White Pass Updates – Travel Advisories

Skagway to Denver Round Trip

Skagway To Denver Round Trip

An unforgettable experience!

Begin your adventure by boarding the WP&YR in Skagway, for a 6-mile train trip to the Denver trailhead. Upon arrival at the trailhead you will detrain for a self guided walking tour to view Denver Glacier. The trail winds its way through a lush forest along the rushing East Fork of the Skagway River. As hikers distance themselves from the train tracks, they enter a world of dense vegetation that filters light to the forest floor, creating a soothing environment enveloped by silence.

The trail continues to wind through a beautiful old growth Western Hemlock forest, thick with an amazing array of mushrooms, climbing past the splendid Denver Falls, to the upper end of the valley. There hikers are greeted with stunning views of Denver Glacier’s hanging blue ice and the surrounding Sawtooth Mountains. Upon returning to the tracks you will re-board our train and return to Skagway.

We recommend this hike only for those who are in at least fair physical condition. This is a wilderness hike over uneven and sometimes difficult terrain. Hikers should wear a lightweight, long sleeve shirt or a sweater as temperatures can range between 55 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightweight hiking boots or shoes with some ankle support are recommended.

Tour Duration: 4.75 Hours Half Day/9.50 Hours Full Day

6-mile train trip

Bennett Scenic Journey Route Map

Passport required

Complimentary Bottled Water

        Moderate level of activity

        This train is not equipped with a wheelchair lift

Excursion Schedule:

May 2 – October 8, 2022

ADVANCED PURCHASE REQUIRED!


Space is EXTREMELY limited on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Please consult our Reservations Office by calling 1-800-343-7373 for available dates.


Skagway to Denver Round Trip

Depart Skagway at 8:40 AM** / Denver Pickup at 11:00 AM

Depart Skagway at 12:40 PM** / Denver Pickup at 3:00 PM


ALL TIMES LISTED ARE ALASKA TIME (RAIL TIME)

AM Hiking Departures Only: May 7, 9, 28, 29; June 19; July 17; August 14; September 11, 18, 19, 30; October 6, 8.
 

No Fraser Train Service: May 8; September 23, 25, 29: October 1-3, 7.

Round Trip Service

Pick ups are made only at the times & locations listed in the Schedule

**Departures from Skagway at 8:40 AM and 12:40 PM require .5 mile bus transfer to train departure.