An Adventure in Ecotourism
Distributed for University of Alaska Press
The Chilkoot Trail has a long and varied history: it was an important trade route of the coastal Tlingit people; it attracted worldwide notoriety during the frantic Klondike Gold Rush days; and now it has an international reputation among recreational hikers.
Today, Chilkoot is an icon. It is thirty-three miles of dense forest, rugged mountain, golden sand dune, rushing river, and sylvan lake settings stretching from Alaskan salt tidewater to freshwater Lake Bennett at the headwaters of the Yukon River in B.C. Rich in natural and cultural history and protected entirely as a parkland, the Chilkoot forms a major portion of the extensive Klondike Gold Rush International Historic Park.