AROUND The Swaying Spruce
Adventure around our cabins, skagway and dyea
Our guest cabins are the perfect getaway for every type of traveler. Whether you are staying here to enjoy the great Alaskan outdoors, visiting family or friends, or a history buff retracing the steps of the Klondike Goldrush there is plenty for you to take advantage of in and around Skagway and we are here to help you do just that!
We can help you with coordinating and booking the many guided trips offered around town. From ziplining and helicopter glacier tours to breathtaking river float tours we can assist you in picking the perfect adventure when you make your reservation with us. If you would like to plan your own un-guided adventure we can give you lots of insight!
Skagway is unique in it's offering of guided trips. There are hundreds of tours that suit just about everyone's interests. Please let us know during booking if you are interested in having us set up a guided trip for you.
KLONDIKE GOLDRUSH NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK
Downtown Skagway on Broadway St. you will step into a time of brothels, gold and no law! Welcome to the Klondike Goldrush National Historic Park. Be prepared to shop, dine and be entertained.
The Chilkoot Trail was made famous during the goldrush, as thousands of gold hungry people travelled its 33 miles to Bennette Lake and onward to Dawson City in search of Gold. Today the Chilkoot Trail is visited and hiked by many backpackers each year. There are shuttle services that provide transportation to the trailhead. A permit is needed May-October in order to do this hike. This trail can be done as a guided trip, or on your own. For more information visit the NPS website.
ADVENTURING ON YOUR OWN
A few suggestions for day trips:
Take a ferry to near by Haines and discover the beauty of another small Alaskan mountain town.
Hiking is a favorite past time for Skagway locals and for good reason! There are a ton of well maintained trails just outside of town that provide beautiful scenery and are not overly populated. If you are lucky, your hike may include wildlife. We love to give helpful tips about local trails so please ask! Some of our favorites include: Yakutania Point, Smugglers Cove, Lower Dewey, Upper Dewey, Sturgills Landing, Dyea Flats, AB mountain, and the Chilkoot Trail.