The Chilkoot Trail starts at tidewater in Dyea, Alaska and ends on the shores of the Southern Lakes headwaters of the mighty Yukon River. Few trails of similar length offer more dramatic changes in climate, terrain and vegetation or more spectacular scenery. Amidst this rugged northern wilderness an overlay of artefacts and heritage landscape features tell of the story of the Klondike Gold Rush giving a unique historic flavour to the legendary Chilkoot Trail.