2 ¾ Hours Duration
Ventures further along the track
White Pass Railroad
Rich history paired with scenic views
A Skagway Best
The most popular train tour
Round Trip Views
Tunnels, Tressels, Waterfalls, & More
Explore the historic & stunning Klondike route to the Yukon, in a vintage passenger coach on the White Pass Summit Excursion. Your white pass train tour will take you along 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. And at just under 3 hours, the White Pass Summit Excursion is a family-friendly, accessible shore excursion that leaves plenty of time for exploring all that Skagway has to offer!
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 receive constant narration regarding the rich history, geography, flora, and fauna of the area. As you journey you’ll pass Bridal Veil Falls, Inspiration Point, and Dead Horse Gulch; all important landmarks along the Klondike trail, as will be described by your knowledgeable guide. You will even be able to see the worn rock of the original Klondike trail from your White Pass train. After reaching the summit, this round trip rail experience 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.