Shore Excursion Details

Summit Scenic Drive

Skagway, Alaska

Summit Scenic Drive

DETAILS

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Travel along the incredibly photogenic Klondike Highway to the Canadian border, while pausing along the way to snap pictures of the gorgeous wilderness. The road pretty much follows the trail that prospectors carved out during the Gold Rush of 1898. The countryside is still largely undeveloped, except for a few bridges and the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway that parallels the road. Named for the first Euro-American settlers in the area, the Captain William Moore Bridge offers a particularly panoramic view of Alaska’s interior. Other roadside stops will be made to view natural attractions such as ancient glaciers and Pitchfork Falls, a lovely cascade that splits into branches that resemble the tines of a pitchfork. After pausing again at the highway sign that marks the Canadian border at White Pass summit, you will travel back down the Klondike Highway toward Skagway. Commentary will enhance your understanding of the attractions and the area’s history.


HIGHLIGHTS
• Travel a picturesque highway that follows a trail created during the Gold Rush of 1898. • Snap pictures while pausing at scenic lookouts with views of glaciers and waterfalls. • Stop at the summit of White Pass, which marks the U.S. and Canadian border. • Hear enlightening commentary that describes the area’s history and attractions.


HELPFUL HINTS
• Dress warmly in layered clothing. • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


Need to Know:

Note: This tour is primarily panoramic in nature with walking at the guest’s discretion during stops. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. The order of the sites visited or viewed may vary. Due to current border restrictions, this tour is limited to US citizens and permanent residents. All guests must have passports and green cards if residents. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Wildlife Tours

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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