Persevering Through Unimaginable Obstacles

Headlines screamed "Gold!" The dream of a better life catapulted thousands of people to Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Their journey shaped them, and changed the people they encountered and the north forever. Today, the park remembers the trails, boomtowns, and stories of the Klondike Gold Rush. Read More

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Visiting in the Winter

Klondike Gold Rush doesn't close in the winter. Learn more about visiting the park October-April

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What was the Klondike Gold Rush?

Learn about the great human drama that was the mad dash to the far north known as the Klondike Gold Rush.

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Chilkoot Trail History

From a Tlingit trade route, to a gold rush highway, to a modern recreation trail. Learn how the Chilkoot Trail has changed over 150 years.

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Plan Your Hike

Start planning your trip on the Chilkoot Trail. Learn how to get a permit, read trail tips, and check out trail photographs.

Last updated: November 1, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
P.O. Box 517

Skagway, AK 99840

Phone:

(907) 983-9200

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