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Upper Dewey Lake

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Address: near downtown Skagway, Skagway, AK
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Upper Dewey Lake-Incredible

This is a steep hike, but doable if you are in reasonably good shape, my 11 year old boy had a great time and didn't complain at all. We kept going to the Devil's Punchbowl, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael P
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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful views but you would need transportation from the ship to get there. Down dirt road and local homes could use some upgrades. If you miss it you will live, but if you have transportation, certainly worth the few miles to visit.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a steep hike, but doable if you are in reasonably good shape, my 11 year old boy had a great time and didn't complain at all. We kept going to the Devil's Punchbowl, the views were amazing. There was ample snow along the side of the trail approaching the Punchbowl, but we were all comfortable in shorts and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most incredible thing we did in Alaska all week. There aren't any words to describe how beautiful Upper Dewey Lake is. It's a 2.0+ mile intense climb but it's worth it. Bring a walking stick or borrow one of the ones left at the trailhead by previous climbers. Wear appropriate hiking gear and be sure to pack plenty of water... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a good workout but worth the effort. Some parts were tough and challenging. Hiking boots and poles helped. Beautiful lake, peaceful, lovely scenery. Good for the nature lovers. Bring water!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Holy cow. This was my favorite part of our Alaska Cruise. Getting to this hike from the Cruise doc was easy. We stopped in town at the Visitors Center to grab a map and that was pretty helpful - but the rangers told us how to get to the trail head. It's off 2nd street and you follow signs for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

I did this walk 3 times in 2006 and today I did it again, it's the shoulder of the season so there is plenty of snow at the top along with a frozen lake, what I like about this walk is not many people do it they turnaround and go back because it's simply too hard for the regular joe.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We took a tour via kayak. The views are breathtaking and well worth the experience. The water is cool and crisp, and has a clarity unparalleled by any I have previously seen.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We drove past this on our scooter ride (we rented scooters from Skagway Scooters) It was completely breath taking

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Thank cooksrule2000
Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Walk through the trees - good lookout over Skagway. Several rest spots along the lake. Very pretty. Lots of birds.

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Thank Davina H
Okanagan Valley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

The reward at the top of the trail is worth every step on the way up! Such a beautiful lake and area! The trail is steep, but if your fit you can do it!

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