The South Klondike Highway is not only the most scenic route to the Yukon and Interior Alaska, it also is a vital commercial link. You will be driving this highway with large trucks hauling various commodities, and large buses carrying other tourists. Also watch for bicycle tours and sightseers. Drive safely and enjoy the ride.
Skagway is 110 miles from downtown Whitehorse. The South Klondike Highway junction is 12 miles south of Whitehorse. Travellers then cross another 46-miles of Yukon, 37 miles of British Columbia and 15 miles of Alaska. The descent from the 3,292 ft. White Pass highway summit to Skagway’s sea level is accomplished over a distance of 14 miles. The route is very scenic and wildlife is commonly seen along the many lakes and waterways. The White Pass & Yukon Route offers rail tours on its historical narrow gauge railroad through the White Pass if you prefer to relax and enjoy the same sights experienced by gold rush stampeders.