Dog Sledding in Alaska

Dog Sledding in Alaska

Photo of Dog Sledding
© Tim Thompson, Alaska Division of Tourism

Please note that the following links will take you out of the Official website for State of Alaska Visitor Information.

The following information is from the Alaska portion of the Directory of Dogsled Adventure, 1999-2000.

Alaska Sightseeing---See the start of the Iditarod with Alaska's most experienced tour operator!  Meet the mushers, ride in a dogsled, fly a ski plane to the first check point on the trail. Package includes 6 nights hotels, tour, transfers and some meals. (800) 666-7375, email: Johnk@smallship.com

Alaskan Tails of the Trail with Mary Shields. In summer: personal, home visits with Mary and her dogs, sharing 30 years of the Alaskan mushing life. In winter: dogsled rides, instruction, and overnight trips. (907) 455-6469, email: mshields@mosquitonet.com.

Alaska's Trails and Tails Dog Sled Tours & B&B---Experience the call of the wild. All ages and abilities welcome. Mush your own team to the base of Denali, the highest peak in North America or along the Iditarod Trail. Our guides are certified in back country medicine. Alaska's best guided dogsledding adventure. Toll free (888) 300-MUSH, email: mushing@ddogsledtours.com.

Bettles Lodge---Guided arctic dogsledding adventures in the Brooks Range/Gates of the Arctic National Park. Mush your own team through the most spectacular wilderness in Alaska. Serving the arctic traveler since 1950. Contact (800) 770-5111, fax (907) 692-5655, email:  bttlodge@alaska.net.

Bush Alaska Expeditions---Mush your own dog team on an expedition through the Yukon/Alaska wilderness. Extremely remote, hard-core adventure. Arctic survival and mushing instruction included. Three days to 3 weeks. Max. 2 people. Ladies only excursions are also available with a female guide. PO Box 161, Eagle, AK 99738. (No telephone number due to remote location.) Email: bushalaskaex@starband.net, website: http://www.bushalaskaexpeditions.com/

Chena Dogsled Adventures---Package tours and rustic vacation cabin available. Contact us for details & free brochure: PO Box 16037, Two Rivers, AK 99716. Phone/fax (907) 488-5845, email: sleddogs@ptialaska.net.

Chugach Express Dog Sled Tours located 30 miles south of Anchorage in Girdwood, next to Alyeska Ski Resort and 15 miles north of Portage Glacier. We offer half-hour, one-hour and two-hour rides. Summer cart rides and demonstrations available upon request. (907) 783-2266.

Denali West Lodge---Drive your own happy dog team to the base of Denali on 9day expeditions into the spectacular wilderness of Denali National Park. Also, lodge-based 6-day mushing adventures, returning each night to your own log cabin, hot sauna and hearty Alaskan meals. Novices welcome. Phone/fax (907) 674-3112, email: minchumina@aol.com.

Earthsong Lodge---Denali's Natural retreat is open all winter providing a variety of dogsled adventures ranging from lodge-based to week-long expeditions in Denali National Park. 16 years' experience gained to make trips available to the average person and enjoy the winter wilderness comfortably. Max. 4 people. We provide authentic, quality adventures. Denali Park concessionaire. Expert guides, references available. Experience the Denali wilderness! PO Box 89, Healy, AK 99743. (907) 683-2863, Fax (907) 683-2868, email: earthsong@mail.denali.k12.ak.us.

Gold King Creek-The Alaska Range---Remote, wilderness trails. comfortable lodging. Winter, come by dog team. Year-round custom guided adventures. Air charter accessible. PO Box 61497, Fairbanks, AK 99706. Phone (907) 322-3614, messages (907) 459-8288.

Ididaride Sled Dog Tours---Thrilling two-mile dogsled ride and 1 1/4 hours tour of Seavey's Iditarod Racing Kennel in Seward. Occasional group winter tours to Exit Glacier. PO Box 2906M, Seward, AK 99664, (800) 478-3139, summer fax (907) 224-8608, winter fax (907) 260-3269.

Mush with Iditarod Hall of Fame Inductee Jerry Austin---Spectacular Alaska scenery and wildlife. Iditarod, millennium and remote Arctic river lodge trips near Nome. All-inclusive week-long trips, January-March. Lodge and heated tent camp. Beginners welcome. Small groups. Free color brochure. Toll free (877) 923-2419, email: jaustin79@aol.com.

Sled Dog Adventures---Our ideal location and professional guides have been providing memorable mushing adventures since 1984.  Our trips and rides include: Arctic outerwear, fine food, unsurpassed hospitality and friendly huskies. Contact PO Box 254, Nenana, AK 99760. (907) 832-5569, email: dogmushing@mosquitonet.com.

Sourdough Outfitters---Providing wilderness adventures in Alaska's Brooks Range since 1972. 6-, 8- and 12-day dogsledding trips. Lodging available, custom expeditions available. PO Box 26066, Bettles, AK 997216. (907) 692-5252, fax (907) 692-5557, email: info@sourdough.com.

Susitna Dog Tours & B&B---Ride the runners with Iditarod canine stars. Learn about the lifestyle of dog drivers & their dogs. Hosts & guides are Iditarod competitors. Share our home & camp sites along the trail. HC 89 Box 464, Willow, AK 99688. Mile 91.5 Parks Hwy. (907) 495-6324, fax (907) 495-6325, email: susdog@matnet.com.

Wilderness Transportation Company---Two Rivers, AK. 

Winterlake Lodge---Carl & Kirsten Dixon offer: Sled dog tours, training to drive your own team, XC ski tours, skijoring, log cabin lodging, dining, culinary events. Open year-round. Winter season Nov. 15 - April 15. Snowmachine tours, equipment available. Mile 196 Iditarod Trail. (907) 274-2710, fax (907) 277-6256, email: alaskwild@gci.net.

 

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State Nick Name: "The Last Frontier" - the name Alaska is derived from the Aleut word "Aleyska," meaning "great land."

State Motto: "North to the Future"

State Capital: Juneau, located in the Southeast region of Alaska, has a population of 33,277 (2015 Estimate of Population, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development)

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