Dyea by Bike

A self-guided adventure along a scenic coastal gravel road.

Location: Skagway

Cost: $59 per person ($79 for E-Bike)

Riding: 9 miles each way on a combination of paved and gravel roads.

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Tour the beautiful coastal Dyea Road at your own pace

Set out from town and ride at your own pace.  The ride covers 9 miles each direction, the majority of which is on a low traffic gravel road. The road follows rolling terrain along the coastline with some short climbs. The total round trip riding distance ranges from 18 to 25 miles, depending on how much exploring you do in Dyea.

Dyea was a gold rush boomtown with a population of up to 10,000 during its heyday of 1898. The forest has since reclaimed the land, leaving a beautiful example of a coastal temperate rainforest and tidal flats interspersed with wildflowers and artifacts from the gold rush era. The National Park Service manages much of the area with informational signs and walking tours of the old town-site. Hiking opportunities also abound, including the historic Chilkoot Trail and the steep and secluded hike to Lost Lake.

This trip includes a rental of a gravel road bike, mountain bike, or e-bike appropriate for the terrain. 

Trip Highlights:

  • Ride at your own pace, set your own itinerary!
  • Visit the National Park Service Dyea historical site.
  • Enjoy the low traffic, scenic Dyea Road.

Restrictions and Notes: Participants must be at least 10 years old and 4’ 6” in height. Participants must be confident riding a bicycle with handbrakes. Helmets are required and provided, a waiver is also required to be signed. Sport shoes and layered clothing are recommended. Tour takes place on a road shared with vehicles.