There are very few places in the world that you can see and touch glaciers! In Skagway you can actually see one from our backyard, the Harding Glacier. Take a helicopter through the massive mountains and majestic valleys and experience a glacier trek. A walking tour of a lifetime! Or travel by train through beautiful mountains to a remote trailhead for a wilderness hike to either Denver or Laughton Glacier. Glaciers are a must see for any Skagway visit!
You only need to take one step in Skagway to realize you are in a place of unsurpassable beauty. There is no better way to truly experience its grandness than to go for a hike. Start with an easy hike out to Yakutania Point, only 1.6 miles roundtrip. Or go big and tackle the Chilkoot Trail, “the world’s longest outdoor museum”. A thrilling 33 miles of spectacular hiking from tidewater at Dyea to Bennett Lake in Canada. Or pick up a Skagway Trail Map for all the local hikes in between from the Skagway Visitor Center!
Skagway is all about the water! In fact many of our visitors arrive by it. Take a Motorized Raft to explore the Lynn Canal, the deepest and longest fjord in North America. Kayak on Fraser Lake or raft down the Taiya River. If you are looking for something more relaxing and self-guided you can walk up to Lower Reid Falls past the Gold Rush Cemetery or to Lower Dewey Lake and relax by the water. No matter what you do in Skagway you will find a beautiful body of water.
For more information on all of Skagway’s active adventures or help planning your next visit, check out www.skagway.com.