No winter visit to Alaska is complete without seeing at least one sled dog team in action. This tour takes you even further, not only introducing you to this essential Alaskan activity but putting boots on the sled to mush your own team. The day starts with a hotel pickup in Anchorage and a two-hour drive to Talkeetna. Along the way you'll enjoy narration by your local driver/guide plus photo stops in case Denali, North America's highest peak, is "out."
Sled dog team in action.
Excited barking surely greets you when you arrive at the kennel of Dallas Seavey, one of the legends of the mushing world. Mushing school starts right away with the kennel's experienced mushers and handlers teach you the basics of driving a dog team. Before you know it your team is harnessed and you're off for a six-mile run.
The route meanders on wintery trails lined by birch trees. A lead musher sets the pace and a tail musher follows along, so all you have to do is keep the sled steady as your team of huskies do their work. They are born runners and perfectly at home trotting through the snow with their pals. You'll have a break or two to take photos with these incredible K9 athletes before returning to the kennel. The tour concludes with a hot beverage, lunch, and return trip to Anchorage.
The Mush Your Own Dog Sled Tour is a full-day excursion that includes roundtrip transportation with a driver/guide from Anchorage to Talkeetna, a sled dog kennel tour, mushing orientation, six miles on the trails mushing your own dog team, and lunch. Two guests travel on each sled, taking turns mushing and riding in the seated sled position. Snacks and water are available throughout the tour.
What to Bring
Proper gear is key. Prepare to spend a few hours outdoors in a beautiful (and chilly) Alaska winter wonderland. Bring a warm winter jacket, insulated snow pants, snow boots, mittens, hat, a fleece or wool midlayer, an extra pair of wool socks, and sunglasses.
This is an active excursion best suited to travelers who can comfortably walk on uneven ground in the cold for up to two hours.
Transfers & Meeting Points
The tour picks up from most Anchorage hotels.
Rates & Dates
Here are the rates and operating dates for this product. Remember, we have a lowest price guarantee for nearly everything we sell.
This tour welcomes guests 8 years and older. There is no child rate.
|2/1/24 (Th) to 4/5/24 (F)2/1/24 (Th) to 4/5/24 (F)||Adult: $440.00||Child: $340.00|
|The rates above are subject to change without notice.|
Departure times and locations are listed below. Click on a link for an interactive map.
|Depart: 8:45 AM||Location: Courtyard Marriott Anchorage|
|Depart: 8:45 AM||Location: Fairfield Inn and Suites|
|Depart: 8:45 AM||Location: Holiday Inn Express Anchorage|
|Depart: 8:45 AM||Location: Lakefront Anchorage Hotel|
|Depart: 8:45 AM||Location: Residence Inn Anchorage|
|Depart: 9:00 AM||Location: Salmonberry Tours Office|
|Depart: 9:15 AM||Location: Hotel Captain Cook Anchorage|
|Depart: 9:15 AM||Location: Wingate by Wyndham Anchorage|
|Depart: 12:00 PM||Location: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge|
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- Price $440
- Duration 9 Hours
- Departs 9:15 AM
- Operating Dates Daily from 2/1/2024 to 4/5/2024
- Activity Level Active
- Six-mile dog sled expedition.
- Husky kennel and homestead tour.
- Lunch in Talkeetna.
- Pickup from Anchorage hotels and transportation to Talkeetna.