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Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site of Canada

How to Get There

Regional Setting of the Chilkoot Trail
Regional setting of the Chilkoot Trail
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Dyea Trailhead (Alaska)

The Dyea trailhead is a distance of 16 km / 10 miles from Skagway, Alaska. Access is by all weather dirt road. Overnight parking is available in Dyea at the National Parks Service campground located 1 km / ½ mile from the trailhead. There are a number of private shuttles that provide transport from Skagway to the trailhead at Dyea. While these services are reliably available individual operators vary from season to season and specific contact information is not available until the onset of the summer hiking season. Contact information for these services is available at the Trail Centre.

Map of Chilkoot Trail
Chilkoot Trail facilities map
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Skagway is accessible by road from Whitehorse, Yukon, via the South Klondike Highway. During the summer visitor season there is daily bus service between Whitehorse and Skagway. Vehicle rentals are also available in Whitehorse. There are both ferry and commuter air service to Skagway from Juneau, Alaska.

For further information contact:

City of Skagway
1-888-762-1898 Toll free

Alaska Marine Highway (ferry)
1-800-642-0066 Toll free

Bennett Trailhead (British Columbia)

There is no road to Bennett. Access is by train, from Carcross, Yukon or Skagway; and floatplane from Whitehorse.

Carcross is accessible by road from Whitehorse via the South Klondike Highway. During the summer visitor season there is daily bus service between Whitehorse and Carcross. Vehicle rentals are also available in Whitehorse.

There is no phone or cell phone service at Bennett. All post-hike travel arrangements must be made prior to starting the trail. Contact carriers directly:

White Pass and Yukon Route Railway
1-800-343-7373 Toll free

Alpine Aviation
1-867-668-7725