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Skagway White Pass Railroad Summit Train Tour in Alaska

A scenic three-hour route allows passengers to enjoy beautiful panoramas along the White Pass Railroad

Best time: June-October, 2024 (selected dates)

The 20-mile train ride to the summit of the White Pass promises a magnificent panorama of mountains, glaciers, tunnels, waterfalls, gorges, trestles, and historic sites along the White Pass Railroad. A short Skagway White Pass Railroad Summit Excursion in vintage passenger coaches will allow you to admire the beauty of nature and help you relax, spending about two hours in search of new experiences.

Route and Duration

Skagway's scenic route will pass by Bridal Veil Falls, Inspiration Point, and Dead Horse Gulch. Passengers will also be able to see the original Klondike Trail of 1898 worn into the rocks. The train trip to White Pass Summit lasts 2.75 hours.

From October 6 to 23, 2024, the tour will be shortened by more than a mile to allow for bridge maintenance before the snow arrives. For passengers who choose these dates, the ticket price will be reduced.


An adult ticket (ages 13+) costs $146, a child ticket (ages 3-12) is $73, and infants under 3 do not need a ticket.

Trip Details

Passengers do not need passports for this tour. Please note that although the train will enter Canada on this tour, passengers will not be able to disembark until it returns to Skagway. Each carriage accommodates approximately 43 passengers and passengers are free to choose any available seat. The passenger carriages are lowered and equipped with bathrooms. Passengers receive free bottled water and can bring non-alcoholic beverages in closeable containers and snacks. Also, backpacks, small bags, and purses are permitted on the train. Train Tour meets at the Skagway Train Depot.

The White Pass & Yukon Route Railway

Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway is a National Historic Landmark.


Before or after your tour, don't miss the opportunity to stroll through Skagway, a town with a fascinating gold rush history and picturesque scenery. Beginning in 1897, Skagway and the nearby Dyea Valley were the starting point for more than 40,000 gold rushers heading to the Yukon, mainly on the Chilkoot Trail during the Klondike Gold Rush.

Immersing yourself in that era in Skagway is made easier by historic shops and restaurants that are replicas of buildings from the era or restored buildings, many of which are part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. So, be sure to walk along Broadway Avenue, visit the Skagway Museum and Dyea Ghost Town, or just go hiking.

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Authors: Olena Basarab