Did you know!? Traditional dog sleds require about 1.5 FEET of snow before they can safely be used? So in summer, fall and early winter, we train our dogs on wheels! This unique method of dog mushing is crucial for training long distance racing dogs. Come check it out!
Husky Hiking Tour
Experience Husky Life with a Hiking Tour in Fairbanks!
- Hike with a group of Alaskan Husky sled dogs — no leashes or fence required
- Play with this summer’s puppies
- Check out winter mushing equipment
- Meet Jeff & KattiJo Deeter, Top 20 Iditarod mushers
- Learn about the history of dog mushing in Alaska
We start this hiking tour in Fairbanks by introducing you to the sport of long distance racing, and our Alaskan Huskies. Find out where this special breed came from and why they are the most popular sled dog in the world. We encourage you to walk around the dog yard and meet our friendly pups!
After introductions we’ll turn loose a group of dogs and hit the trail. The length of trail may be up to three miles, depending on the abilities of our dogs (puppies!) and visitors.
After the hiking portion of the tour, check out some of our winter mushing gear, including the dog sled, as well as human and canine clothing.
Finally – depending on the year – this tour typically wraps up by meeting our new puppies!
This will vary slightly for each group. Walks for older visitors and/or younger dogs will probably be shorter. Hikes for energetic visitors and older dogs will be longer. Our longest trail is 3 miles. Most visitors spend between 2 and 3 hours here, from the moment they arrive until the moment they leave.
You may book online for up to five people. Groups larger than 5 people should email us at [email protected] for reservations.
Are you a solo traveler? We don’t run tours for one person, but we can add you to another group that is already scheduled to go out. Start by finding your preferred date range on the booking calendar, and look for the language that indicates how many seats are left (example: “3 seats left!”). Look for a number smaller than 5. This lets you know that another group is signed up to take this tour, and you’ll be able to join them! Go ahead and book your spot online.
- $120 for adults & teens
- $105 for kids 12 & Under
There is no charge for non-ambulatory children (ie infants in carriers/backpacks). There are no discounts for military, first responders or large groups.
We are located approximately 15 miles / 45 minutes northwest of Fairbanks. Drive times are longer if coming from Chena Hot Springs (2.5 hours), North Pole (1.5 hours) or Cleary Summit (1.25 hours).
We do not provide transportation to/from our location. Most of our visitors have their own personal or rental vehicle. Most of the time a small, compact car can make the trip up here just fine. However, in winter, snow storms may force us to temporarily restrict our tours to only those visitors with all-wheel drive (AWD) or (4WD).
Looking for a ride? Try Fairbanks Trails and Rivers at (907) 750-5179. As of December 2023, their prices were $50/person for 2+ people, and $65/person for solo travelers (round trip). Please note that Uber/Lyft have historically been very unreliable for getting to/from our location.
Check out our Tour FAQ page!