Explore the past on these backpacking trips along the historic Chilkoot Trail. The Chilkoot Trail is an adventure that will give you a sense of the challenge, excitement, anticipation, and dangers which faced the Klondike Goldrushers of 1898. The route takes you through rainforest, alpine tundra, and boreal forest. Snowcapped mountains, hanging glaciers, turquoise lakes, and cascading rivers contribute to the magnificence of the rugged, scenic area that follows the Chilkoot Trail.
Your travel back in time begins with a 3 hour train ride aboard the White Pass & Yukon Railroad from Fraser at the top of the White Pass to Skagway. The train follows the scenic Skagway Valley, past glaciers, through tunnels carved into the mountains, over trestled bridges, and past historic goldrush landmarks.
The Chilkoot Trail serves as a historic outdoors museum,with the discarded equipment, grave markers, and other reminders of the goldrushers found everywhere along the route.