White Pass & Yukon Route Railway caboose - Denver, Alaska
N 59° 30.083 W 135° 13.583
8V E 487183 N 6595905
Quick Description: White Pass & Yukon caboose #905 in Tongass National Forest.
Location: Alaska, United States
Date Posted: 7/14/2012 6:45:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMEWM3
This retired White Pass & Yukon caboose #905 is found at Mile 5.8 along the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway, north of Skagway, Alaska, within Tongass National Forest. It is available for nightly rental from the US Forest Service.
Access is via the narrow-gauge White Pass and Yukon Railway during the summer season. In the off season, cabin users may hike to the site from Skagway along the railroad tracks. Cross-country skiing and snowmobiles are other options for access during the winter when the railroad is closed. Cost is $35 per night.
Excellent views of the east fork of the Skagway River and the Sawtooth Mountains. Mountain goats can frequently be seen with binoculars. A 4.5-mile trail to Denver Glacier starts at the cabin site. The nearby terrain is rugged and brushy, but the trail and the tracks offer plenty of hiking opportunities.
Type Of Caboose: Cupola, "Standard"
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