Situated at the head of a long fjord, Skagway, Alaska has a unique place in American history. Beginning in the summer of 1897, Skagway served as the gateway to the Klondike, the last great gold rush forever immortalized by author Jack London in the novel Call of the Wild
. Over 100,000 “stampeders” set out, with only a fraction of those eventually reaching the gold fields. Within three years the rush was over, leaving the boom town of Skagway quiet once again.
Today, much of the original boom town character remains in Skagway, with numerous historic buildings and a national park commemorating the Klondike gold rush. Not far away is the famous Chilkoot Trail, which stampeders marched up to find their fortunes in the Yukon gold fields.
Whether you want to hike the Chilkoot Trail, ride the world-famous White Pass
and Yukon Railway through winding canyons and across breathtaking gorges, or simply soak in the history of old town, Skagway offers something for everyone.
Alaska Seaplanes offers seven wheel plane flights daily between Juneau and Skagway in the summer season, and three per day in the winter. If you’re looking for more information on what to do in Skagway, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 907-789-3331 and let one of our knowledgeable agents help plan your trip to this historic jewel of Southeast Alaska.