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Skagway Chilkoot Horseback Adventure Tour

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!

Included: Snacks and beverages.

Please note: Participants MUST be under 250lbs (113kg) and over 58 inches in height (148 centimeters).

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


  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Snacks and beverages


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

Duration: 3.5 hours. Tour times below are approximate:

  • 1 hour - roundtrip guide-narrated transportation
  • 30 minutes - safety orientation 
  • 1.75 hours - horseback ride through the Alaskan wilderness
  • 15 minutes - refreshments (salmon pate, lemonade, hot chocolate, and coffee)

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.

Do I need prior horseback riding experience to participate?

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

What should I wear for this tour?

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

Are there any age or physical restrictions?

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

If my child is shorter than 58 inches, can they ride with me?

No. All participants ride their own horse 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. 

Can I bring a backpack?

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

Can I bring my own food or drink?

Non-alcoholic beverages in a closeable containters and are allowed on tour.

Are food and drink included?

Snacks and beverages are included.

Are guests under the age of 18 allowed to participate in this tour alone?

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

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Customer Reviews
May 2023 - Greg O.

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!

Aug 2022 - Shaorn W.

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.

Aug 2022 - Siiri K.

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!

Jun 2022 - James S.

A lovely relaxed horseback ride in beautiful scenery. A unique experience not available anywhere else. Friendly staff, good horses and great value for money! Thanks to guides Joe and Thor - especially to Blaze the pony.

May 2022 - Donna B.

Connor was great! He made this experience so fun. It was a once in a lifetime moment and we loved every minute of it! We definately would recommend your company to anyone who ask! Thank you again!!

May 2022 - Terry P.

Fun time! We had one with us that had never been on a horse. This was perfect for her!

May 2022 - John G.

Great company to work with. Even though our excursion was cancelled due to injuries to the horses. I was contact first thing in the morning and offered another excursion to replace this one. Will use again one our next adventure into Alaska.

Sep 2019 - Amanda Z.

Everyone was so nice and we had a great time!

Sep 2019 - Ena C.

The staff themselves were extremely knowledgeable and friendly; however, the tour itself was sort of boring because we did not go fast and just plodded along a trail just looking at woods and getting to know the personalities and names of the horses that we were all riding (and would never meet again). There was one section where it was pretty and we were on a plain but it was just all right. I could've been anywhere riding a horse.

Aug 2019 - Brenda M.

We had a great time. Beautiful stroll through the wooded area and wonderful view of the mountains. Loved hearing about each horse and their personalities. Only thing to be careful of was our ship ported in Haines instead of Skagway and we had to take the $$$ fairy over.

Aug 2019 - Karen B.

A beautiful ride through the forest to the open flats. Horses well cared for and so gentle, great handlers. Made me feel like I was on the frontier. Thanks so much.

Aug 2019 - Aaron R.

The crew and horses where all amazing from top to bottom. The knowledge of the guides on the surroundings and their knowledge of each horse's attitudes and tendencies was absolute professional. The only thing that we were slightly disappointed on was completely our fault. We expected the ride to be a more "off the beaten" remote trail. Something along a creek in the woods or out in a meadow , and possibly up a slight rise on a mountain or basically something that would put you in a more wild Alaska feeling. This trail was just down the side of gravel road with a few cars and other motorist meeting you. When we made our way out to the open part there were several other groups of people either fishing or sightseeing. We rested four 5 minutes and headed back. Not quite the trail ride we expected or are used to but that was completely our fault for not asking those questions before hand. Like I mentioned, the horses where great and the crew was great at telling stories and facts. Honestly we probably learned more on Alaska from that group than any other on the whole trip.

Jul 2019 - Shannon Y.

Horses & staff were nice! Overall experience and scenery was pleasant!

Jul 2019 - Tracey J.

Awesome day out. Horses are well cared for. I would recommend this excursion.

Jul 2019 - Damon L.

A nice family friendly tour. Horses are easy to ride and handle. Especially good for families with children.

Jun 2019 - Steffanie C.

Now this was a fantastic excursion!! My daughter and I loved it. The girls at the ranch were awesome.. would highly recommend it. The actual ride is about 2 hrs.

Jun 2019 - George K.

Great tour! Would highly recommend to anyone. My son's favorite part of our cruise. Horses were very gentle, rain forest was beautiful and so nice to see from a horse. Very personal experience. Guides were very helpful and knowledgeable. I had no experience with a horse, and yet did just fine. Our guide, Sarah, was totally in control and remained calm when a brown bear crossed our path just 100 ft. behind us. "Oh ... look it's a bear" she quietly said. We turned just in time to see it walk past. That is quite a memory! She provided fun narration and assistance throughout the tour. Concluded with hot chocolate and snacks.

Jun 2019 - Jessica A.

Great time exploring the scenary. Had a longer time than expected on the horses.

Jun 2019 - Marilyn T.

Loved this relaxing horse ride. Beautiful area.

Aug 2018 - Willa I.

Great experience

Jul 2018 - Carol M.

Wonderful horseback ride though the beautiful forest. A very special adventure which we will remember forever. Gorgeous, breathtaking scenery!

Jul 2018 - Sabrina K.

Great experience! The guides were great.

Jul 2018 - Ian M.

Really enjoyed the horseback ride. Haven't been on a horse since I was a child but the horses were well behaved and I had no trouble controlling the horse. Riding through the forest and out onto the open flats was very relaxing and the scenery was beautiful.

Jun 2018 - Karyl S.

Wonderful - peaceful - beautiful Would do this again in a heartbeat!!

Sep 2017 - Linda H.

Had a great time. The guides were terrific. They were very friendly and very informative. I would definitely recommend this excursion. Linda

Sep 2017 - Gail B.

Although the weather was not the best, it was an awesome ride into the wilderness. Our guides were great and learned a lot about each horse

Jul 2017 - Joel R.

This was a nice, relaxing time on our trip. Our guides were very informative, providing historical and current information while we rode through a peaceful setting. The tidal flats were a highlight, with amazing views and open spaces. This was a highlight of our time in Skagway.

Jun 2017 - Trista O.

Beautiful views, amazing horses, and the instructors were fantastic! Very knowledgeable in area around them and great with any help you need with the horses. Highly recommend it!

Jun 2017 - William V.

The team was great! The ride was nice and the horses well trained. A very good experience.

Sep 2016 - Jason B.

we loved the horse ride would of liked to go more off the road though it seemed like we were always on a road and not a trail. JDot the tour guide on the bus was very good and informational. Joe our horse guide did a wonderful job for only being there for 5 months. overall very satisfied. Thank you

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Duration: 3.5 hours

Number of Passengers *

Adult (12+): $180.00

Under 12

Child (Over 58″): $180.00

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