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Audio Tour

See dazzling Emerald Lake!

The Road to Emerald Lake
The Road to Emerald Lake guidebook and driving tour follows the Gold Rush Trail from Skagway, Alaska to the Yukon’s dazzling Emerald Lake. Along the way, the road clings to steep mountainsides and curves along spectacular alpine lakes. This is a perfect half-day trip for cruise ship passengers or travelers to Skagway, Alaska.

The Road to Emerald Lake will lead you to some of the best sights in Alaska!
✓ Discover hidden attractions
✓ Learn about the history, geography, and people of Alaska
✓ Dozens of points of interest
✓ See the most interesting sights

This engaging guide will show you the way!
With this guidebook, you’ll tour from Skagway, Alaska over the dramatic White Pass along the route of the White Pass and Yukon Railway, drive past spectacular lakes and rugged mountain peaks, explore historic Carcross, and see dazzling Emerald Lake before retracing your route back to Skagway in 4 – 5 hours round trip.*

Listen to a sample of the tour:

White Pass

Emerald Lake Adventure Audio Tour

Download audio guide (55.8 MB MP3 audio file)**
See important note below

The audio tour will show you:

✓ The storied history of the Klondike Gold Rush
✓ Beautiful waterfalls
✓ The world’s smallest desert
✓ Gorgeous mountain views
✓ The barren drama of the Tormented Valley
✓ Historic Carcross, Yukon


What’s included in the audio tour:

✓ The best 11 stops along the Klondike Highway
✓ Panoramic views of the Coast Mountains
✓ The most jaw-dropping picture stops
✓ Listen on any mobile device


Benefits of using The Road to Emerald Lake guide and tour:

✓ You go at your own pace
✓ An experienced tour guide
✓ No tour bus crammed with tourists
✓ You drive while I show you the way


Emerald Lake, Yukon
Emerald Lake

Detailed tour description

Experienced tour guide Steve Sullivan will tell you the story of great Klondike gold rush and you’ll follow in the very footsteps of those stampeders as they searched for riches. You’ll hear the storied history of the White Pass Trail and the White Pass and Yukon Railway, see beautiful waterfalls like Pitchfork, Bridal Veil and Moore Creek Falls while catching gorgeous views up the Skagway River Valley and the rugged mountain peaks of the Coast Mountains.

After you ascend the pass you’ll cross the nearly barren beauty of the Tormented Valley and drive past the spectacular forested mountain lakes of Tutshi and the Windy Arm of Tagish Lake before arriving in historic Carcross to explore this ruggedly quaint little town at your leisure. Take a walking tour, drop by the totem pole carving shed and watch carvers in action, or if you’re into outdoor adventure, Carcross has world-class mountain biking, kite-boarding, and hiking. Then drop by the world’s smallest desert just before your stop at dazzling Emerald Lake. Steve will be your guide every step of the way, filling you in on the fascinating history, stories, and adventures of one of the most beautiful drives in the north.

Car rental in Skagway is available from Avis, Alaska Green Jeeps, (both seasonal) and Sourdough Rentals (year-round).


* Your trip time will vary depending on how many stops you make.

** Simply download the MP3 file after purchase and transfer to any audio or MP3 player, phone, or play them on your computer (not recommended while driving!). You will receive the download link after payment is made. Open it with your iTunes or other audio player. MP3 audio tours do not have chapter breaks or subheadings.

Important note: the audio tour may take quite some time to download if using cellular data (up to 10 minutes) and won’t play until it fully downloads. Trying to start the download again only starts the process over. It’s highly recommended you download the audio tour via WiFi. Or download to a computer and then transfer it to your mobile device.