Alaska June 03, 2018
Sleep In This Train Car In Alaska For A Magical Adventure
When visiting Skagway, the White Pass and Yukon Railroad is as much a part of the experience of life in the area as anything could be. Early pioneers headed over the Chilkoot Trail from this small Alaskan town and access to the Yukon from the deep-water port at Skagway has long been an important function of the spot. In modern times, you can take a train ride into the Yukon to see the incredible views and imagine life of long ago. In this picturesque setting lies an adorable little train car retired from service. The Denver Caboose is perched in the mountains and staying here is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Hike the Denver Glacier Trail and stay at this amazing train car in Alaska.
Make a reservation for the Caboose here.
The Denver Caboose is in the Tongass National Forest at the foot of the Denver Glacier. Travelers flock here for the stunning views and fresh mountain air.
Zoom past gorgeous scenery on your way up the 5.8 miles to the Denver Stop. The Caboose, the trailhead for glacier hike, and site-seeing lookout for the East Fork Skagway River and the Sawtooth Mountains.
Access to the Denver Caboose is strictly via the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. The seasonal summer route runs May 1 through September 30 each year.
Make reservations at least 24 hours in advance for train transport to the Caboose. Rate information and reservations are available by calling the railroad at 1-800-343-7373.
The Caboose is an ideal base camp for outdoor enthusiasts who want to hike to the Denver Glacier. Stay here overlooking a beautiful river valley before or after setting out on the full day adventure.
The is surrounded by spruce and hemlock rainforest. Take the 9 mile out-and-back Denver Glacier hike or just wander the area.
Take proper precautions as there are moose and bear in the area. The Tongass National Forest will give you information when you make the reservation.
The room is a White Pass and Yukon Railroad train caboose that was retired. The style is 1960's style train car sleeps six people with a double bunk and four single bunks.
The cabin is simple and you need to bring your own gear, but it provides warm, dry accommodations after a day on the trail. Amenities include a table with benches, an oil heater (#1 stove oil), food preparation space, a campfire ring and an outhouse.
There is also a special bunk nicknamed the "observatory penthouse" that has windows on all sides and an access ladder. Spend the night here for incredible views of Alaska.
This epic adventure is perfect for the train enthusiasts and the mountain lovers. Take the train to stay at the Denver Caboose at this magical spot in Alaska.
If you stay the Denver Caboose and want to sight see in the area,
This Historic Train Ride In Alaska Will Lead You Straight Into Another Country. And while you’re in Skagway, This Haunted Brothel Museum In Alaska Is Not For The Faint Of Heart.
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