Horseback Riding Adventure
SGY-430 | Skagway, Alaska |
Min. height (inches): 58 | Max. weight: 250 lbs. |
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Tour at a Glance
You will visit:
- Outdoor Adventures
- Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
You will see:
Approx. 3.5 hours
After an entertaining historic tour through charming Skagway and along the breathtaking coastline, you will arrive at our ranch in Dyea. Located at the head of the Chilkoot Trail, Dyea was transformed from a tiny trading post into a significant port after word of the Klondike gold discovery in 1897. Dyea's prosperity lasted but a year due to construction of routes that bypassed the town. Today, this valley has been reclaimed by the rugged beauty and the wild nature of the rainforest.
Your experienced guides will give you a safety presentation, then help you onto your very own horse! For one hour and forty-five minutes you will ride through the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Along the way, your knowledgeable guides will entertain you with tales from the crazed gold rush, such as the boom and bust of the town of Dyea. You'll pass by some of the few remaining signs of what was once a scrambling gold rush town of 10,000, including the Slide Cemetery, where people killed in the April 3, 1898 "Palm Sunday Avalanche" are buried.
Then you will ride out of the rainforest and onto the Dyea flats overlooking the northern tip of the Lynn Canal. Discover why the locals come here to view wildlife such as eagles and the salmon run. Soak in the serenity and marvel at the majestic mountains, streams, and Alaskan wildflowers. This adventure is sure to invigorate those who have been lured to Alaska by tales of its spectacular and inspiring beauty.
After the ride, relax with your guides as you enjoy refreshments and Alaskan salmon pate. Reflect on your serene adventure during the scenic drive back to town. As a locally owned company, we take pride in sharing Alaska's beauty and stories. It would be our honor to provide you with the excursion of a lifetime. Your pictures from this tour will always remind you of the inspiring beauty and fascinating history of the last frontier.
Participants should be able to mount a horse and maintain balance in the saddle. Participants must be at least 4'10" and not exceed 250 lbs. No expectant mothers.
Provided: Helmet (required), gloves, rain gear
Snack: Smoked salmon pate, beverage
Liability waiver is required to be signed in the presence of the tour operator.
Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.