Attention: Cabin will be closed 6/2/2014 - 6/14/2014
Attention: Laughton Glacier Cabin will be closed June 16, 2014 - June 24, 2014.

LAUGHTON GLACIER CABIN, AK

Laughton Glacier Cabin is located 2 miles west of the Canadian border on the north side of the Sawtooth Mountains. It offers the opportunity for relaxation and recreation in Alaska's beautiful Inside Passage. The site can be accessed by a train, followed by a 1.5-mile hike...
Status: Closed through Sun Apr 27 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • This facility is located in an extremely remote and wild area; before making a reservation, become aware of bear, water, and weather safety (including cold)
  • Recreating in Alaska can present both obvious and hidden dangers; please be aware of your surroundings and be prepared for extended stays due to occasionally poor weather
  • Water is not available at the cabin; guests must bring their own water supply or treat water from natural sources
  • Please pack out all trash and food
  • Use of this cabin by a commercial operator, such as an outfitter or guide, is not allowed
  • Cabin cannot be reserved when the railroad is not operating
  • Heavy snows in winter with high avalanche danger on railroad tracks and hiking trail
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Pets Allowed - no
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Overview

Overview

Laughton Glacier Cabin is located 2 miles west of the Canadian border on the north side of the Sawtooth Mountains. It offers the opportunity for relaxation and recreation in Alaska's beautiful Inside Passage.

The site can be accessed by a train, followed by a 1.5-mile hike. The White Pass and Yukon Railroad operates from May 1 to September 30. The cabin is closed to reservations in the off-season, since the surrounding area is owned by the railroad. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The area around the cabin is mountainous and covered with spruce and subalpine fir forest. Wildflowers bloom around the cabin in summer. The cabin overlooks the Skagway River.

Moose, brown bears and black bears are common in this area (bear safety information). Mountain goats can sometimes be spotted on the surrounding mountains.

Recreation:

The access trail to the cabin follows the Skagway River and leads hikers through lush rainforest. The trail continues beyond the cabin along the rocky banks of Laughton Creek to Laughton Glacier. The total distance for this trail is 3-5 miles round-trip, with an elevation gain of 200-600 feet.

Mountain goat and bear hunting is possible in designated seasons with the proper permits.

Facilities:

This 12x14 cabin is pan-abode style and sleeps six people with two single and two double bunks. The cabin also has a table and benches, a broom, oil heater and an outhouse. A wooden cooler box for food storage is attached to the outside of the cabin and a fire ring is located out front.

Water and electricity are not provided. Water is available from the Skagway River, but visitors should be sure to treat water before drinking or cooking with it (water safety tips). It is recommended that visitors bring their own water supply.

Heating oil is not supplied by the Forest Service. Visitors must provide their own #1 stove oil (one gallon lasts a day on the lowest heat setting), in addition to sleeping bags, sleeping pads, a cooking stove, lanterns or flashlights, cookware, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, a fire extinguisher and fire starter.

Visitors are expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving (click here for more cabin details).

Booking Window
Thu Apr 24 2014 - Fri Oct 24 2014

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Mon Apr 28 2014 Sat Sep 27 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Rings
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Heater
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • River Access
  • Snowshoeing
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
Only one change per reservation for all Alaska cabins is allowed. Change is defined as a modification to the start or end date of the reservation; after one change has been made, if additional changes are desired, the customer must cancel the current reservation and re-book the new dates.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 28 2014 -
Sep 27 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
59.54472, -135.08833
59°32'41"N, 135°5'18"W

Access is via a 14-mile ride on the White Pass and Yukon Railroad between May 1st and September 30th to the Glacier whistle stop, followed by 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.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

LAUGHTON GLACIER CABIN
8510 Mendenhall Loop Road
JUNEAU AK 99801

Phone Number:

Project Office:(907)586-8800
Additional Information