7 DAY ALASKA RANGE TRAVERSE
Travel the entire length of the stunningly scenic Denali Highway.
This trip traverses the south side of the Alaska Range from Cantwell to Paxson. Unparalleled mountain views and geological phenomenons abound on this unique and wild tour. Travel through thick boreal forest and across open tundra down to the powerful Susitna River and up into the Maclaren plateau where the trail curves over giant moraines left behind by the last glacial period. We will climb windswept Maclaren Summit and travel through the Tangle Lakes region, an archaeologically significant site. The route follows the ancient hunting routes of Pleistocene era tribes through the Landmark Gap region. With the exception of a few remote lodges, the tundra is free from development and it feels as though the mammoths that used to roam this area could step out from a mountain valley at any moment. Ptarmigan abound, especially on the Maclaren side of the road and the dogs surge forward when they catch scent of the white birds. Join us on a traverse through ancient landscapes by an equally timeless mode of transportation — dog sled.
Accommodations: Enjoy two nights of shared accommodations at remote camps as well as four nights at the beautiful full-service wilderness lodges located along the route.
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights. This trip is approximately 135 miles (not including road miles) and includes one full day of orientation and mushing lessons before departure.
Price: Contact us for a quote.
Dates: Not available in 2022.
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AVAILABLE TO BOOK
✔ Hotel/airport pickup
✔ Alaskan-inspired meals & snacks
✔ Dog mushing lessons
✔ Drive your own dog team
✔ Use of expedition weight parkas
✔ Cold-weather sleeping bags and pads
✔ Basically everything but base layers & airfare
is this trip right for me?
Are you an adventurous soul? A dog lover? Do you love winter? Are you desirous of a closer connection to nature? Answer yes to any one of these? Then yes! This trip might be perfect for you!
No previous mushing experience is required. We will teach you everything you need to know to feel comfortable and equipped for your days on the trail.
That being said, dog mushing is a physical activity...from harnessing dogs to standing on the sled all day, you will need to be reasonably able-bodied in order to fully enjoy this experience. If you are hesitant about your ability to manage a dog team, please contact Lisbet & she will guide you through a series of questions designed to evaluate your abilities. You are probably better suited for this than you think.
You do not need previous experience with cold weather climates, but you will need to equip yourself with a proper set of winter base layers in order to ensure your comfort and safety. Even though it is spring in Alaska, weather and temperatures can still be harsh and unpredictable. We will happily provide you with a list of suggested gear -- your comfort is our utmost concern !