Chilkoot Trail Hike & Float Adventure - Discovery Exclusive

4.25 hours | Skagway | SGY-740
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Min. age: 7 years | Max. weight: 350 lbs. | Min. weight: 50 lbs. (See special notes)
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Includes snack, Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your journey begins at the dock. After a safety orientation, board a van and drive through Skagway to the backcountry and the historic town of Dyea. Hike the first two scenic miles of the Chilkoot Trail, the centerpiece of gold rush history in Skagway. This world famous trail was the main route to the riches of the Klondike during the gold rush. Now a tranquil place of incredible beauty, the trail winds through a lush rainforest alive with birds, animals and wildflowers. Enjoy the exercise, fresh air, beautiful scenery, pristine forests, and history of a bygone era as the trail takes you up and over the 350' tall Saintly Hill. Along the way, your guide weaves an entertaining mix of natural history and Klondike folklore. Photo opportunities abound as you retrace the footsteps of the gold-hungry stampeders who forged this route 100 years ago.

Arrive at the banks of the Taiya River, where your 18-foot raft awaits for the scenic float (no whitewater) back to Dyea. The forest gives way to fields of beach greens and wild iris, and the granite walls of the fjords rise steeply to the snow-capped peaks and hanging glaciers. Enjoy a riverside snack of homemade cookies and a hot beverage and countless picture-perfect moments before returning by van on the 30-minute drive to Skagway.

Ho for the Klondike!

Special Notes:

Dress warmly in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes. Participants must be in good physical health and able to walk two miles over uneven terrain, with an elevation gain and loss of 350 feet. No expectant mothers. Minimum age is 7 and guests must weigh between 50 lbs. and 350 lbs.

Provided: Rain gear, life jacket

Snack: Cookie, water, hot chocolate, tea

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.

Child Price:

7 to 12 years only

Medical Restriction:

Expectant mothers past 20 weeks, not allowed.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Tour to historic Dyea

Transport type:
Van
Transport Capacity:
10
Travel time:
00:35
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Arrive at Chilkoot Trail, safety talk

Time at site:
00:10
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Hike on the famous Chilkoot Trail

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
10
Travel time:
01:45
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
3500
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Arrive at river, don rubber boots & life jacket

Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Float aboard 18' inflatable rafts down the Taiya River

Transport Capacity:
10
Time at site:
00:35
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Disembark rafts & return gear

Time at site:
00:25
Free time at site:
25
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour back to cruise ship pier

Transport type:
Van
Transport Capacity:
10
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes