Go Dog Sledding

Made popular by the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Yukon Quest and movies like “Balto,” dog mushing is more than just Alaska’s official state sport. It is a way of life in the Last Frontier. It’s also one of the best ways to explore Alaska’s scenic backcountry. Quick, half-hour tours give visitors a taste of dog mushing while overnight adventures provide an immersive experience. Whether sledding through the Chena River Valley, spending the night at the Tolovana Roadhouse or stopping to taste authentic fire-smoked Alaska salmon, there are many ways to experience dog sledding. Along the way, knowledgeable mushers share their stories of life in Alaska while teaching visitors about state history. Sit back as adorable teams of Alaska sled dogs cut through the snow on dog sled tours or actually learn to drive the sleds. Wrap up the day by playing with puppies and meeting the champion mushers at the kennels.

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