This highway connects Skagway to the Alaska Hwy in YT 99 miles away. It is also known as the Skagway-Carcross Hwy or the South Klondike Hwy. It meets the Alaska Hwy at Mile 874.4 south of Whitehorse YT.
The two lane asphlalt paved road is open year round. It is one of two roads connecting Alaska Marine Highway passengers with the Alaska Hwy. The other is the Haines Hwy into BC, then YT.