• Stampeders Hiking the Golden Stair case with heavy packs

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

Bear Safety

Brown Bear

Brown Bear in Dyea

NPS

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.

The Bear Facts: Traveling in Bear Country

Parks Canada Link to Bear Safety

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.