6 HR dog sledding
An unparalleled nature tour through the boreal forest and frozen bogs of Interior Alaska.
This trip is designed for those who love the outdoors and wish to experience an authentic Alaskan mushing experience -- driving your own dog team!
Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed into our cozy, off-grid cabin where you can change into warm winter clothes. If needed, we will supplement your gear with our own expedition-level parkas and/or overmitts. We want to ensure that you will be warm and comfortable your entire trip! Then, it is time to head outside.
We will give you a lesson on how to drive the sled and you will assist your guide in harnessing the teams. When everything is ready, the dogs will be barking and hammering on the lines, eager to go. Hang on to the handle bar! We will release the sleds and whoosh! — sudden silence, accentuated by the sound of runners whisking over the snow and the quiet pitter patter of dog paws.
We may choose to drop down into the river valley, where cold air congregates and covers the world in crystals. We can wind through thick clusters of crooked black spruce, coated with fragile hoarfrost. Or, perhaps we will stay up top, where rabbit tracks criss-cross sparkling fields of snow, and golden winter sun flirts with us through the birch forest. It is a fairytale landscape and ours to explore!
When we reach our halfway point, we will stop and park the dogs. Enjoy a steaming hot drink and locally made snack. Make sure to give your happy dogs a pat & tell them what a good job they are doing. Fortified by reindeer sausage and cookies, you will then hop back on the runners for the second part of your trip through the boreal forest of Fairbanks.
Upon our return, we will unharness the dogs and thank them for the trip before heading inside where we can remove our frost covered outerwear before we say good-bye.
This is a 6-7 tour hour from arrival to departure, with a minimum of 4 hours on the dog sled. Sometimes we spend extra time teaching, talking, petting dogs, hanging around the campfire and/or taking pictures on the trail.
No previous mushing experience is required. We will teach you everything you need to know to feel comfortable and well equipped for your time on the trail. 99% of our clients have never stepped foot on a dog sled before! You are accompanied at all times by a professional dog sledding guide who oversees the whole experience, allowing you to relax and enjoy the thrill of driving your own dog team. Fairbanks is hilly, as is this tour, meaning it will be necessary to help your dogs uphill, which requires some balance and cardio output. If you are capable of hiking 3-5 miles of hilly terrain, you are fit enough to dog sled.
Price: $499 per person.
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Duration: ~6 hours from arrival to departure.
Season: November 15, 2021 -- March 30, 2022
Included: Cold weather gear, snacks, hot drinks, water.
Group size: No minimum. Single travelers welcome. 6 person maximum, larger groups please inquire directly.
Private Tours: Book a private tour by booking out 4 spots and receive a 10% group discount.
Age: 12+ .
✔ Drive your own dog team of 4-6 Siberian Huskies
✔ Professional and experienced guides
✔ Dog mushing lessons
✔ 4+ hours of dog sledding
✔ 10+ miles of trail
✔ Scenic mountain vistas
✔ Warm clothing (parkas, boots, mittens)
✔ Snacks, hot drinks
What's not included:
✔ Base layers or hat
✔ Transportation to/from the kennel
✔ Insulated water bottle
Why this tour is unique:
✔ You drive your own dog sled the entire tour, from start to finish.
✔ You do not share the dog sled with a guide or another person.
✔ You do not have a guide attached to you by a "tag sled."
✔ Our dogs are Siberian Huskies, one of the original Arctic sled dog breeds.