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Dawson City Gold Rush Adventure

Glenn Highway
Top of the World Highway
"Dust 2 Dawson" Motorcycle Gathering
Dawson City and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
Ferry Ride between Skagway and Haines, Alaska
Denali Highway
Mt. McKinley

Tour Details

Road Conditions

Roads vary from paved highways to gravel roads.


Nice Hotels, remote Road Houses and Intermediate Hotels.

Tour Difficulty


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Highlights for this motorcycle tour

  • Ride the Glenn Highway, one of the top ten scenic byways in the USA
  • Enjoy the Top of the World Highway, on your way to Dawson City
  • "Dust 2 Dawson" Motorcycle gathering (see Adventure Rider Motorcycle Forum)
  • Explore Dawson City and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
  • Ferry Ride between Skagway and Haines, Alaska
  • Cross the Denali Highway
  • Ride past Mt. McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America
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Dawson City Gold Rush Adventure Itinerary


Arrival Day Tuesday June 16th 2015

Please fly in by mid-afternoon on this day (or before) to be ready for the tour. MotoQuest Tours is available for airport pick-up. Enjoy a premier Welcome Dinner at one of Alaska's premier restaurants. Accommodations tonight are included in the package.


Anchorage to Tok - 328 miles paved Wednesday 17th

Bike pick-up and ride the Glenn Highway, a National Forest Scenic Byway (considered to be one of the top 10 scenic rides in North America). Ride past Matanuska Glacier, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Mentasta Mountains. Stay in Tok.

Ride the best of the Yukon!


Tok to Dawson City - 200 miles (150 paved, 50 dirt) Thursday 18th

Ride the epic "Top of the World Highway" to Dawson. Stop and check our the quaint gold mining town of Chicken. For those who would like some extra riding, discover the town of Eagle, on the Yukon River. Stay in Dawson City.

Adventure riders from all over Alaska, Canada and the world gather in Dawson City for "Dust to Dawson".



Spend the day enjoying the "Dust 2 Dawson" motorcycle gathering! Friday 19th

(check out "Dust 2 Dawson on Adventure Rider Motorcycle Forum for more information on this wild event!) The streets will be full of bikes and activities! Try your hand at the slow race or the poker race.  Walk the streets of Dawson City and marvel at a town taken over with motorcycles!!  Or, just relax and do your own thing...Dawson City is a historical town built on the dreams of gold. Check out the saloons and the casino. Stay in Dawson City.



Biker games in Downtown Dawson City during the "Dust to Dawson".



Dawson City to Whitehorse - 330 miles paved Saturday 20th

Ride from one gold rush town to another in the mighty Yukon Territory! Stay in Whitehorse.


Whitehorse to Skagway - 150 miles paved Sunday 21st

Ride the spectacular White Pass into Skagway, Alaska. Explore Skagway for half the day. Stay in Skagway.


Skagway to Haines (up to 100 miles of paved riding) Monday 22nd

Board the ferry in Skagway and enjoy a couple of hours of spectacular coastal scenery before you arrive in the town of Haines, Alaska. Spend the afternoon exploring the town and surrounding  areas on your bike. Or, take a flight-see of world famous Glacier Bay National Park. Stay in Haines.

Explore around Skagway, Alaska.


Haines to Tok - 450 miles paved Tuesday 23rd

Enjoy mountain scenery and glaciers as you climb out of Haines and enter British Colombia, Canada. Contemplate this vast wilderness as you pass by Kluane National Park in British Columbia. Enter Alaska one more time, and stay in Tok, Alaska.


Tok to Paxson - 220 miles paved Wednesday 24th

Ride through the Alaska Range at Isabel Pass. Stay on the Denali Highway near Paxson.


Paxson to Cantwell 200 miles (100 dirt, 100 paved) Thursday 25th

Ride the incredible Denali Highway as it parallels the Alaska Range. Explore the first 20 miles into Denali National Park. Stay in Cantwell.

Ride through pristine wilderness and tall mountains on the Denali Highway.


Cantwell to Anchorage - 250 miles (40 dirt, 210 paved) Friday 26th

Ride through Broad Pass of the Alaska Range and Hatcher Pass of the Talkeetna Range as you make your way back to Anchorage. In Anchorage you're sure to enjoy the farewell party at our shop this evening. A catered dinner and hotel room within walking distance are also included for the night.


Fly home or continue on.... Saturday 27th

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Reserve and book your place on this tour

SmugMug Gallery: Photos from previous Canada Dawson City Gold Rush Adventures

To Book This Tour:

To secure a spot for our Klondike Goldrush Tour,  please register and send in $1,000 deposit.


Arrive and depart from Anchorage International Airport (ANC)

For any other travel options, please contact us at: 1-800-756-1990 for advice.
You may also reach our travel agent Sally, or  (907) 562- 2213
Just tell her you are part of a MotoQuest Tour!

Ride the Top of the World Highway.


Canadians entering Canada

There will be a 6% GS tax on the value of the rented motorcycle you rent from Alaska Rider when you enter Canada.  Please call us to clarify what this means.

Border Crossings:

You will need a passport and valid motorcycle license for Canadian and US Customs.
DUI’s or prior felonies make it difficult if not impossible to get into Canada.
Canadian residents are subject to a GST based on the value of the motorcycle they are renting, since the motorcycle is from the US.


US Dollar/ Canadian Dollar

US Dollars are accepted in Canada. Visa and Mastercard too. It is better to travel with a credit card when paying gas, as some places may not give a good exchange rate. You may also exchange US currency into Canadian in Dawson City. You may also use ATMs in Canada to get Canadian currency. Please note that meals and fuel are not included in the tour price. We recommend that you budget about $100.00 per day for food and fuel (this is just an estimate of expenses and is not including adult beverages.) Many places in Alaska accept Visa and MasterCard but it would be wise to have some cash on hand in case there are problems at remote lodges.


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Bring riding suit, top and bottom, with pads. Have something that is waterproof, or bring an outer waterproof layer for rainy days.

Our guides use the MotoQuest Guide Jacket and MotoQuest Guide Pants by Olympia MotoSports, designed for all conditions. These suits are fitted for men.

For Women we recommend:

Recommended Rain Gear: Olympia Horizon Rain Gear

In Alaska and Long Beach we have Olympia riding gear available for rent if you do not currently own your own gear. Please call us and let us know if you will need us to reserve the jacket, pants or both for your tour.

Also bring:

Stout water-proof boots, rain gear, a warm hat, rain-proof gloves (2 pair), hiking shoes, bug spray, lots of underwear, fleece layers, full-faced helmet, swim suit, and a good camera are the things you need on the trail.

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The ride into Dawson City and the festivities of "Dust to Dawson" are hard to describe. Truly, a unique and excellent experience! The organization and professionalism of the MotoQuest staff were top shelf. Not to mentioned I laughed so hard my stomach hurt.

Bill Charney, Toronto, Canada

Jun 16th 2015 Tour Details

Places still available on this tour

Book tour by: Thursday, Apr 16th 2015

Type of Tour: Dirt and Paved
Number of Stages: 1

Full Tour Price

  • Rider sharing twin room *: US $ 6,850
  • Rider with own room *: US $ 8,200
  • Couples *: US $ 10,500
  • * Includes basic bike rental

Jun 15th 2016 Tour Details

Places still available on this tour

Book tour by: Thursday, Apr 17th 2014

Full Tour Price

  • Rider sharing twin room *: US $ 7,200
  • Rider with own room *: US $ 8,600
  • Couples *: US $ 11,050
  • * Includes basic bike rental

Guided by:

MotoQuest Tours recommends Olympia Moto Sports clothing

Motorcycle Included in Price

Motorcycle Upgrade Prices

Included in this tour

  • Kawasaki KLR 650 (10 days)
  • All Accommodations (11 nights)
  • Premier Welcome and Farewell Dinners excluding alcohol
  • Professional and Experienced MotoQuest Guide on Motorcycle
  • Support Vehicle Driver
  • Support Vehicle (carrying spare parts, tools, luggage and extra motorcycle)
  • Staff Trained in First Aid with satellite phone for emergencies
  • MotoQuest T-Shirt and Hat
  • Copy of Photos taken on the trip
  • Custom Photo Book from photos taken on the trip

    Excluded in this tour

    • Meals on the road (except Welcome and Farewell Dinners)
    • Gas
    • Alcohol
    • Alternative Tours
    • Flights: Contact our travel agent:
    •, (907) 562- 2213
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips

    MotoQuest Tours recommends Global Rescue


    4346 Spenard Road
    Anchorage, AK 99517
    1-800-756-1990 / (907) 272-2777

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