Alaska Creepy, Hiking, Nature March 22, 2022
The Creepiest Hike In Alaska Takes You Through The Ruins Of A Ghost Town
If you’re looking for the creepiest hike in Alaska, head on out to Dyea, one of Alaska’s most infamous ghost towns. The Chilkoot Pass Trail starts right in the National Historic Landmark of Dyea and takes you through some of the prettiest countryside in Alaska. So grab your gear and head on out to this creepy hike in Alaska.
The old town of Dyea, Alaska boomed during the Gold Rush.
Located right outside of Skagway, it’s located within Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. It’s a town that at it’s height it had 3,500 residents and 150 businesses.
It’s a National Historic Landmark, and the famous Chilkoot Pass Trail starts in this old ghost town.
Thousands of people traveled through Dyea on the Chilkoot Pass Trail to get to the goldfields. When news of the Klondike strike hit the media, Dyea boomed in 1897.
The trail is 31.4 miles long, from point to point.
It’s a long, strenuous trail that is absolutely breathtaking. The trail covers over 6,000 feet in elevation gain throughout its entirety.
Many pair the hike with a train ride on the White Pass and Yukon Railroad.
This makes it a less strenuous loop, and much easier to accomplish. Take the same trail the gold miners did from the ghost town of Dyea, and hike the Chilkoot Pass Trail to relive some of the historical connection to over a hundred years ago.
The ghost town of Dyea still has remnants of the town in its heyday.
Many of the old buildings of the town ended up being reused by homesteaders. But the townsite itself is now a major archeological site.
You can take a self-guided tour through the old townsite.
And if you want to spend a night in the area, camp at the National Park Service campground before you start your hike up the Chilkoot Pass Trail.
However you choose to explore the area, you should know that this epic hike should be on everyone’s bucket list.
With amazing history and plenty of great scenery, it’s a must-see when you’re in Skagway. It’s a creepy adventure that you’ll definitely want to do!
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If you’re visiting this ghost town, make sure to
Relax In The Skagway Inn, An Original Gold Rush Boarding House In Alaska. Address: Dyea, Skagway, AK 99840, USA