Dog Sledding

Surely you’ve heard of the Iditarod—the most renowned dog sled race in the world. How about the story of Balto? Or maybe you’ve seen the movie Iron Will? No matter what your introduction to sled dog racing, it’s a fascinating sport that you can experience during your Breckenridge ski vacation!

That’s right, learn to be a musher and run your very own team of sled dogs! Back before modern technologies, horses and dogs were the only method of transportation, apart from skis that is. Take a step back in time with these Breckenridge dog sledding experiences.

Good Times Adventures

Good Times runs a 6-mile tour along the winding trails of the Swan River Valley. You will be lead through this winter wonderland by the guides who will give you a full tutorial on how to run the sled and work with the Siberian Huskies ready to work for you. Tours can handle up to 6 people and run as a relay. Guests will switch off between running the dogs, riding in the sled, and riding on a small passenger sleigh with the guide. A truly one-of-a-kind experience for the family to enjoy!

Pricing, Reservations, And Cancellations For Good Times Adventures

What does it cost for this interactive experience? For adults is $90/person, and children 5 to 8 years old cost $50/kid. Reservations are required and must be paid in full at the time of the order to guarantee your trip. Book your trip as soon as possible—slots do fill up quickly, particularly during peak vacation periods and on the weekends. Call 1.800.477.0144 to book your trip.

If you need to cancel or drop the numbers in your party within 24 hours of your trip, there will be no refunds. For groups of 15 or larger, you will need to cancel at least 72 hours in advance.

What To Wear For Your Dogsledding Trip With Good Times Adventures

You will want to check the weather and plan accordingly. The recommendation for what to wear is as follows:

  • Multiple Layers/Ski Wear (including appropriate base layers)
  • Winter Boots
  • Goggles or Sunglasses
  • Gloves
  • Neck Warmers

For more information, visit their website at www.goodtimesadventures.com.

Alpine Adventures Dogsledding

For an exciting hands-on dogsledding tour, Alpine Adventures is the place to go! You and your family will make memories that will last a lifetime as you race along with your furry, four-legged friends. Work with your guide and learn how to run your team through the gorgeous Rocky Mountain terrain. Don’t forget to take in the views around you!

Tours And Pricing For Alpine Adventures Dogsledding

Group Tours

  • Distance covered: 6 miles
  • Adults (9 & up): $85/person
  • Kids (3-8): $50/child
  • 6 adult seats per tour
  • Children are only allowed to ride in the sled basket
  • Tours are 1 hour and 20 minutes from start to finish
  • Multiple dogged departure times to suit your needs
  • Tours depart between 8:45am and 3:30pm daily

Tagsled Tours

  • Distance Covered: 6 miles
  • 1-4 people per tour with 600lb. limit
  • 3 adults + 1 kid OR 2 adults + 2 kids
  • Adults (9 & up): $165/person
  • Kids (3-8): $85/child
  • Two dogsleds pulled by a larger group of 10-12 dogs.
  • Sled 1: Guide (driver) + 2 riders
  • Sled 2: One guest driving + one riding
  • Tours are 1 hour and 20 minutes from start to finish

Kennel Tours

  • 45 minute narrated tour
  • See rescue and placement activities with active racing kennels
  • Alaskan vs. Siberian huskies
  • Exercise and training regimes
  • Sled dog diet
  • Stories about tours, gear, and more
  • Adults (12+): $30/person
  • Children (6-11): $15
  • Kids 6 and under are free

Transportation is available for the sled tours. Call 719.486.9899 for more information on that. To make reservations, you can use their easy online booking site. Or, if you would like to speak to an expert about trip options, email them at alpinedogsledding@gmail.com.

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