Nature February 22, 2018
Tour This Old Growth Rainforest In Alaska For An Unforgettable Adventure
When you are visiting Skagway, you can ride a train into the Sawtooth Mountains for a truly memorable day trip. The Sawtooth Mountain Nature Hike takes you through the Tongass National Forest with talented and knowledgeable guides. This fun daytrip works for groups of all sizes, all ages and levels. This fascinating excursion will truly illuminate a gorgeous pocket of the world and get you out in the fresh air.
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The Sawtooth Mountain Nature Hike is one of the many day trips you can take in Skagway to explore the beauty of the lush rainforest around the charming small town.
This trip features a train ride for a day in the mountains, a perfect family trip that easily tailors to your groups desires. The natural world is breathtaking in this part of Alaska.
To get to the trailhead, a guide will meet you in downtown Skagway and head to the Railway Station. After the ride, you’ll arrive at the Denver Station, a small depot high in the Sawtooth Mountains.
The White Pass Railway takes you up into the Sawtooth Mountains, a 5.5 mile train ride that takes a little under ten minutes. This thrilling start to the journey is accompanied by detailed area and safety information.
Running since 1898, the White Pass & Yukon Railway begins at sea level and ascends the White Pass, the border between Alaska and Canada, at an elevation of 2,865 feet.
Tour groups are comprised of different smaller groups. They provide several guides for the hike so that groups can split into various ability levels.
The supervised berry-picking is a part of the day on sunny summer days when the bushes are thick with berries. There are also many opportunities to practice nature photography on the plants and wildlife photography.
Each small group gets a detailed, guided tour with scientific and historical information about the Gold Rush and the forest ecosystem. It’s a 3.5 hour tour total with the train ride, the hike, and time for snacks.
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Have you ridden the White Pass Railway or been on the Sawtooth Mountain Nature Hike? Tell us about it in the comments below?