Explore the gateway to the Klondike.

Tucked between the White Pass and the Chilkoot Trail, Skagway sits at the head of the Lynn Canal in Alaska’s Inside Passage. A perfectly preserved frontier town, Skagway is a relic of the gold rush era that opens onto the rugged Coast Mountain passages, once trod by bold stampeders seeking riches in the Klondike.

Once a bustling town full of saloons, gambling, and brothels, today Skagway is much quieter, but its debaucherous past has left an indelible mark. The wooden sidewalks and false-front shops of Broadway Street instantly transport you to a different time. Take in historic sites like the storied Red Onion Saloon, the yellow-domed Golden North Hotel, and the decidedly rustic Arctic Brotherhood Hall, with its driftwood covered façade. Many of Skagway’s historic buildings have since been restored as part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. The Mascot Salon Museum, Moore’s Cabin, and Bernard Moore House all preserve Skagway's gold rush past as museums that tell tales of both vice and family life in the frontier town. For a more detailed account, head to the Corrington Museum of Alaska History and the Skagway Museum to see every aspect of local history from mastodon fossils and native handwoven baskets to the pistol of Skagway’s official bad boy, Soapy Smith.

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DYEA

A former rival to Skagway during the heights of the Gold Rush, Dyea quickly became a ghost town after losing to Skagway as the departure point for the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. Today you can visit the town and tour gold-rush cabins, the ruins of the Dyea Pier, and the Slide Cemetery.

GOLD RUSH CEMETERY

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GOLD RUSH CEMETERY

GOLD RUSH CEMETERY

A short walk from downtown Skagway, the Gold Rush Cemetery is the final resting place of some of the city’s most infamous outlaws, including Soapy Smith. Tour the grave sites of many stampeders and hike up the nearby Reid Falls, a 300-foot cascade.

KLONDIKE BICYCLE TOUR

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KLONDIKE BICYCLE TOUR

KLONDIKE BICYCLE TOUR

Take a spirited bike ride that winds downhill from the White Pass for 15 breathtaking miles. Follow a local guide for the ride of your life along the paved Klondike Highway, the same historic route gold-crazed stampeders once took more than a century ago.

Skagway, Alaska At a glance

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Local Details:
GPS: 59°27'31.89"N 135°19'0.22"W
Size: 1,200.00 KM2 (463.32 MI2)
Population: 1,057
Density: 1 Pop/KM2 (0 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +1 (local dialing 907)

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