Nothing says "Alaska" more than dog mushing. Sled dogs are deeply rooted in Alaska history as hunters, freight haulers, and companions. Mushing is more than just popular—it's Alaska's favorite sport!
For a taste of real Alaska, come join us on our Chena River Mush tour where you'll have the opportunity to meet the dogs and experience their excitement as they power down the trail. This is an interactive tour that includes handling of the huskies and teaching our guests how to harness and hook up a team. Once our teams are ready, we mush amongst black spruce and white birch on winding trails that take us through Chena River Recreation Area. Keep your eyes peeled for Alaska Moose—The local Willow trees are staple of their diet!
WHAT TO EXPECT
· Hands-on with the Alaskan Huskies
· Harness & Hook-up Your Own Team
· Photo-Ops on the Trail
· Glide through our Arctic Landscape
TIME OF YEAR: September* - March
PRICE/PERSON: $125 (Winter)/$125 (Fall)
TOUR DURATION: 1.5-2 hours
TRAIL MILEAGE: 3-5 miles
TIME SLOTS: 11 AM and 2 PM
*From September through November, snow is variable and tours will be conducted with ATVs instead of sleds.
Cuddling is Encouraged
While we want you to enjoy the ride, we also want to share with you our passion for dogs. Our 2-hour tour offers ample opportunities to get up close and personal with some of the most talented athletes in the world. They love ear scratches almost as much as they love running.
Iditarod and Quest Athletes
The athletes pulling your sled aren't just any dog, they're competitors in the 1000-mile Yukon Quest and Iditarod sled dog races! You may even have the opportunity to meet Keeper and Anchor, both Golden Harness Winners from Matt Hall's championship Yukon Quest team!
A full refund will be issued if the cancellation is received before 7 days of the tour. A 10% processing fee will be charged to cancellations inside of 7 days. No refunds will be issued if the cancellation is less than 24-hrs prior to the tour. Day of booking cancellations will not be refunded. No shows will be charged in full.
Multi-Day: Overnight Aurora & Expeditions
A refund will be issued if the cancellation is received more than 60 days prior to the booking. A 10% processing fee applies for all cancellations. No refunds will be issued if the cancellation is less than 30 days before the trip start date. A 50% deposit is required at the time of the booking. Remainder is due 30 days prior to the date of the booking. No reimbursement is provided for trips cancelled or shortened due to weather. For this reason, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND travel insurance.
We highly recommend Travel Insurance for your Mushing Excursion. We recommend using AIG Travel Guard. This will ensure that weather or emergencies won't cost you your family vacation.
Alaska is at the mercy of Mother Nature & she doesn't always cooperate. Tours (specifically expeditions) can be postponed or cancelled due to inclement weather and unsafe conditions. We apologize if this happens to your highly anticipated mushing vacation, but we want to make sure you get properly reimbursed for your inconvenience and receive a refund to re-book your tour! Travel insurance will provide that reimbursement.