After living in Alaska for a number of years, I’ve always wanted to visit Skagway. I finally built it in to my journey. If you don’t take the ferry out to Haines, AK, Skagway is one hundred miles out of your direction if you are going north towards Whitehorse, YT. It was worth it. It’s a standard Alaskan scene for most of the time, until you leave the high plateau and dive down into the canyon carver by the Skagway river. This is the canyon all of the Klondike miners had to climb up thorough to reach the gold fields of Canada after being deposited from a ship at Skagway. This canyon was breath taking and a good slow 3rd gear ride was required.
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This is the canyon that heads into Skagway.
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