Alaska September 14, 2019
All Aboard The Train That Takes You To Go Hiking In The Alaskan Wilderness
If you’re looking for an incredible adventure, take a train to hike out to Laughton Glacier! This awesome train starts in Skagway and brings you up into the mountains to a breathtaking hike of one fabulous glacier. It’s a perfect day trip for anyone in Skagway who enjoys getting up close and personal with Alaskan wilderness!
If you're on the hunt for a grand adventure, look no further than this awesome train ride to Laughton Glacier Trail!
The Yukon Pass and Yukon Route Railway was established in 1899 and has been carrying passengers up the mountains and through the passes into Canada ever since. There are now fabulous different excursions offered to anyone who wants to experience the area further!
The Skagway to Laughton Round Trip Excursion is the perfect day hike for the adventurous family.
The train will take you up a narrow gauge railway for 14 miles. You will then stop and and detrain before beginning your 5-8 mile self-guided hike out to the glacier!
The hike is considered moderate and ends at the stunning Laughton Glacier.
You'll hike through old growth forest, over a beautiful river, and up a glacial moraine. This hike is uneven and in the wilderness of Alaska, so some experience is recommended.
You'll love every bit of the trail and there is even a U.S. Forest Service Cabin only 1.5 miles out on the trail.
You do have to make reservations for the cabin ahead of time, via the U.S. Forest Service. You'll have to book that separately from the train tickets.
The trip runs about three and a half hours total.
This trip does require a passport, as you'll be passing into Canada. It's an incredible trek for those in fairly good physical condition.
Prices are really affordable, costing $70.00 per adult and only $35.00 per child.
Make sure to book on their website as those are the best prices available. Book at least 24 hours in advance of your trip!
This train runs all summer season, from April 29th through October 3rd daily.
Make sure to make reservations way in advance, as Tuesday and Wednesday space is extremely limited.
Address: 231 Second Avenue, Skagway, AK 99840-0435
Have you ever taken the train to hike? What did you think? Would you do it again? Let us know in the comments below!
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