• 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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Skagway is situated at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage in southeast Alaska. Located just 96 air miles north of Juneau and 110 highway miles south of Whitehorse, Canada, Skagway can be reached by land, sea or air. For transportation options visit Skagway's Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Did You Know?

museum exhibit at Klondike Gold Rush NHP showing a year's supply of food in bags, barrels and crates, a gold pan sits on top of the pile

The Canadian government required those going to the Klondike gold fields to bring a year's supply of food with them to avoid starvation during the long Yukon winter. Some of the recommended supplies included 400 pounds of flour, 200 pounds of bacon, and 100 pounds of beans!