Experience dog sledding, Alaska’s official state sport. Visit a winning Iditarod kennel and learn about the mushing lifestyle. Hold on tight as you launch down the trail, the boisterous sled dogs switching from barking and howling to quiet, driving momentum. Leave the sounds of the city behind while the canine freight train pulls you into the snowy wilderness, sliding over frozen lakes, gliding through spruce forest, and coasting across the tundra and mountain-laden landscape. Watch for moose, eagles, fox, and other wildlife as you ride for six miles in the most Alaskan way possible with a professional musher as your sled driver. Afterwards, play with the newest generation of sled dog puppies.
Need extra warm gear? We’ve got you covered. Arctic-quality parkas, snow pants, boots, hat, neck warmer, and mittens are provided for your use, free of charge.
169 per person
As you can imagine, dog sledding in Alaska is an iconic activity. While we get some reservations up to a year in advance, typically if you book 1-2 months ahead of time then you should be okay. Obvious exceptions to this are any major holidays and the weeks surrounding the start of the Iditarod (early March). The slowest period of the winter is mid-January to mid-February, all other times will generally get booked out.
If the day you want to go dog sledding is fully booked, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 907-793-0647 if you would like to be on the waitlist.
If you book the option with shuttle, the driver will pick you up at your hotel or address in Anchorage at approximately 9am if you are on the morning tour or 1pm if you are on the 230pm afternoon tour. We do not pick up in Girdwood, just Anchorage.
If you are driving yourself from Anchorage, you will head north on the Parks Hwy towards Wasilla. Make sure to stay left at the fork towards Wasilla/Palmer! From there, you drive through Wasilla and continue north. We are approximately an hour and fifteen minutes’ drive from downtown Anchorage, and specific directions and info will also be sent to you at the time of booking your tour. Reservations are required. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
You have the option of sitting or standing on the dog sled during the ride. Most of the time we use "tandem driver" dog sleds which have a seat up front and two standing positions, one of which is taken by the guide and the other by a guest. We also have more traditional dog sleds available where two or three people can sit up front, and other times we attach a "tag sled" to the main sled so that more than one person gets the chance to stand and feel what it's like to be a musher and drive a dog sled. Really all the various options are available as we have many sleds to choose from. During the ride itself, we will stop on the trail a few times for pictures, and many times people will also use that time to trade sled positions if they like.
Yes. Groups of 8 or more are eligible for a group rate, please contact us by phone or email for details and if you have any questions or special requests.
For shuttle options, the minimum is four people per shuttle booking, please inquire by phone or email.
Things happen, we understand. If you would like to cancel more than three days beforehand, we will provide a full refund (minus a 10% processing fee). If you want to cancel less than three days beforehand, a 50% refund will be given. No shows will be charged full price. We also provide a refund in cases of inclement weather or road conditions and travel delays that affect your trip to Alaska, or if we have to cancel for any reason.
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Dog sledding has always been on my bucket list, and I was blown away by the time we had. If you are looking for a great family friendly adventure that three college kids loved you will not be disappointed!
We had such a great time! It was a perfect ride - fresh snow, blazing a new trail. We loved that they had the proper gear for us to use, to stay warm. James was very knowledgeable and helpful. The best part was getting to meet the dogs! They were so sweet and gave us a wonderful experience. Thank you so much for a perfect day!
Nothing short of AMAZING! the dogs were pumped up to get out the gates and did exactly that when we started! The staff was very helpful and friendly. This is a MUST DO in Alaska, especially at this location. Miles of open snow to enjoy the Sun and let the dogs shine. Would definitely do again!