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At a spectacular spot two miles from the Canadian border, this cabin sleeps six and overlooks the main branch of the Skagway River. The trail there - 1.5 miles from a trail stop - leads to Laughton Creek and Laughton Glacier, another 2.5 miles uphill. Moose, brown bears, and wildflowers can be found in this subalpine forest. Mountain goats can sometimes be seen on surrounding peaks. Visitors must provide heating stove oil, as well as bedding, utensils and cookware. You’ll want to stay two nights.


2 single wooden bunks, 2 double bunks, 1 table and bench , Cooking counter, Food cupboard and shelves, Cooler, Log book, Broom and dustpan, Outhouse, Emergency signal.




Skagway River and Laughton Glacier


Approximately 15.5 miles northeast of Skagway, near the Skagway River and Laughton Glacier.


Access is via 14-mile hike or a ride on the White Pass Railroad during the summer season to the Glacier whistle stop and a 1.5-mile hike on a Forest Service trail. Make reservations at least 24 hours in advance for train transportation. Rate information and reservations are available by calling the railroad at 800-343-7373.


Area is surrounded by mountains. It is a spruce and sub-alpine fir forest with moose, brown bear and black bear. Trail to cabin follows Skagway River drainage.

Special Features

Sightseeing, glacier views, wildlife viewing in alpine/subalpine environment, mountain goat and bear hunting in season. Check Alaska Department of Fish and Game regulations.

Season Of Use

May - September

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

Bring your own fuel for the oil heater (#1 Stove oil), sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher and fire starter. This cabin is heated by an oil stove.




Oil stove

More Info

Water is available from nearby stream. Treat all water before using.

USGS Topo Map

Skagway C-1

Getting There

Latitude: 59.54476
Longitude: -135.088355
Driving Directions


Laughton Glacier Cabin