No Alaska winter is complete without seeing a sled dog team in action. On this tour you'll not only see it, but you'll have the chance to step on the runners and mush your very own team. The tour kicks with off with a convenient pickup in Talkeetna and a stop for lunch in town. Once you're fueled up for the fun ahead, it's off to the kennel of Dallas Seavey.
These pups are born to run.
Even newcomers to the sled dog tradition may have heard of Dallas Seavey. He's a legend in the mushing world and comes from a family of greats as well. At his world class kennel you'll learn from skilled dog handlers and racing mushers the basics of driving a dog team. Before you know it, your own team is harnessed and you're headed on nearby trails for a six-mile run.
The route winds through a forest of birch and spruce. A lead musher sets the pace and a tail musher follows along, so all you have to do is keep the sled true as your team of remarkable Alaskan Huskies do their work. These pups are born runners and at home trotting through the snow with their pals. About halfway through the run you'll have a break or two to take photos and switch mushers before returning to the kennel. The tour concludes with a narrated return trip to Anchorage.
The Mush Your Own Dog Sled Tour includes pickup in Talkeetna and drop off in Anchorage, along with lunch, a sled dog kennel tour, mushing orientation, and six miles on the trails mushing your own dog team. Two guests travel on each sled, taking turns mushing and riding in the seated sled position. Snacks and water are available throughout the tour.
Staying in Anchorage? This tour is also offered with roundtrip transportation from Anchorage.
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 the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge and drops off at many Anchorage area 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: 12:00 PM||Location: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge|
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- Price $440
- Duration 4 Hours
- Departs 12:00 PM
- 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 the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge.