TOLOVANA HOT SPRINGS
Scenic winter wilderness travel accentuated by a relaxing stint at remote backcountry hot springs.
Picture this: you, sitting in a steaming hot tub, deep in the wilderness, in the dark, a billion stars glittering overhead, obscured only by bright streaks of aurora. A sled dog howls in the near distance. When you climb out of the tub, you are impervious to the cold and trek back to the glowing cabin refreshed and relaxed.
There is hardly anything more heavenly than viewing the northern stars and shimmering aurora from a steaming hot tub, deep in the remote Alaskan wilderness! Arctic Dog Adventure Co.'s "Tolovana Hot Springs Tour" is a 4 day, 3 night dog sled trip that shows off the expansive beauty and hidden treasures of Interior Alaska. This is hands down one of our favorite trips.
We travel along ridge lines and over local high points marked by windblown tundra and sastrugi. We pass through a few miles of exposed alpine terrain before dropping down through old wildfire burn and into creek valley on the south side of Tolovana Dome that houses the natural hot springs and three beautiful cabins.
Tolovana is an absolute oasis amidst the vast, harsh landscapes of Interior Alaska. During your stay, explore each of the three private hot tubs spread along the hot springs ravine. Experience the northern lights dance above you as you lay back and relax in a steaming tub, stars twinkling, creek bubbling, and a gentle breeze rustling
the trees. In between soaks we will eat well, cuddle the sled dogs, rejuvenate and relax.
Accommodations: Orientation night: local Fairbanks hotel/lodge. Two nights in a warm cabin, fully immersed in the rustic luxury that is Tolovana Hot Springs.
Duration: [January: 4 days, 3 nights] [February 2022: 5 days, 4 nights]. This trip is approximately 20 trail miles and due to the technical nature of the trail, requires one full day of orientation and mushing lessons before departure.
TOLOVANA HOT SPRINGS, alaska
Photo: Sarah Lundin
✔ Hotel/airport pickup
✔ Alaskan-inspired meals & snacks
✔ Dog mushing lessons
✔ Drive your own dog team
✔ Hot springs access & accommodations
✔ Cold weather gear
✔ Sleeping bags & pads