Bear Safety

Brown bear in a natural field
Brown bear in Dyea

NPS photo

Brown Bears (Ursa arctos) and Black Bears (Ursa americanus) are frequently 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 that all hikers watch the 20 minute bear safety film at the Chilkoot Trail Center.

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Last updated: December 21, 2017

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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
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Skagway, AK 99840


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