Enjoy a spectacular scenic flight over mountains and glaciers to the nearby town of Skagway to enjoy the White Pass Summit Train Ride. 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. Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, this narrow gauge railroad is an International Historic Civil Engineering landmark – a designation shared with the Panama Canal, the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty.
The WP & YR climbs nearly 3,000 feet in just 20 miles and features steep grades of up to 3.9%, cliff-hanging turns of 16 degrees, two tunnels and numerous bridges and trestles. See the steel cantilever bridge which was the tallest of its kind in the world when it was constructed. Enjoy a breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles and historic sites. This forty-mile round trip excursion climbs from tidewater at Skagway to the Summit of the White Pass – a 2,865-foot elevation. Tens of thousands of men and 450 tons of explosives overcame harsh climate and challenging geography to create “the railway built of gold.”
Weather permitting, you will fly over some parts of Glacier Bay National Park going to and from Skagway which is incredibly scenic and will be a highlight of the day!