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Abandoned Dyea -near the head of the Chilkoot Trail- is located at the convergence of the Taiya River and Taiya Inlet on the south side of the Chilkoot Pass. During the Klondike Gold Rush prospectors disembarked here to begin their journey to the gold fields around Dawson City, Yukon, about 800 km (500 miles) to the North.
The port at Dyea had shallow water, while neighboring Skagway had deep water. Dyea was abandoned when the 'White Pass and Yukon Route railroad' chose the White Pass, which ended at Skagway, instead of the Chilkoot Pass, for its route.
Dyea is now within the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park.