The Laughton Glacier Cabin is a 12’ x 14’ panabode style cabin. The area is surrounded by mountains. It is a spruce and sub-alpine fir forest with moose, brown bear and black bear. The trail to the cabin follows the Skagway River drainage. The following is included with the cabin: Two single wooden bunks, 2 double bunks (total capacity is 6 people), 1 table and bench, oil stove, cooking counter, food cupboard and shelves, cooler, log book, broom and dustpan, outhouse. Water is available from a nearby stream. Treat all water before using. This cabin is heated by an oil stove. 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. Fuel consumption is approximately 1 gallon per day with the stove on low setting (sufficient for 8 hours of heating with an outside temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit).
At a Glance
||$45 a night. Refunds are not made if inclement weather conditions or other acts of nature beyond the Forest Service control cause the permittee to not use the shelter at the designated time.
||Access is via the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad starting May 01 and ending September 30. 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.
Directions: Access is via a 14-mile hike or a ride on the White Pass Railroad out of Skagway, AK 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.