Skagway


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AB Mountain


Distance: 11 km
Elevation Gain: 1175 m (3855 ft)
Time: 5-7 hours
Difficulty: Difficult

The steep trail up to AB Mountain gives you the best of both worlds - ocean and mountain views. The jaw dropping, 360 degree views of Taiya Inlet, Dyea, the town of Skagway, and the numerous peaks and glaciers won't disappoint you. You can choose to go as far as you like, either to the first viewpoint (10.6 km return), the second (12.2 km return) or even to the summit (17.4 km return) depending on the amount of time and energy you have.

Denver Glacier


Distance: 10 km
Elevation Gain: 320 m (1050 ft)
Time: 2.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy

The Denver Glacier hike is an easy hike through the coastal forest for a peek at the Denver Glacier. The hike is accessible via a short train ride from Skagway, Alaska. It can be done in a day by coordinating the train drop off and pick up times, or better yet you can book the retrofitted 1960s caboose cabin and get the full experience.

Laughton Glacier


Distance: 8 km
Elevation Gain: 318 m (1043 ft)
Time: 3.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy

Take the train to a cabin below a glacier! The Laughton Glacier is a short hike that can be done in one day, or as an overnight trip with a cabin to stay in. It is a well-developed trail leading to a view of the Laughton Glacier, spilling down between rocky peaks.

Sturgill's Landing


Distance: 10 km
Elevation Gain: 100 m (328 ft)
Time: 4 hours
Difficulty: Easy

Sturgill's Landing takes you through a nice array of landscapes. A walk through the forest, beside a lake, and down to the oceanside. There are basic camping facilities at the end of the trail.

Upper Dewey Lake


Distance: 8 km
Elevation Gain: 922 m (3025 ft)
Time: 4.5 hours
Difficulty: Moderate

Nestled below a cirque of rocky peaks and a glacier, Upper Dewey Lake is a breathtaking place for a picnic or an overnight hike. There are two cabins, one is free, the other can be rented, and there are picnic tables by the lake. The hike up to the lake is steep, but well worth the effort.