Chilkoot Trail Hike & Float
Begin in Skagway as we drive 10 scenic coastal miles to the head of the famous Chilkoot Trail in Dyea, an abandoned Gold Rush town, now National Park.
On the 2-mile hike, retrace the steps of the Gold Rush stampeders through a green moss-covered northern temperate rainforest. You will learn lots of gold rush and natural history and have time for taking photos.
At the end of the one-way hike we meet with the raft and suit up for a relaxing river float on the tranquil Taiya River. . As you float down the gentle Taiya River, your guide will point out wildlife (Bald Eagles are common, bears at certain times of year) and tell stories of the area’s fascinating history while you enjoy the gorgeous river and mountain views Enjoy a riverside snack after the float.
This is an ACTIVE tour and the hike is moderately strenuous over uneven, hilly terrain (elevation gain is 300 feet up then 300 feet down) for the first mile, then on mostly flat ground for the remainder.
Wear sturdy walking shoes with good traction. Hiking poles are available for the hiking portion. For the Float portion we have lifejackets, rubber boots to wear instead of your shoes, and long rain ponchos. Tour goes rain or shine so please come prepared to hike in the rain with rainjackets and/or pants if needed.
Please note that the hike portion of this trip is moderate to strenuous. Please be in good physical condition. Those with back, knee, hip, or balance issues should consider their participation in this activity. There is an alternate easier guided walk in place of the Chilkoot trail hike available and you will meet up with the group for the float portion. Please advise us in the Special Instructions section when booking if you may need this service. Due to safety reasons and keeping our tour schedule, our guides will strongly advise you to do this alternate route if they feel your participation in the Chilkoot trail hike to be too strenuous for your ability level.
This tour last approximately 4-4.5 hours with 1.5-2 hours hiking and 40 minutes on the raft.
Maximum 11 per group. Larger groups will be divided into 2 groups with possible additional customers in the smaller second grouping.
Daily 8 am (with 4 minimum), 9:45 am, 12:30, and 2:30 pm. Fewer departure times are available on weekends.
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