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!
Scenic Day Mushing Tour
Sit or Stand on this Classic Dog Mushing Tour in Fairbanks!
- Take turns driving and sitting in a dog sled on a 5 mile trail
- Help harness and hook up the dogs to the sled
- Meet real Alaskan Husky sled dogs
- Q & A with real long distance dog mushers
Start your dog mushing tour in Fairbanks by learning how to dress for the cold weather! Bring the warmest outerwear you have and we’ll supply the rest. Read more about how to dress.
Next, head outside to meet our friendly Alaskan Huskies. Play with them and take photos while we explain why we use this kind of dog and where they came from.
After socializing with the dogs, it’s time to prepare for our 5 mile run! First learn how to harness and hook up sled dogs, then grab your sled and hold on tight! Visitors will get a chance to drive a “tag sled” as well as sit as a passenger in the tour guide’s sled (see photos below). We’ll stop multiple times on the trail so you can take pictures and swap positions between sitting in the guide’s sled and driving the tag sled. When we get back, take some more photos and help us put the dogs back at their houses.
The trail is 5 miles in length, but the entire tour experience includes everything from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave. Most people spend between 1.5 and 2.5 hours here, depending on their level of interest and participation. If you are someone who wants to ask lots of questions, pet all the dogs and take lots of pictures, that’s great! You’ll probably be here for two or more hours. If you are uncomfortable in the cold, don’t like dogs, or don’t have a lot of questions, your tour will wrap up sooner.
There is a weight limit of 250 pounds per person for this tour.
There are no age restrictions for this tour. However, this tour may not be the best fit for children under 6 years old, or for the elderly. Please check out our FAQ page for more information.
Maximum group size is usually 6 people, depending on the day and time slot. Minimum group size is just 1 person, with some exceptions. Please check the calendar for specifics.
- $145 for adults & teens
- $125 for children 12 & under
- Prices may increase during busy holiday times
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?
- Avoid Uber/Lyft, as they have historically been very unreliable for getting to/from our location.
- Fairbanks Trails and Rivers at (907) 750-5179
- Trent at (907) 415-9182
Check out our Tour FAQ page!