A wilderness trek to the magnificent Laughton Glacier combined with a scenic train ride aboard the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railway make this a very memorable adventure. Enjoy a 14-mile train ride filled with spectacular waterfalls, rushing rivers and jagged mountain peaks. At Glacier Station, you will begin a guided 4 to 6 mile roundtrip hike that winds along the Skagway River to Laughton Glacier. The terrain changes dramatically as you leave the forest, hike up the riverbed and climb over a boulder field onto the glacier. Enjoy breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views, exposed crevasses and moulins. Back at the trailhead, you will be greeted with a traditional "Bush Buffet" followed by a relaxing train ride back to town.
Minimum age - 9 years. Guests should be in good physical condition, able to walk over uneven and sometimes challenging terrain including rocks and tree roots, in various weather conditions. Hiking boots or shoes with ankle support are recommended, but walking or athletic shoes are acceptable. Dress in layers as temperatures range between 50-75 degrees. Lumbar packs, trekking poles, raingear, hats and gloves are provided. Snow may limit travel on Glacier during the months of May and early June. A passport is required for all guests. This excursion includes extreme/difficult activity. Due to both the depth of snow and the layer of ice covering the trail, in May, guests will be provided with snowshoes. The duration of the hike may change depending on the snow conditions and fitness levels. For safety reasons, pregnant women and guests with back or neck injuries, high blood pressure or heart conditions may not participate on this excursion.