Skagway Chilkoot Horseback Adventure Tour

32 reviews

Excursion Overview


See the remains of what was once a city of 10,000 greedy stampeders as you wind your way through one of Alaska's most breathtaking valleys just as the original stampeders did...on horseback!

Your horseback riding adventure begins with a narrated tour by van through the historic town of Skagway out to our ranch in Dyea. Along the way, you'll see some of Alaska's most beautiful back-country wilderness and part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Park.

Your Chilkoot exploration will begin deep in the heart of Dyea Valley and bring you to its original townsite near the waterfront. Along the way, your guides will enthrall you with stories of the area's gold rush history "Sourdough" style. You'll appreciate our gentle horses as you pose for a picture or watch the abundant wildlife. Riders of all experience levels are welcome to participate as no running of the horses is allowed on the trip; just an easy walk to give everyone plenty of time to enjoy the scenery.

When you've finished your trek on horseback, sit down with your guides as you enjoy a beverage and some of our famous Alderwood smoked salmon pate!

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Snacks and beverages (salmon pate, lemonade, hot chocolate, and coffee)


  • Maximum weight: 250 lbs
  • Minimum height: 58 inches

Duration: 3.5 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 1 hour - roundtrip guide-narrated transportation
  • 30 minutes - safety orientation
  • 1.75 hours - horseback ride through the Alaskan wilderness
  • 15 minutes - refreshments

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets on the cruise ship dock. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

All skill levels are welcome to take part in this tour.

Dress for the weather. Layered clothing with some water resistance is advised as the weather conditions are highly variable.

There are no specific age restrictions for this tour, however, participants must be a minimum of 58 inches tall and weigh less than 250 lbs. Please advise your guide if you have any injuries that require additional assistance.

No. All participants ride their own horses and must be at least 58 inches tall (4'10). We are unable to make exceptions to this rule to ensure the safety of both guests and animals.

Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour.

Non-alcoholic beverages in closeable containers and snacks are allowed on tour.

Snacks and beverages are included.

Unfortunately, guests under the age of 18 are not allowed to participate in the tour without being accompanied by an adult.


Guest Reviews


32 total


Lara P

On Aug 2023

We had a great time on the horseback adventure. The guides were knowledgeable and a lot of fun. It was a very rainy day but they had a fire going and snacks when we returned so we warmed up and dried off quickly.

Jeremy G

On Jul 2023

The scenery was gorgeous. All the staff were very nice. The horses were easy to ride and very calm. Wish the trail could have been better. It was an out and back ride so in the 2nd half of the ride there was nothing new. Would have enjoyed riding more in the open valley.

Greg O

On May 2023

Our family of 5 enjoyed this excursion in May 2023. Don't let the sticker shock deter you! It is worth every penny! You will discover the staff to be fun to be around, and professional. Ask them lots of questions! They have a great depth of knowledge of the horses, etc. You will be in great hands! We rode for over an hour and half, and enjoyed hot chocolate and refreshments around a campfire afterwards. What a great touch! We even got to feed the horses some oats afterwards. Another delight, especially for our 11 year old daughter! The horses are tame, stable, calm, safe. The scenery is breath-taking! Wow! We could not have asked for a better excursion! And there is nothing the staff could have done to make it even better! Words are barely adequate to share how glad we were to take this excursion with such an amazing team of people!

Shaorn W

On Aug 2022

I enjoyed the ride; the horses were well-behaved and the guides did a nice job. I was a little disappointed that we did so much road riding, and that we spent a fair amount of time hanging out in a pasture with the horses grazing. As an experienced rider, I would love to come back and do more of an advanced ride on actual trails through the forest.

Siiri K

On Aug 2022

Nice ride through the Alaskan rain forest! Staff was waiting at the pier and provided history and commentary during the ride to the stable. The horses were well behaved and I enjoyed Sundance very much! Throughout the ride, Tanner was not only funny but also very concerned with guest safety and comfort. Very well run!


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Duration: 3.5 hours

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Duration: 3.5 hours

Adult (12+): $180.00

Under 12

Child (Over 58″): $180.00