Brown Bears (Ursa arctos) and Black Bears (Ursa americanus) are frequenlty seen along the Chilkoot Trail. It is the responsibility of hikers to properly store food and know how to safety travel in bear country. The park recommends all hikers to view the 20 minute bear safety film at the Klondike Gold Rush NHP Visitor Center and read the materials listed below.
Did You Know?
After gaining international acclaim for his work on the ground-breaking White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, contractor Michael J. Heney began construction on the Copper River & Northwestern Railway, connecting the remote mining town of Kennecott, Alaska to the coastal port town of Cordova.