• Nine men pose with gear at the Alaska-British Columbia border in the snow

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

Things To Know Before You Come

Ranger Rain at Trail Center

NPS photo

Before you travel to Skagway you should find out about the weather with the link on the left. Also, check our Chilkoot Trail section of this website if you plan to hike the trail. Permit requirements and other important information can be found there.

Did You Know?

A chunk of gold

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! More...