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Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour

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    After port pickup in Skagway, your approx. 4-hour shore excursion starts with a pleasant 10-mile (16-km) van ride along the coastline to Chilkoot Trail. Upon arrival at the trailhead, follow your knowledgeable guide into a temperate rainforest. Your active moderate-level hike covers 2 miles (3.2 km) and begins on steep, uneven ground that ascends in elevation about 300 feet (92 meters), before proceeding downhill and then on level terrain for the last mile.
    Along the way, look for local wildlife and plants, and hear engaging tales about Skagway and the Klondike Gold Rush. The Chilkoot Trail provided the most direct route between the Skagway/Dyea area and the Klondike Gold Fields around Dawson City in the Yukon. During your hike, you’ll be retracing part of the same path that prospectors of long-ago took to get around Skagway's White Pass Trail and arrive at the Yukon River.
    Then, climb aboard a rubber raft seating maximum 11 passengers and drift along the Taiya River, which flows parallel to the Chilkoot Trail. Your river float takes you through the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Keep your eyes peeled and listen for possible wildlife, including otters, eagles, bears and salmon. (Note: Wildlife sightings though possible are not guaranteed)
    Wrap up your rafting journey with a riverbank snack.
    Your Chilkoot tour ends with transport back to Skagway's cruise terminal.
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    Reviewed today via mobile

    We booked this scenic hike and float in the hope of experiencing some of Alaska’s nature up close but beforehand we were worried that it may be trying to cater for the cruise ship masses. We were extremely pleased to say this excursion was everything...More

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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Would definitely recommend this excursion. A good 2 mile hike at the start of the Chilkoot Trail is not too challenging but enough to let you experience hiking and the nature of Alaska. John, our guide, was knowledgeable about the area, nature, history and ensured...More

    Thank U6771BProns
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    The scenery was spectacular the entire way. Our guide, Brooke was very informative and could speak both to the history of the area and the flora and fauna. The trail itself was just enough to give you an idea of what it must have been...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank ALAN E
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    It is a really nice hike, not to challenging but enough to know you are in nature. The guide was very good and informative. The scenery is just so beautiful. The float was very nice and we saw many eagles.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Cathyh152
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    I would recommend this excursion - a two mile hike on a tiny portion of the Chilkoot Trail and a slow raft trip down the Taiya River. Our guide Brook was extremely knowledgeable about the berries, trees, bushes, etc. and so helpful and capable. An...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Fsu247
    10 May 2019|
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    Response from denisef418 | Reviewed this property |
    This was our favorite day trip. Highly recommend. We saw bear scat, eagles, sea lions and other cool birds. We loved this tour.
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    samjam2013
    13 July 2018|
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    Response from amylawson2018 | Reviewed this property |
    There are a few places where you have to scramble up and down some rocks - if you are fit and able, you should be able to handle it. I highly recommend making use of the walking poles they have for your use. Our guide was... More
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    19 June 2018|
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    Response from Rick N | Reviewed this property |
    4 hours, was back around 12:00 pm on the 8:00 am tour
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