Drive Your Own Dog Sled

Drive Your Own Dog Sled
Outdoor Activities > Ski & Snow > Sledding
Duration: 9 hours
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Dog Sledding is Alaska's official sport, and we are pleased to introduce you to the very best - Dallas Seavey Racing, winners of four Iditarod Championships!

Your full day adventure begins with stress free transportation provided from Anchorage to Talkeetna! Sit back and relax as Salmon Berry Tours navigates the snowy winter roads, allowing you to take in the pristine scenery while your local Alaskan driver-guide narrates the drive with history, fun facts, personal stories from life in the subarctic. 

Once in Talkeetna, we embark on your training run at the homestead of Dallas Seavey, a four-time Iditarod Champion, top three finisher in Norway’s 2018 Finnmarksløpet, youngest Yukon Quest first place Champion, and former star of National Geographic Channel’s Ultimate Survival Alaska! Here, you will go from being a dog sled enthusiast to an experienced musher. Meet the professional Iditarod mushers/handlers of Dallas Seavey Racing and genuine Iditarod champion Alaskan Huskies! Bond with your dog team while you learn about the musher lifestyle and lingo. With your newfound knowledge and confidence you’ll be ready to mush the trails!

Each two guests will share a dog sled and dog team of Alaskan Huskies for the 6 mile drive your own mini expedition! Follow your musher guide into the groomed dog sled trails of Talkeetna’s snowy boreal forest! For the first half of your ride, you will guide your dog team through snow capped birch trees with complete winter silence except for the occasional sound of the dogs barking with excitement.  Once you reach an opening in the forest, take a break for photo opportunities with your dog team as they bask in the sun and to alternate from standing to riding on the passenger bench! The final half of mushing will duplicate the Iditarod trail where you will visit replica of official Iditarod checkpoints and other highlights of “The Last Great Race on Earth” until you cross the burled arch Finish Line!

During the total 6 miles, there will be a lead musher guiding and tail musher following for quality, safety, and comfort during your mush - both guiding the dogs and riding in the sled!

Complete your dog sled experience toward the kennel for a continued tour of the homestead. Alaskan Huskies are powerful athletes that are known for their affectionate, loyal, playful personalities -- and the puppies are no different! Try to keep up with the lively future Iditarod racing young huskies while feeding them treats! Make sure to take photos with the future Iditarod Champions before they’re famous!

NOTE: we spend approximately 2 hours outside during this tour. Please dress appropriately, and check with local supplier if you need help.

For a quality experience, we limit all of our tours to a maximum of three (3) hotel pickups per departure. If your hotel is not available, the departure point is the Salmon Berry Tours office, across from the Log Cabin Visitors Center downtown.  Our guest lounge offers complimentary beverages, and restrooms are available.

Dog Sledding is Alaska's official sport, and we are pleased to introduce you to the very best - Dallas Seavey Racing, winners of four Iditarod Championships!

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