White Pass Summit Scenic Railway & Free Time in Skagway

  • Port

    Haines, Alaska, US

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 6½ Hours

  • Meals Included


Begin your journey via ferry from Haines to Skagway. Once in Skagway, you will take an unforgettable round-trip journey aboard the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. Against all odds, this iron trail was built through some of the North’s most ruggedly beautiful terrain and, 100 years later, it is still in operation.

Ride in a comfortable, replica vintage car to the summit of the White Pass, through two tunnels, over trestles, and through remote valleys. Pass Bridal Veil Falls, Inspiration Point and Dead Horse Gulch as your guide announces all the points of interest and tells the story of the Klondike Gold Rush.

At the White Pass summit at 2,865 feet, a seat exchange will occur allowing everyone to experience the excellent views during this 3½-hour round-trip rail journey.

This narrow-gauge railroad is an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. It shares this honor with the Panama Canal, the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty, and is truly a world wonder.

Back in Skagway you will have time to shop or explore on your own.


The return time to Haines will be advised on board. Your tour includes a box lunch and transfers to and from the train. Restrooms are located on each train car. Due to Alaska’s extreme tides, there may be a steep ramp to climb at the floating ferry dock. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair.