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Sled Dog Summer Camp: Visit Iditarod Mushers and Huskies in Training
Juneau, Alaska, USA
- Sled dog summer camp: Your motorcoach whisks you through scenic wilderness to remote Sheep Creek Valley, where canine athletes train in the summertime.
- Wheeled sled ride: Experience the excitement of dog mushing as you ride approximately 1.5 miles through the beautiful valley, pulled by a powerful and energetic team of Alaskan Huskies.
- Iditarod 101: Visit a replica of the Idiatrod Race checkpoint and learn about the steps each musher performs along the trail of the race, including the veterinarian exams that take place at each checkpoint to ensure the dogs' are healthy and safe.
- Meet the mushers and their dogs: A real Iditarod musher and his dog team demonstrate Alaska's official state sport. Pet the dogs and play with the puppies!
About this Juneau, Alaska tour
Are you ready to meet 120 happy Huskies? They can't wait to see you and take you for an exhilarating ride through Sheep Creek Valley. These dogs are known for their playfulness, affectionate nature, and adventurous spirit – and they love a good trail run. We're pretty sure this GoBe tour will bring out those very same traits in you. Mush on!
This is the mushers' summer home too, and they're ready to take you on a fun and educational tour of camp life. You'll see a replica of an Iditarod race checkpoint and hear the steps professional mushers go through when they're actually running this arduous 1000-mile race with their team. Their dogs are some of the top athletes in the canine world, and you'll learn what it takes to care for them and keep them at their peak.
You'll actually feel the athletic power of these Huskies as they give you the trip of your life in a wheeled sled. This sled is a comfortable ride and an authentic way to train the camp's 300 dogs in months when there's no snow. You won't miss the snow. You've got mountains and wilderness all around you, and an excited, energetic team out in front of you. It doesn't get any better than this.
But wait, it just might. You're invited to meet and greet (and cuddle) the adorable Husky puppies. This tour unleashes all the fun: happy dogs at camp, puppy love, and you on vacation in one of the world's most beautiful places. No wonder everyone's smiling!
Gold rush dogs
The dog camp on this tour is located on the old AJ Mine site, famous during the late 1800s gold rush – the era of the sled dog in Alaska. During the months of ice and snow, everything that moved – miners and trappers, supplies and mail – moved by sled dogs. Today's recreational mushing and famous Iditarod honor the proud Husky heritage. And today's mushers know the best stories from the gold rush days. Just ask them at the camp!
Please make your way to the Mt Roberts Tramway and look for our GoBe rep with the displayed logo sign.
All participants must be able to understand the rules of interaction with the dogs.
To fully participate may require leisurely walking over primarily even surfaces. There may be a limited number of steps and some standing for extended periods of time.
Van; Metal wheeled sled
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Special Medical Restriction
Any concerns (including pregnancy) should be addressed with the your personal physician. Travelers should be in general overall good health.
All travelers are required to sign a waiver before participating.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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