• Nine men pose with gear at the Alaska-British Columbia border on the trail

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

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  • Chilkoot Trail Flood Advisory

    Flood Status: Minor flood stage and falling. Hikers should expect knee to thigh deep water for extended stretches within the first 3 miles. Contact the Trail Center in Skagway or phone 907-983-9234 between 8am and 5pm for the latest information.

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View of someone holding a gold nugget nearly the size of a cantelope.

Klondike Gold!

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Looking for Gold? You are on the right trail!

While you may not find gold at our site, you can check out how to become a Junior Ranger or discover the exciting journey stampeders took to strike it rich.

Are you going to many National Parks, Forests or Refuges in Alaska?

Become a Alaskan Adventure Ranger and earn a special prize when you complete 3 Junior Ranger Programs on Alaska Public Lands! Click here for more details!

 

Did You Know?

chunk of solid gold, the surface irregular and bumpy

The official Alaska state mineral is gold, which played a major role in the opening of Alaska for future development. There were more than 50 gold rushes in Alaska and the Yukon from 1880 to 1915. Learn about one of them at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park!