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Skagway White Pass Railroad Summit Excursion & Train Tour

645 reviews

Excursion Overview

Take an unforgettable journey aboard Skagway's scenic railway!

The Skagway White Pass Railroad Summit Excursion is our most popular Skagway excursion! Begin your excursion as you board the train in Skagway and travel 20 miles from tidewater to the Summit of the White Pass - a 2,865-foot elevation! Every passenger enjoys vast canyon views and complimentary bottled water throughout the fully narrated tour.

On this Skagway train tour, relax in vintage passenger coaches as you retrace the original route to the White Pass summit, passing Bridal Veil Falls, Inspiration Point, and Dead Horse Gulch. Enjoy a breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles, and historic sites along the White Pass Railroad. See the original Klondike Trail of 1898 worn into the rocks, a permanent tribute to the thousands of souls who passed this way in search of fortune.

Passports are NOT required for this tour. Passenger coaches are heated and are equipped with restrooms. Please specify if you are traveling with a wheelchair. There is a short walk to the meeting location - a shuttle is available to take for an additional price paid to the shuttle driver day of.

Train Sold Out? Explore scenic Skagway another way!

Due to high demand, you may notice certain dates are unavailable to book for the 2024 season. Discover additional excursions to explore the White Pass, Klondike Highway, Yukon Territory, and more: Skagway Sightseeing and Yukon Tours

Train tours in October 2024:

Please note that from October 6th-23rd 2024, a slightly shorter tour, Journey to Inspiration Point will be operating. This shortens the Summit tour by a little more than a mile to allow for ongoing bridge maintenance before the snow arrives. A reduced fare will be reflected in your shopping cart due to the change in tour length.

Things You Need to Know


  • Bottled water


  • There are no additional requirements for this excursion.

Duration: 2.75 hours (Roundtrip from downtown Skagway.)

  • 2.75 hours - roundtrip scenic train trip to White Pass Summit

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the Skagway Train Depot. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is wheelchair/mobility scooter accessible. Guests that require accessibility accommodations, must go to the train depot 30 minutes before departure for additional time in loading. However, space is limited in lift-equipped cars. An optional shuttle, the Skagway Municipal and Regional Transit (SMART Bus) is available to take guests to/from the docks to the Train Depot for an additional fee on the day of the tour. Please leave a comment during checkout if accessibility accommodations will be required. If the operator is unaware beforehand of necessary accommodations, they may not be able to accommodate guests the day of.

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

No, a valid passport is not required for this tour.

There is a short walk to the meetup location. Guests have the option to purchase tickets for the Skagway Municipal and Regional Transit (SMART Bus)

No, although you will be entering Canada on this tour you will not be permitted to exit the train until it returns to Skagway.

Yes, each train car is equipped with a restroom.

Yes, this tour is a scenic train trip up and down the mountain pass.

Each rail car holds approximately 43 passengers. We do not assign seats, passengers will be instructed by the Station Master which train car they are welcome to board. Once in the assigned car, passengers are free to choose any seat available. Passengers will not be given their car assignment until the day of travel when they meet with the Station Master.

Guests must be able to climb steps into the train and bus. This tour has limited wheelchair accessible seating available upon request.

Layered clothing is recommended, it is possible for slight temperature drops due to elevation however the train cars are heated.

There are no age restrictions for this tour.

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

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

Bottled water is included.


Guest Reviews


645 total


Karen K

On Oct 2023

The excursion was amazing. The trains are pristine and perfectly restored. The scenery was beautiful. The cars were warm and comfortable on a cold, drizzly day. I highly recommend.

Sade J

On Oct 2023

This was an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING experience. If you re debating on rather or not you should do this excursionâ go for it.

Kevin Y

On Oct 2023

This train ride was amazing, it was definitely one of our highlights of our trip to Alaska. I would definitely recommend this excursion.

Michael Y

On Oct 2023

such a beautiful scenic tour. the guide was very informative would definitely do again

Cheryl S

On Sep 2023

I enjoyed the Skagway White Pass Railroad Summit Excursion. It had beautiful mountain and stream views and we were giving a great deal of information as we traveled up the Summit. I would highly recommend this tour.


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Duration: 2.75 hours

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Duration: 2.75 hours

Adult: $146.00

Child (3-12): $73.00

Infant (Free Under 3): $0.00

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