Located on the Alaskan Panhandle, the small city of Skagway is best known for being the gateway to the Yukon Territory during the Klondike Gold Rush in the 1890’s. With only one day to visit, you’ll have time to see historic downtown Skagway and enjoy an outdoor adventure. Here's how.
For stunning views over Skagway and its environs, take a scenic drive along the road to Dyea and follow the turnoff to the Overlook.
The viewing platform at the Skagway Overlook takes in the town of Skagway, waterways and surrounding peaks dusted with snow.
Bring your camera and set it to panoramic to capture wide-angle shots of the Skagway River, and inlets and waterways like neighboring Smugglers Cove.
Tours heading to the White Pass summit take time so visitors can appreciate the views over Skagway from the Overlook observation platform.
Photo by Bill & Vicki Tracey, sourced from Wikimedia Commons
Dyea Road, Skagway, AK 99840
The Skagway Overlook is around 2.5 miles (4km) from downtown Skagway, just off the road to Dyea.