Shore Excursion Details

Denver Valley Wilderness Hike & White Pass Rail

Skagway, Alaska

Denver Valley Wilderness Hike & White Pass Rail


  • 8
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Meal
  • Age
  • Hiking
  • Passport
  • Family Recommended

This trip combines a 27.7 mile White Pass Railway ride with a 4 to 6 mile round-trip wilderness hike toward Denver Falls, in lush old growth forest. After a 22 mile bus ride, your rail journey will be broken into two parts, before and after the hike. This world renowned railway adventure carries you through the scenic White Pass complete with waterfalls, rushing rivers, trestles, and tunnels as you trace the trail of '98. This southbound trip offers outstanding views from Inspiration Point and other locations along the route. After disembarking at Denver Station, your professional guides will lead you through the glacially carved valley full of dense, old growth forest.

The trail traces the raging East Fork of the Skagway River, meeting it intermittently and providing excellent photo opportunities. Be alert, and keep your camera close, as the remote valley is home to bears and other wildlife. From the depths of the river valley, gaze at the magnificent craggy peaks of the Sawtooth Mountains that make this valley deeper than the Grand Canyon. Your narrated hike will introduce you to the flora, fauna and history that make the region unique. Hiking through the pristine Tongass National Forest with 1,000 year old trees with photo stops by the river and Denver Falls will highlight this perfect mix of exercise and natural beauty. After the hike, continue with your return train ride to Skagway.

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Note: Passport required. Participants must be at least 9 years of age. Dress in layers and wear walking or athletic shoes. Small lumbar pack, trekking pole, rain gear, extra warm layers, hats, gloves, snow shoes, bug repellent and sun block provided. Lunch and snacks provided. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.

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Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.



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