Dewey Lakes Trail System
- SE of Town Center
Lonely Planet review for Dewey Lakes Trail System
This series of trails leads east of Skagway to a handful of alpine and subalpine lakes, waterfalls and historic sites. From Broadway, follow 3rd Ave southeast to the railroad tracks. On the east side of the tracks are the trailheads to Lower Dewey Lake (0.7 miles), Icy Lake (2½ miles), Upper Reid Falls (3½ miles) and Sturgill's Landing (4½ miles).
Plan on taking an hour round-trip for the hike to Lower Dewey Lake, where there are picnic tables, camping spots and a trail circling the lake. At the lake's north end is an alpine trail that ascends steeply to Upper Dewey Lake, 3½ miles from town, and Devil's Punchbowl, another 1.25 miles south of the upper lake.
The hike to Devil's Punchbowl is an all-day trip or an ideal overnight excursion, as the views are excellent and there is a free-use shelter on Upper Dewey Lake that is in rough condition but does not require reservations. There are also campsites at Sturgill's Landing.