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Summer Dog Sledding Experience in Girdwood
Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Experience Alaska’s number one sport on this tour! Aboard a sled cart, enjoy the force of mighty sled dogs as they take you on a memorable ride. Admire some of the best summer views of the mountains and other scenery as you go.
- Dog sledding experience
- Stunning views
- Interact with dogs
- Visit a puppy pavilion
- Learn about the Iditarod dogsled race
- All-terrain vehicle tour
What’s included in the tour
- Expert guide
- Entrance to Girdwood Mushing Company site
- Bottled glacier water
About This Anchorage Tour
Travel to Girdwood from Anchorage and experience Alaska’s number one sport! Although usually done during the winter, this tour allows you to experience dog sledding during a bright summer day. On this excursion, you’ll witness beautiful views, meet friendly puppies, and learn about the famous Iditarod dogsled race. You’ll be picked up by your expert guide and travel to Girdwood aboard a comfortable van. Snacks and bottled glacier water will be provided aboard.
Once you arrive at Girdwood, embark on an eight mile journey aboard an open air all-terrain vehicle. This panoramic experience will take you from sea level to an elevation of 1,000 feet along the historic Iditarod trail. At this elevation, you’ll catch some of the best views of Alaska’s mountainous landscape. Your guide will share the deep gold mining history of the area and the importance of the Iditarod trail before arriving at Girdwood Mushing Company’s dog kennel.
At this dog lodge, you’ll meet five-time Iditarod musher Nicolas Petit and his amazing team of sled dogs. Experience a live observation of dog handling techniques and interact with the dogs that ran 1,049 miles from Anchorage to Nome. Nick will personally hook the dogs to your dogsled cart before you begin your experience. Then, feel the raw power of these four-legged creatures as you travel through trails high up in the mountains. After your cart ride, visit the puppy pavilion for more tender moments with these furry creatures.
Before you go, snuggle with your favorite puppy for a great picture. You may also check out Iditarod memorabilia including Nick's racing sled, trophies, and all the gear and warm clothing that he needs to survive in temperatures of 40-60 below while racing. Then, enjoy a ride back to Anchorage aboard the van.
Please make your way to 515 W 4th Avenue, Anchorage.
There are some great views seen along your drive. If taking pictures from the vehicle, turn your flash off, set your camera on manual focus, use the fastest shutter speed possible, and zoom as far as you can.
You must be able to step into and out of the mini coach, 6x6 ATV and sled cart without assistance.
Cultural, Adventure, Scenic, Family Friendly
15-seat Mini Coach. Alaska Car Seat Laws apply: parents are responsible for properly restraining children according to Alaska Car Seat Laws. 6x6 Pinzgauer ATV. Open-Air Wheel Sled Cart.
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Special Medical Restriction
Pregnant women or travelers with injuries, seizure disorders, back or neck problems, are not allowed to participate. Medical conditions must be disclosed.
Non-refundable if canceled within 14 days of requested services.
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