White Pass Summit & City Tour
Budget friendly tour showcases all the local highlights in 2 ½ hours.
The narrated drive up the gorgeous Klondike Highway parallels much of the Gold Rush Trail of 1898 where stampeeders struggled to climb carrying their ton of goods during winter snows. Along the route are spectacular vistas of steep mountains of coastal rainforest and historical stops, including Brackett Wagon Road, Pitchfork Falls, Moore Creek Bridge, and views of the WP&YR railroad. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and watch for wildlife.
Upon cresting the White Pass Summit (3292 feet, 1003 meters), take in views of the sub-arctic alpine tundra of the "Tormented" Valley, with its crystal blue Summit Lake and snowcapped mountains. At the US/Canadian border, have a photo opportunity with the Welcome to Alaska sign!
Our return trip takes us the Skagway Scenic Overlook, which offers a panoramic view of the entire town, harbor and cruise ships. Also included are the historic downtown (part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park) and the Gold Rush Cemetery to visit our infamous outlaw, Soapy Smith, and hear tales of the early pioneers. Your guide will bring the Gold Rush to life with many stories of the history of the era.