Explore the yukon by experiencing our Yukon City and Summit tour. This narrated tour of Skagway, Alaska showcases the main sites of the 1898 Yukon Stampede. Beginning in Skagway Town center and continuing up the Klondike Highway to the White Pass Summit, your guide will unpack the stories of gold rush fever: the daring, deceit, disappointment and triumph that made some men kings and others paupers.
The streets of Skagway, Alaska are the gateway to the last frontier of America. The route to the White Pass features spectacular mountain vistas with natural and historical stops all along the way including Brackett Wagon Road, Pitchfork Falls, Moore Creek Bridge, and views of the WP&YR railroad. As you rise to the summit at 3292 feet, you’ll see the extremes these men suffered in pursuit of gold. Drink in the fresh mountain air and watch for wildlife.
Before heading back down we’ll venture into the sub-arctic alpine tundra of the “Tormented” Valley, marvel at the crystal blue Summit Lake and revel in the beauty of the snowcapped mountains. Photo opportunities abound. At the US/Canadian border, prove you made it the frontier with a shot in front of the “Welcome to Alaska” sign! Upon our return will make one last stop at the Skagway Scenic Overlook and get a panoramic view of the entire town, harbor and cruise ships.