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White Pass Summit Excursion

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This Skagway train tour takes you along the historic Klondike route to the Yukon in a vintage passenger coach! Sights on the Skagway White Pass scenic railway tour include stunning vistas, jaw-dropping cliffs, & trestle bridges as you climb 2888 ft from sea level to the top of White Pass. This iconic railroad showcases the spirit of adventure & pioneering attitude that Skagway and the Klondike Trail were founded on during the Yukon Gold Rush way back in 1898. While surrounded by gorgeous views, you’ll hear all about the fascinating history of the area from your knowledgeable guide. This original trail to the Yukon that your White Pass Train will follow is filled with tales of adventure, triumph, and tragedy, all nestled among towering mountains, glacial views, rushing waterfalls, and more. At just under 3 hours, this Skagway Alaska rail tour is a family-friendly, accessible shore excursion that leaves plenty of time for other activities!

Your White Pass Summit Excursion begins just a short walk from your cruise ship in scenic Skagway. From here, you’ll travel 20 miles from the tidewaters of the Lynn Canal to the iconic White Pass. Along the hour and 15 minute journey north, you’ll learn about the rich history, geography, flora, and fauna of the area. Enjoy the sights as you pass Bridal Veil Falls, Inspiration Point, and Dead Horse Gulch; all important landmarks along the Klondike trail, as will be described by your local guide. You will even be able to see the worn rock of the original Klondike trail! After reaching the summit, this round trip rail excursion will return you to Skagway, giving you ample opportunity to view the many waterfalls, gorges, glaciers, tunnels, & bridges along the way. To keep you comfortable on your journey, water is provided and each rail car has a bathroom. So climb aboard, remember your camera, and experience Skagway’s iconic White Pass Summit Excursion.

What's Included

Bottled water is provided.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have to get back to our cruise ship in the evening - is this safe?
Yes! The tour schedule is designed to work safely with most ships and each reservation is triple-checked to ensure compatibility.
Is this wheelchair accessible?
All Summit Excursion trains are wheelchair accessible. However, space is limited in lift-equipped cars. Please let us know when reserving your seats if you or anyone in your party will require the lift to get onto the train.
Where do we meet for this tour, at the train?
Participants must check-in at the White Pass depot office to obtain tickets for this tour.
How long is this excursion?
This Skagway shore excursion lasts approximately 2.5 hours from start to finish. You'll have plenty of time for another activity in the morning or for just exploring Skagway on your own!
Are passports required for this tour?
No, you do not need passports for this tour.

Quick Facts


2h 45min

The minimum age for participants is 0 years old.

Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship’s schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees.



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