Tour the beautiful coastal road at your own pace by bike to the ghost town of Dyea!
Set out from town and ride at your own pace. The ride covers 9 miles each direction, the majority of which is on a low traffic gravel road. The road follows rolling terrain along the coastline with some short climbs. The total round trip riding distance ranges from 18 to 25 miles, depending on how much exploring you do in Dyea.
Dyea was a gold rush boomtown with a population of up to 10,000 during its heyday of 1898. The forest has since reclaimed the land, leaving a beautiful example of a coastal temperate rainforest and tidal flats interspersed with wildflowers and artifacts from the gold rush era. The National Park Service manages much of the area with informational signs and walking tours of the old town-site. Hiking opportunities also abound, including the historic Chilkoot Trail and the steep and secluded hike to Lost Lake.
This trip includes our Salsa Fargo dirt road touring bikes, which are well suited for the terrain.