Yukon Alaska Explorer
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Yukon and Alaska Hiking Tour

15 days

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Explore the best hiking and scenery of Alaska and Yukon

Yukon and Alaska encompass endless trails, ones that explode with fascinating tales of the past. This 15-day hiking tour has you staying in comfortable hotels while you explore the best of Alaska and Yukon.

Along the way, you will follow the paths of gold rush seekers, indigenous traders, prospectors, granting your imagination the chance to picture a life other than your own.

While the historical stories enrapture you, hiking through and among sprawling tundra, ice-coated mountains, and stark blue tarns will enchant you. During various points of the day, this tour will envelop you into a natural Wonderland-like world via explorations of renowned spots such as Denali National Park, the Coast Mountains, and Kluane National Park and Reserve. You will fill the remaining hours of the day meandering quirky towns, brimming with history and charm.

Highlights of the Yukon and Alaska Hiking Tour

Discover several historical and natural spots—parks, mountains—dotting Alaska and the Yukon by van and foot.
Get to know the intriguing tales of the Klondike Gold Rush when visiting the gold rush capital, Dawson City.
Walk the same paths that indigenous traders, prospectors, and gold rush hopefuls walked on, such as the start of the Chilkoot Trail.
Hop in a plane and fly over two notable viewpoints: the tallest peak in North America and the world’s largest non-polar ice field.

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From $3,795USD
15 days
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Yukon and Alaska Hiking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Whitehorse

Meet up with your guide at the airport before transferring to your hotel. Here, you’ll discuss the upcoming journey with your guide and the rest of your group.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Whitehorse
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Skagway

After munching on breakfast, take some time to walk around Whitehorse before hopping in the air-conditioned van and crossing the border to Skagway. Amid marveling at the spectacular views dotting the drive, you’ll stop at Carcross, a vibrant quaint village, for some coffee. Once you arrive in Skagway, you will tie up your hiking boots and embark on a mild hike along the beginning of the Chilkoot Trail. Keep in mind that you’re walking the same trail that gold rushers and indigenous traders have trekked. Spend the night relaxing in Skagway.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Skagway
Distance: 2-5 hours of hiking
Meals: None

Day 3 Haines Junction

Spend the morning promenading through Skagway, the quaint Alaskan town decorated with wild-west gold-rush style buildings. Please note that Skagway is also known as the “Gateway to the Klondike.” It’s almost impossible to let its rich history go unnoticed. Eventually, you will board a ferry to Haines before traversing the snow-capped Coast Mountains. Cross the border back into Canada and check into your hotel at Haines Junction.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Haines Junction
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 4 Kluane National Park

Enjoy a hearty breakfast and get ready for a day breathing in the fresh mountain air. Spend the entire day trekking through Kluane National Park. Notice the collection of quintessential Canadian scenery surrounding you as you hike to the pinnacle of Sheep Mountain: snow sweeping across mountains, bear activity, rocky ridges, concaves of trees, and the vast blue Kluane Lake. During the evening, you may get the chance to board a charter plane and fly over the largest non-polar ice field in the world. Spend the night back at Haines Junction.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Haines Junction
Distance: 2-5 hours of hiking
Meals: None

Day 5 Whitehorse

Another day, another hike! In the morning, you will head back to Kluane National Park for a stunning, easy hike along Auriol Trail. Expect to encounter grassy meadows and lakes while snow-capped peaks stand tall in the background. Travel back to Whitehorse in the afternoon.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Whitehorse
Distance: 2-5 hours of hiking
Meals: None

Day 6 Dawson City

Today you will leave Whitehorse for the eccentric, former boomtown: Dawson City. Before departing, you will head to the Beringia Centre for an informative glimpse into prehistoric times. En route to Dawson City, you’ll break at Five Finger Rapids. Admire the iconic natural view. Continue your journey to Dawson City, the gold rush capital. Check out Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall upon arrival.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Dawson City
Distance: 2-5 hours of hiking
Meals: None

Day 7 Tombstone Territorial Park

Drive two hours along the Dempster Highway to Tombstone Territorial Park, where you will hike amid towering syenite peaks, sprawling arctic tundra, and along ridges. Look out for herds of caribou dotting the dramatic views blanketing the park.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Dawson City
Distance: 2-5 hours of hiking
Meals: None

Day 8 Dawson City

Spend the day immersed in the rich historic tales spanning Dawson City. Some of the activities include stopping by Bonanza and Eldorado Creeks, where an active gold mine still exists and heading up to Mountain Dome for a whimsical snapshot of the magical landscape below. Enjoy the remaining hours strolling through the famed gold rush town.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Dawson City
Distance: 2-5 hours of hiking
Meals: None

Day 9 Top of the World Highway

Start the day by packing your bags and travelling along the Top of the World Highway back into Alaska. Wind through the high tundra until you reach the foot of Denali National Park. Check into your hotel in Glennallen.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Glennallen
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 10 Denali National Park

Get ready for a day travelling and exploring one of the most rural roads in Alaska. Twisting through epic scenery, you will hop out of the van for a myriad of short treks. Admire the glacial eskers snaking through the landscape as you drive and explore. If the weather allows, you will spend the evening overlooking North America’s tallest summit, Denali, via plane.
Overnight Location: Hotel in the vicinity of the park
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 11 Denali National Park

Travel by shuttle bus into the depths of Denali National Park. Witness a collection of animals and birds in their natural habitats such as wolves, grizzly bears, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, eagles, and coyotes.
Overnight Location: Hotel in the vicinity of the park
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 12 Seward

Hop in the van for a day of winding through anecdotes of history and past high tides that allure numerous beluga whales. Spend the night relaxing in Seward.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Seward
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 13 Cruise Kean

Today’s adventures include a morning hike along either the Iditarod Trail, Tonsina Beach, or inside Fort McGilvray. The afternoon includes more options: decide to go on another hike expedition or embark on a six-hour cruise drifting through the abundant marine life dotting the waters of Kenai Fjords National Park.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Seward
Distance: 2-5 hours of hiking
Meals: None

Day 14 Anchorage

After reaching Anchorage, spend the last full day of this tour at your leisure. Museum and history buffs can check out the Alaska Aviation Museum or the Museum of History and Art. Beer lovers can enjoy a tour of the microbreweries and craft beer. Meet up with your group in the evening for a fine dining experience.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Anchorage
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 15 Farwell

Say your goodbyes and get dropped off at either the airport or get transferred to a connecting program.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: None

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Yukon and Alaska Hiking Tour Price and Dates

This guided road trip tour in Alaska and Yukon is run as a fixed-departure tour where you’d be joining a group, however, custom private tours can be organized for those willing to travel with their group only (please contact us with your preferred date and the number of people in your group and we will create the itinerary just for you).

Prices below are per person:

May 31, 2022
Jun 14, 2022
From Whitehorse
To Anchorage
USD$3,795
15 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Jun 28, 2022
Jul 12, 2022
From Whitehorse
To Anchorage
USD$3,795
15 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Jul 26, 2022
Aug 09, 2022
From Whitehorse
To Anchorage
USD$3,795
15 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Aug 23, 2022
Sep 08, 2022
From Whitehorse
To Anchorage
USD$3,795
15 days / 5+ Spaces Left

Accommodation on Yukon and Alaska Hiking Tour

Expect to stay in two and three-star hotels on this tour. Each accommodation offers amenities that will only help to elevate your comfort. Rooms are double occupancy, but you can always upgrade to a single room for an additional fee. Save $350 USD per person by sharing rooms triple occupancy.

Please note that some of the accommodation listed below may need to be swapped for other similar places.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $1,575 USD to have a private room in a hotel when travelling with your group. Travelling alone? Don’t worry. It’s often possible to match single travelers up.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Hotel The Coast High Country Inn in Whitehorse

Cozy and clean hotel in a convenient location close to the downtown of Whitehorse.

Hotel Westmark Inn Skagway in Skagway

Decorated in Victorian style, this hotel is close to the main street of Skagway. The staff is friendly and the surrounding views are breathtaking!

Hotel Alcan Inn in Haines Junction

This cozy, family-friendly hotel has clean rooms, friendly staff and all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay.

Hotel The Coast High Country Inn in Whitehorse

Cozy and clean hotel in a convenient location close to the downtown of Whitehorse.

Hotel Westmark Inn in Dawson City

The rooms in this hotel are clean and each has a tv and a bath in it. This hotel also has a bar and a restaurant.

Caribou Hotel in Glennallen

This hotel in Glennallen has spacious rooms, accommodating staff and a restaurant that serves nice meals.

Hotel Totem Inn in Denali NP

This hotel is only a very short drive away from the stunning Denali National Park. Nearby you will find a few restaurants, a grocery store and a gas station.

Hotel Breeze Inn in Seward

This modern and beautiful hotel right near the marina has everything you need to make your stay in Seward relaxing and comfortable.

Hotel Coast Inn in Anchorage

This is hotel is right near the airport. The rooms are clean and spacious and the staff is very friendly!

What’s included in the Yukon and Alaska Hiking Tour?

Meals

You are in charge of purchasing your own meals and drinks.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 14 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your gear is included from pick-up at the airport in Whitehorse to drop-off at the airport in Anchorage.

Also Included

  • An expert guide throughout the entire trip
  • Entrance fees for the national parks
  • Denali National Park day trip
  • All taxes

Not included

  • Flights to get to Whitehorse or out of Anchorage
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal necessities
  • Optional tour guide gratuity
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax) - 5%

Optional Extras

  • Optional activities during the tour
  • Extra night before the tour in Whitehorse
  • Extra night after the tour in Anchorage

Frequently Asked Questions about Yukon and Alaska Hiking Tour

Ruby Range Adventure has been guiding visitors to the Yukon and Alaska for over 30 years. They are a Yukon-based wilderness tour operator providing an unmatched experience and a genuine love of the North in every trip they lead.

Ruby Range’s guides are qualified to lead guests into the deepest wilderness and knowledgeable enough to explain the rich history of the communities that dot the landscape.

They recognize that their livelihood is based on the environment, so they work to protect the balance between man and nature by limiting group size and choosing eco-conscious excursions.

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Yukon and Alaska Hiking Tour Map

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Is this tour for me?

This tour is rated as a 3 / 5. This hiking tour is suitable for anybody with a good level of fitness, you should be comfortable walking up to 5 hours a day. You will stay in comfortable accommodations throughout and have a lot of leisure time.

Local Guide

Stephan, Ruby Range Adventure
Stephan
Whitehorse, Yukon

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