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Chilkoot Trail

A Chilkoot Trail Backpacking Adventure

Nature Tours of Yukon

A trek over the Chilkoot Trail is an experience that you'll not soon forget.

Overview

Starting at Dyea, Alaska, you'll retrace the Klondike Gold Rush route. Feel the exhilaration of climbing to the top of the golden stairs and over the Chilkoot Pass! Amazing landscapes and vistas, bears and eagles; this route will keep amazing you as you try to absorb it all.

Steeped in Klondike Gold Rush history and scattered with relics from the past, the famous Chilkoot Trail is a living museum and should be on the "must-do" list for Yukon visitors. This rugged 55-kilometre wilderness route is a world-renowned hiking trail and Canada's largest National Historic Site. 

And as a reward for braving the Chilkoot all the way from Alaska's coast to Bennet Lake, a float plane will fly you from Bennet Lake over the mountains, lakes and rivers back to Whitehorse.

Unleash your inner Klondike Gold Rush stampeder, and join Nature Tours of Yukon on this all-inclusive backpacking adventure.

Highlights

  • Small group (max 7 guests)
  • Experienced guide
  • Excellent meals
  • Good equipment
  • Two nights hotel accommodation 
  • Private transfer to Skagway and trail head
  • Fly-out to Whitehorse by float plane
  • You'll retrace the Klondike Gold Rush route
  • International backpacking route: you'll cross the Canadian border from Alaska
  • Rugged 55-kilometre wilderness route
  • World-renowned hiking trail
  • Chilkoot Trail is a living museum
  • Canada's largest National Historic Site

Details

Duration
7 Days / 6 nights
Level
Advanced
Dates
June–August
Price
$1,875

Operator testimonials

NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT

Sarah, Chris, Carole and Shaheen

We wanted to send a note regarding our guide Derek. He was such a joy! We actually all really missed him when we had to say goodbye to him, I think it was harder on us than it was on him, haha. He was very informative, very kind, sweet, laid back and just overall a great person. We joked about how we wish we could adopt him into our family. In terms of our tour, the views of the Dempster Highway to the Arctic Circle were my favourite. The mountains, the landscape was just unreal. I've never seen anything like it. Eagle Plains and Dawson City were so INTERESTING to me! Unfortunately we didn't get to see the northern lights as it was very cloudy but I guess we'll just have to come back sometime. Thank you again all for all your help! All the best.

SIX OUT OF A POSSIBLE FIVE STARS

Hilde and Klaus with Tina

The holiday is over. What remains are beautiful memories. Our Tina was there for the first time in the winter – she too was so facinated. I think we've really infected her with the Canada Winter virus. The only downer: unfortunately we could not experience the finish of Allen Moore – at the time we were already over the Coast Mountain of BC. But Robert drove us the day before departure to Carmacks so we could experience Allen Moore's arrival at the checkpoint. That was really great; I filmed him on his ride over the frozen Yukon River. That was much more interesting than the arrival at the checkpoint. We would like to thank you very much. Nature Tours of Yukon is really a lucky draw in an ever-widening pot of sellers. In a possible rating of five stars, we give you six. In a nutshell, we will definitely recommend you. Greetings. Until we meet again.

ANTICIPATING THE NEXT TRIP ALREADY

Dr. Steve (Scotty, Vince and Logan)

I am back at work at the hospital and have more heart surgeries lined up than I can count. I look back on our recent experience and find solace. I am so appreciative of your work and service. I can't say enough great things about Robert, our guide ... please say hello for me.  I am looking towards next summer. Do you have other backpack trips the Bailey Clan can tackle? We would want Robert and our only request would be smiles all around. Please talk to Joost and see what might work. Thank you again.