• Stampeders Hiking the Golden Stair case with heavy packs

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska


Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park was established to commemorate the great human drama that caught the attention of the world, and transformed the demograhpics, culture and environment of Alaska and the Yukon. The event was not one sigle human drama, but instead hundreds of thousands of stories of the stampeders who made their way to the Klondike leaving a trail of boom towns and history behind. Select from the navigation on the left to learn more about the fascinating stories of the Klondike Gold Rush.

Historic Photos of the Chilkoot Trail with a line of hiker going over the summit

Did You Know?

Aerial Photo of Skagway showing the blue waters of the Taiya Inlet, snow-capped peaks and the little town dwarfed in the foreground

Skagway is located at the end of the longest, deepest glacial fjord in north America and is considered the northern most point in Southeast Alaska. Glaciers, and the rugged scenery they leave behind, create the stunning backdrop for your visit to Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.