Railroad Houses were a sign of Skagway's maturity after the gold rush. For many years, Skagway resembled a company town; most of the family bread winners worked for the WP&YR railroad. To make life more comfortable for its officers, the company built and made available nine homes in town. Three are seen here. Although the company suspended service to White Horse in 1982, it reopened as a summer tourist railway in 1988.White Pass is still active here, and owns three of the town's docks.
Attention Hikers! Another system of inviting trails begins just south of the Airport Terminal. These trails go to several points. Yakutania Point is a picnic area overlooking Skagway's harbor, Smuggler's Cove is a secluded nearby hideaway, and A.B. Mountain (elevation 4900 feet) towers over the entire local area. The first two points are less than a mile away. Continue south on Main Street, around the airport terminal, cross the footbridge and turn left. Anyone interested in exercise can take advantage of the "Fitness Cluster" in the area. The Skagway Trail Map is available at the Skagway Visitor Information Center and the National Park Service Visitor Center.