Dyea Walking Tour

A ranger talks to people in front a false front of a building in the forest

NPS photo/S. Muether

Explore where the forest meets the river and ocean at Dyea. Walk where a seasonal Tlingit community and a frantic boom town once overlapped. Step away from the crowds as a ranger shares the history of Dyea. Discover the people, plants, and animals that call this area home.
  • Early June to late August
  • Monday-Thursday at 3:00
  • Tour lasts 90 minutes
  • Tour travels through ~1 mile of accessible, surfaced, compacted gravel paths
  • Meet at the Dyea townsite parking area, 9 miles from Skagway
  • Bring footwear appropriate for the weather, insect repellent, rain gear, and water
  • Leashed service animals are welcome
  • 15 people maximum
TICKETS are optional. Tours are limited to 15 people. Tours rarely fill up. You can reserve a free ticket online at recreation.gov to ensure you have a spot. You can also show up at the Dyea townsite parking area at 3:00 and join the tour, space permitting.

The National Park Service does not provide transportation to the Dyea townsite. Shuttles and rental cars are available through local private businesses. Dyea Road is gravel and is not recommended for vehicles longer than 30 feet. Ask at the visitor center in Skagway about options and current road conditions.

Ranger guided tour

Investigate the boundary between history and nature as you walk the historic street grid of boomtown Dyea.  Learn about local plants and see stunning views on this ranger led tour.

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Last updated: March 20, 2018

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

Skagway, AK 99840


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