In 1987, Frontier Excursions & Adventures was founded by David and Jeanne Gonzalez. Since 2009 we have been owned and operated by Cris Siegel and Katie Leonetti. Cris and Katie are also owners and operators of Skagway Float Tours since 1997, providing outdoor adventures on the Chilkoot Trail and Taiya River near Skagway. We are committed to providing great tours, prices and service for all our customers.
We are excited about the upcoming season and hope you will join us on a fun adventure in Skagway!
What we'll do
The narrated drive up the gorgeous Klondike Highway parallels much of the Gold Rush Trail of 1898 where stampeders struggled to climb carrying their ton of goods during winter snows. Along the route are spectacular vistas of steep mountains of coastal rainforest and historical stops, including Brackett Wagon Road, Pitchfork Falls, Moore Creek Bridge, and views of the WP&YR railroad. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and watch for wildlife.
Upon cresting the White Pass Summit (3292 feet, 1003 meters), take in views of the sub-arctic alpine tundra of the "Tormented” Valley, with its crystal blue Summit Lake and snowcapped mountains.
At the US/Canadian border, have a photo opportunity with the Welcome to Alaska sign!
Our return trip takes us the Skagway Scenic Overlook, which offers a panoramic view of the entire town, harbor and cruise ships. Also included are the historic downtown (part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park) and the Gold Rush Cemetery to visit our infamous outlaw, Soapy Smith, and hear tales of the early pioneers.
Your guide will bring the Gold Rush to life with many stories of the history of the era.
We make plenty of stops for photos along the way! Our most economical tour and shortest option.
What to expect / what's provided
Some of the highlights of this tour include:
*Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
*Round Trip Distance: 36 miles
*Lunch not provided
*No passport required