Laughten Glacier

Skagway, Alaska 99840

Laughten Glacier

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A trail only accessible by railroad, traveling by a cabin, and ending with a spectacular view of the Laughton Glacier. The sight at the end of this trip is breathtaking: a five-fingered ice fall spilling out of a riot of jagged, dark peaks onto the flat ice of the Laughton Glacier.

The glacier flows off the Sawtooth Range into a cold, north-facing valley in the upper watershed of the Skagway River, and it’s a relatively simple hike to see it. The trip follows the roaring river through a band of sweetly aromatic subalpine fir forest for 1.5 miles to the Forest Service fee cabin at Laughton Glacier. This upper valley, known as Warm Pass Valley, was the route of a historic gold-rush trail to Atlin, British Columbia."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1.5-2.5 miles
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Best mid-June to mid-September
Skagway Convention & Visitors Bureau, Broadway/ 2nd Ave. PO Box 1029, Skagway, AK 99840; (888) 762-1898;
Local Contacts
USGS Skagway C-1 (SE); Skagway Trail Map
Local Maps

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