The Silverbow Basin Mining Company

In 1882, Perseverance Trail was the road to Silverbow Basin.

A hike on the Perseverance is a walk through history.

On a recent sunny day, my husband, Ken and I took a hike up the Perseverance Trail into Silverbow Basin, the historic location of the Silverbow Basin Mining Company and the namesake of our humble Inn.

My husband Ken and I on the Perseverance Trail.
My husband Ken and I on the Perseverance Trail.

Take a stroll through history with the help of these interpretive signs found along the trail. If you want to take this hike while staying in Juneau, you have only to ask us. We are your local lore experts!

– Jill

Juneau became the heart of the Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1800's.
Juneau became the heart of the Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1800’s.
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Silverbow Basin Road (now Perseverance Trail) was Alaska’s First Road!
More than $150 million dollars of gold came out of Juneau by the time normal mining operations ended in the 40's.
More than $150 million dollars of gold came out of Juneau by the time normal mining operations ended in the 40’s.
The Perseverance Trail goes deep into the Valley behind the Silverbow Inn, as seen on this map.
The Perseverance Trail goes deep into the Valley behind the Silverbow Inn, as seen on this map.