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White Pass

Take a round-trip railway journey through this mountain pass and see breathtaking peaks, beautiful glacial valleys and rumbling waterfalls.

White Pass runs through the Boundary Ranges of the Coast Mountains, a major mountain range in Alaska. Appreciate the natural beauty from the comfort of a vintage train carriage. This area is known for its untouched wilderness and the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway.

The White Pass trail dates back to the Klondike Gold Rush. It was one of two major passes used by prospectors at the time. The trail is a unit of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. This area is regarded as a national historic landmark, along with the small gold rush town, Skagway.

Learn about the history of this pass at the Gold Rush Museum in Skagway. This trail was known as a less difficult route than its Chilkoot Trail counterpart; however, it is steeped in history. Legends say that members of the notorious Soapy Smith gang and other con artists operated on this mountain pass and preyed on newcomers to the area.

Take the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway, a marvel of engineering dating back to the late 19th century. This narrow-gauge railroad was built during the Klondike Gold Rush. Reach the summit of White Pass from Skagway on a round trip. Notice the snowcapped mountain peaks as you climb an elevation of almost 3,000 feet (900 meters) up the mountain range.

Travel past Inspiration Point on your journey up the mountain. This area peers over Skagway Harbor and looks out at the Sawtooth Range. Reach Dead Horse Gulch, an area scattered with the bones of perished gold-rush pack animals. Admire the headwaters of the Yukon River before you turn around at White Pass Summit.

Journeys along the mountain pass begin in Skagway. This small town is located about a 100-mile (160-kilometer) drive from Whitehorse Canada, which connects to parts of the United States via the Alaska-Canadian Highway. Find accommodations in Skagway among the available rustic inns, cottages and hotels.

For an authentic gold rush experience, book a steam locomotive excursion along the White Pass trail and enjoy the breathtaking natural views.


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Lodging Near White Pass

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Historic Skagway Inn

Historic Skagway Inn

655 Broadway, Skagway
4.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Skagway, this inn is steps from Corrington's Museum of Alaskan History, Trail of '98 Museum, and Captain William Moore Cabin. Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum and City of Skagway Museum are also within 10 minutes.

Westmark Inn Skagway

Westmark Inn Skagway

3rd And Spring St, Skagway
3.5
of 5, from 64 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Skagway, this hotel is steps from Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum and Captain William Moore Cabin. Corrington's Museum of Alaskan History and Trail of '98 Museum are also within 10 minutes.

Cozy Cove Cottage - Peaceful, Secluded, Private Beach, Bbq, Washer/dryer

Cozy Cove Cottage - Peaceful, Secluded, Private Beach, Bbq, Washer/dryer

10.5 Mile Lutak Spur Road, Haines
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the beach, this historic cottage is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Chilkoot Lake and within 12 mi (20 km) of Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center and Hammer Museum. Haines Borough Public Library and American Bald Eagle Foundation Museum are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Chilkoot Haven Vacation Rental on the Famous Chilkoot River

Chilkoot Haven Vacation Rental on the Famous Chilkoot River

8 Mile Lutak Road, Haines
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated by the ocean, this historic vacation home is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Chilkoot Lake and within 12 mi (20 km) of Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center and Hammer Museum. Haines Borough Public Library and American Bald Eagle Foundation Museum are also within 12 mi (20 km).

$139
Aspen Suites Hotel Haines

Aspen Suites Hotel Haines

409 Main Street, Haines
4.7
of 5, from 28 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Haines, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Haines Borough Public Library, Hammer Museum, and Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center. American Bald Eagle Foundation Museum and Southeast Alaska State Fair are also within 10 minutes.

Hotel Halsingland

Hotel Halsingland

13 Fort Seward Dr., Haines
3.6
of 5, from 25 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Haines, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fort William H. Seward, Alaska Indian Arts, and American Bald Eagle Foundation Museum. Haines-Skagway Fast Ferry and Haines Borough Public Library are also within 15 minutes.

Highland Haven, Huge Deck, Bbq, Woodstove, Perfect for Families, Close to Town

Highland Haven, Huge Deck, Bbq, Woodstove, Perfect for Families, Close to Town

912 Highland Dr, Haines
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Haines, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hammer Museum, Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, and Haines Borough Public Library. American Bald Eagle Foundation Museum and Haines-Skagway Fast Ferry are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Blue Heron-luxury 3 BR, Close to Town, Across From the Beach, Jacuzzi, Fire pit

Blue Heron-luxury 3 BR, Close to Town, Across From the Beach, Jacuzzi, Fire pit

100 Lutak Road, Haines
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the beach, this historic vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Hammer Museum, Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, and Haines Borough Public Library. American Bald Eagle Foundation Museum and Haines-Skagway Fast Ferry are also within 1 mi (2 km).