Go dog sledding on a high-country ride through a historic alpine valley in Hatcher Pass. Enjoy one of Alaska’s hidden gems while your guide and team of sled dogs navigate into a humbling and wild landscape above tree line. If you find yourself in Alaska late winter and there’s no snow anywhere else, this is the place to be. Meets at 17th-Dog Kennel in Willow for kennel tour before transfer up to high-elevation tour location. This limited availability mushing experience is only available in April.
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.
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 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 towards Willow. This tour meets at the 17th-Dog Kennel, home of competitive musher Matthew Failor, located approximately an hour and thirty minutes’ drive from downtown Anchorage. 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.
Things happen, we understand. If you would like to cancel more than three days beforehand, we will provide a full refund. 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 full refund in cases of inclement weather or road conditions and travel delays that affect your trip to Alaska.
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!
A once in a lifetime experience! A great look at the world of mushing and the bond between the dogs and rider. Highlight of our Alaskan vacation!
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!