Discover the Colors of Alaska and the Yukon’s Golden Circle

Color your Alaskan-Yukon learning adventure in autumn's gold as you raft a bald eagle reserve, learn about the Tlingit people and stargaze in the land of the Northern Lights.
Rating (5)
Program No. 22260RJ
9 days
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At a Glance

Delight in the fall colors of the historic Yukon! Dig into the history of the Gold Rush and immerse yourself in the culture of the native Tlingit people. Get up close to nature as you raft through a bald eagle preserve, visit animal habitats, watch for bears hunting for lake salmon and hike in a 7,700-square-mile national park.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Escape the lights of town to spend an evening beneath the spectacular Northern Lights, if skies allow.
  • Visit a wildlife preserve to see moose, bison, caribou, foxes, lynx, muskoxen and bald eagles.
  • Raft the Chilkat River to experience a Tlingit village.

General Notes

Northern Lights viewing is dependent on weather. Later season dates will have the best chances to view the Northern Lights and the most fall color.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
The Klondike Fever: The Life and Death of the Last Great Gold Rush
by Pierre Berton
Best Tales of the Yukon
by Robert Service
The Nature of Gold: An Environmental History of the Klondike Gold Rush
by Kathryn Morse
Alaska Trees and Shrubs
by Les Viereck
Gold Diggers: Striking it Rich in the Klondike
by Charlotte Gray
Wild Flowers of the Yukon, Alaska & Northwestern Canada
by John Trelawny
The Alaska Native Reader: History, Culture, Politics
by Maria Sháa Tláa Williams (Editor)
Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast
by Hilary Stewart
Guide to the Birds of Alaska
by Robert Armstrong
This comprehensive guide provides the most current knowledge about the birds in Alaska.

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