Walnut fudge at the Alaska Fudge Company— and then sip a nightcap at Red Onion Saloon, the oldest watering hole in town.

Old Historic Buildings, Skagway, Alaska
Old Historic Buildings, Skagway, Alaska

SHOPPING

Skagway’s downtown historic corridor has its fair share of Gold Rush-era facades that now house souvenir shops. Sprinkled among them are galleries selling local artisan paintings, carvings, pottery, woodworks and jewelry. You’ll know it’s authentic if it has the “Made in Skagway” logo.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 For $5 you can ride the S.M.A.R.T. Bus around town all day long.
2 National Park Service rangers lead free walking tours of the historic district five times daily.
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