A convenient hotel pickup kicks off this fun three-hour tour to the Wolf's Den Kennel, home to Iditarod finisher Mark Santos, his family, and their 60 or so sled dogs. The kennel is in the small outpost of Cantwell. It takes about 30 minutes to drive there, but between your tour guide's narration and the scenery it goes by quickly.
All part of the grand Alaska adventure.
Puppies are there to greet you when you arrive at the kennel. Playful bundles of furry cuteness now, these young Alaskan Huskies will take their turn in the harness in a few years. You'll learn about the raising and training of canine athletes from their experienced handlers, and then see the adult dogs in action during a training run demonstration. From here you'll move inside for a presentation about the Iditarod Sled Dog Race itself. This "Last Great Race on Earth" is the pinnacle of Alaskan sled dog racing, a 1,000-mile fete that's fascinating to learn about from a musher whose done it.
Along with tales from the Iditarod and more time to meet the sled dogs, you'll also get a taste of the Alaska lifestyle in general. Rebuilding the homestead, living in a log cabin without running water, planning out grocery runs over 200 miles away. It's all part of the grand Alaska adventure! The three-hour tour concludes with a return narrated trip to the Denali Park area.
The DogGoneIt Denali Kennel tour starts with a pickup in the Denali Park area and includes about 1.5 hours of narrated transportation and 1.5 hours at the sled dog kennel.
What to Bring
A portion of the tour is conducted outside. Bring a coat or rain jacket and wear comfortable close-toed walking shoes.
Transfers & Meeting Points
The tour operator provides roundtrip narrated transportation from the Grande Denali Lodge, Denali Bluffs, Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, McKinley Chalet, Denali Park Village, and Grizzly Bear Resort. Drop-offs are made at the same hotels as well as the train depot. The tour does not permit guests to drive their own vehicle due to limited parking.
Rates & Dates
Here are the rates and operating dates for this product. Remember, we have a lowest price guarantee for nearly everything we sell.
|5/15/23 (M) to 9/15/23 (F)5/15/23 (M) to 9/15/23 (F)||Adult: $65.00||Child: $55.00||Infant: $0.00|
|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: 7:30 AM||Location: Grande Denali Lodge|
|Depart: 7:40 AM||Location: Denali Bluffs Hotel|
|Depart: 7:50 AM||Location: Denali Princess Lodge|
|Depart: 7:50 AM||Location: McKinley Chalet Resort|
|Depart: 8:10 AM||Location: Denali Grizzly Bear Resort|
|Depart: 8:10 AM||Location: Denali Park Village Lodge|
|Depart: 6:20 PM||Location: Grande Denali Lodge|
|Depart: 6:30 PM||Location: Denali Bluffs Hotel|
|Depart: 6:40 PM||Location: Denali Princess Lodge|
|Depart: 6:40 PM||Location: McKinley Chalet Resort|
|Depart: 7:00 PM||Location: Denali Grizzly Bear Resort|
|Depart: 7:00 PM||Location: Denali Park Village Lodge|
- Price $65
- Duration 3 Hours
- Departures 8:00 AM, 7:00 PM
- Operating Dates Daily from 5/15/2023 to 9/15/2023
- Activity Level Less Active
- Look into the life of mushers and sled dogs in Alaska.
- Guaranteed puppy time.
- Sled dog training and race presentations.
"I can't believe how much we learned. The tour guide was great. And of course the sled dogs were the best!"
~Marcus from Oregon~