White Pass and Yukon Route

White Pass Railroad
Photo by: Rennett Stowe, Creative Commons

The White Pass and Yukon Route is a majestic sight to behold and a must-visit place while in Alaska. Most people enjoy the adrenaline rush brought about by the thousand feet distance from the ground which exposes them to breathtaking views of the state. If you are afraid of heights, you should not fret because during a trip to the site, you will not even notice that you already went as high as 3,000 feet because it is just a mere 25 kilometer ride that you have to endure. However, you should brace yourself for exciting cliff turns and underground tunnel passages. Indeed, its one heck of a ride you should not miss out on.

Originally established by the 1900’s, the White Pass and Yukon Route was built at the time of the gold rush of Klondike. It also passed up and recognized as another international landmark just like other renowned infrastructures including the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower in Europe. That recognition in itself proves just how exquisite the place and structure is.

Aside from the breathtaking ride and exciting adventure that comes along with it, you can also experience a whole new sight-seeing venture; you will be embraced by magnificent views of picturesque glaciers, snow-topped mountains, and tunnels. There are also occasional views of waterfalls and tunnels as you pass along the route.

Going on a full area tour takes about three to four hours while riding a train. Also, no government IDs or proofs of identifications are required when riding aboard. Hence, you need not worry about bringing all those paper documents and IDs with you. The government of Alaska has opened up its doors to enthusiasts and travelers who like to be caught in awe of the beauty of the White Pass and Yukon Route

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