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Skagway Travel guide
Skagway : Michelin's recommendations
Positioned at the northern end of the Inside Passage, Skagway was the rollicking frontier town through which gold seekers passed on their arduous way up the 33mi Chilkoot Trail to the Yukon goldfields in 1897-98. To prevent perishing in the wilderness, prospectors were required to carry one ton of supplies over the pass, which meant 40 back-breaking ascents.
Tourist attractions Skagway : Things to see and do
2nd and Broadway USA - Skagway AK 99840
Preserves the Chilkoot Trail (now a recreational byway) and much of the historic district, with its false-fronted buildings and wooden sidewalks. Brothels and gambling dens have been converted to gift shops and eateries.
Departs from 2nd & Spring Sts. USA - Skagway AK 99840
The route, which originally linked Skagway to Whitehorse, functioned commercially from 1900 to 1982. Operating solely as a tourist attraction since 1988, the refurbished railroad cars climb, in a mere 32km/20mi, to an elevation of 873m/2,865ft, provi..