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Scenic travel by dog team into the remote & wild landscape of Alaska's White Mountains National Recreation Area.
Warning! Scenic! In 2017, Arctic Dog Adventure Co. was granted a permit to operate in the White Mountains National Recreation Area north of Fairbanks. We join an elite group of operators approved to run trips in this wild and remote area.
A Northern extension of the Rocky Mountains, the White Mountains are marked by rolling black spruce forest, rocky limestone cliffs, open river valleys, and mountain ridges adorned with mystical black granite tors. This seven day trip travels a scenic loop through thick boreal forest, alongside the fantastic rock arches of Limestone Gulch, across Beaver Creek (a National Wild & Scenic River), and over the mountains via a pass called Cache Mountain Divide. BLM provides beautiful log cabins dotted at regular internals along the route.
This trip is approximately 160 miles and is the most technical of the trips we offer, due to the remote and rugged nature of the terrain traversed.
Pricing is all-inclusive. This means it includes travel to and from your hotel to Arctic Dog Adventure Co., meals, snacks, sleeping bags, pads, expedition gear + accommodations.
Accommodations: Shared accommodations in remote BLM log cabins; one night of wilderness camping in heated tents at our remote aurora viewing camp.
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights. This trip is approximately 160 miles and includes one full day of orientation and mushing lessons before departure.
Price: $4799 per person; 4 person minimum.
Dates: This trip is run according to demand December through March. Contact us for availability and a detailed itinerary.
To request a detailed itinerary or inquire about availability, please send us a message using the form below:
AVAILABLE TO BOOK
DECEMBER 15 - March 31
white mountains national recreation area, alaska
✔ Hotel/airport pickup
✔ Alaskan-inspired meals & snacks
✔ Dog mushing lessons
✔ 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 provide you with a list of suggested gear -- your comfort is our utmost concern !
CANCELLATION & BOOKING POLICY | Multi Day Tours: A 50% deposit is required to start the booking process. For multi-day trips, the remainder is due 60 days prior to trip date. Cancellations must be made in writing. A full refund, minus a $100 processing fee, will be issued for cancellations received more than 60 days from trip date. If a cancellation is received less than 60 days from trip date, a 50% refund of the total will be issued. No refund applies for client initiated cancellations received less than 30 days prior to trip date. Arctic Dog Adventure Co. reserves the right to cancel a tour for any reason. No reimbursement is provided for trips postponed, adjusted, or canceled due to dangerous or inclement weather. For this reason, we highly recommend travel and cancellation insurance. If trip minimums are not met, Arctic Dog Adventure Co. will refund you in full.