Mile 0: The Dyea Road junction with the South Klondike Highway at Mile 2.4 from the State ferry dock.
Mile 0.1: The gated road on the right leads 100 yards or so up to the Skagway cemetery from the 1920s-1940s.
Mile 0.6: Skagway's current cemetery is below the road on the left. To the right of it is a storage yard used by the fire department.
Mile 1.4: Scenic viewpoint overlooking Skagway and Taiya Inlet, the northernmost extension of Lynn Canal.
Mile 1.7: A steep, rough road on the left leads down to the Skagway River and the hiking trail to Yakutania Point.
Mile 1.8: Pavement ends. While the gravel road beyond (narrow and winding in many places) is well maintained, it can be rough after a spell of wet weather, and flying rocks do increase the chances of vehicle damage.
Mile 1.9: AB Mountain - Skyline Trail. The name of the mountain comes from the fact that in the Spring, patches of snow clearly spell "AB" - a well-known combination of letters because of the historic Arctic Brotherhood fraternity that was formed during the Gold Rush. The trail climbs far above treeline, offering superb views to very experienced hikers.
Mile 3.3: The road curves around the end of Nahku Bay (a.k.a. Long Bay) and crosses over Matthews Creek. The view to the right is from a pullout as the road climbs along the west side of Nahku Bay.
Mile 4.3: The road now follows the main arm of Taiya Inlet.
Mile 4.7: At high tide it will seem incredible, but at very low tides the beach extends out this far from the mouth of the Taiya River. During the Gold Rush, wharves were built out to deep water near this point.
Mile 4.9: Road narrows to one lane with passing pullouts.
Mile 5.1: Interpretive signs about Native culture and Dyea as a transportation corridor.
Mile 6.7: Interpretive signs about the natural history of the Taiya estuary.
Mile 6.9: Chilkoot Trail campground and ranger station
Mile 7.0: Chilkoot Trail Outpost, a deluxe bed-and-breakfast cabin complex.
Mile 7.3: Chilkoot Trail trailhead on the right, outhouses and interpretive sign on the left. Taiya River Bridge - black bears are often seen along the river in this area in particular.
Mile 7.4: Turn left to go to the Dyea townsite and the Slide Cemetery (seen to the right). See our Dyea pages for lots more information about what there is to see and do down that road.
Mile 8.4: A one-lane bridge crosses West Creek. To access the West Glacier 4x4/Jeep road, cross the bridge and turn left. A couple of hundred feet further, keep straight - to the left is private property. The road climbs gradually and offers several opportunities to turn around - it eventually leads to excellent glacier views and some decent hiking where the road gets too rough for any vehicle.