Did you know there’s 3 types of dog sledding tourists can do in Alaska?
You’re planning a trip to Alaska ans you know dog-sledding is a real thing. But did you Know there’s 3 Types of Dog Sledding you can do?
Speeding through Alaskan forest, on a sled pulled by some of Alaska’s most powerful creatures.
This is dog sledding.
Taking a dogsledding excursion is a chance for adventure. You’ll meet Iditarod racers and their dogs and hear what it’s like to run this brutal race. And often, you’ll experience the thrill of dogsledding first-hand.
Dog-Sledding can do from Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, Girdwood, and Juneau.
Usually include touring the kennels of these champion dogs, seeing how they’re trained, and meeting the puppies.
Many Iditarod racers and champions offer first-person stories of what it’s like to travel through some of Alaska’s harshest terrain.
Most of these tours are great for kids and geared for all ages.
Three Different Kinds of Dog-Sledding Tours
Party on wheels (summer)
Visit a kennel where’ll be surrounded by dogs, and meet the team members and play with the puppies. You can ride on one of the wheeled carts (on the ground, not snow) that the dogs use for training
Flying to, then riding on the snow (summer)
You’ll combine about 20 minutes of dog sledding on a glacier with either a fixed-wing plane or helicopter “flight seeing” trip. These trips are more expensive.
Dog Mushing (winter)
Trips November – March, depending on snow conditions. You’ll have the option to ride in the sled or take your turn behind the sled and mush through the wintery fields.
Pricing Ranges from…
$70+ summer kennel tours, $140+ winter dog mushing, $499+ summer glacier dog sledding
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