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Winter Dog Sled Adventure

Available: Oct – Apr

$150 – per person
$140 – per person 10 & under

When you think of Alaska, you provably think of dog sled rides. What do you know, so do we! Headquartered near the restart of the famed Iditarod Sled Dog Race, we are ranked the #1 thing to do in Willow. Join us for what is to be the highlight of your Alaska bucket list on one of our epic dog sled rides!

Tour Details

Not only do we love to share a life lived with dogs with you, the dogs do too. This is evident from the moment your tour begins.

At SAGA, every dog is part of our family. Each has a special place on our team whether is retired sled dogs who greet you when you arrive or dogs in their prime who will take you on Alaska’s winter trails.

After you’re outfitted for winter, we’ll share some tales from the trail around the campfire before introducing you to the whole team, many of whom have raced the Iditarod multiple times.

This tour is more than sitting in a sled and going in a loop — it’s interactive. We invite you to be part of the adventure on one of our dog sled rides, beginning with giving the dogs love and attention before we head out on the trail. Once we’re on the trail, you can take in the sights riding in a custom-made tour sled, or you can help your guide drive the sled! Either way, in our signature 2-hour dog sled rides, there is something for everyone!

Book your tour today! Alaska is calling and you mush go! (Yeah, we said it).

What's Included?

This tour consists of a 2-hour dog sled adventure. We also include all gear and necessary equipment needed for the tour. We encourage you to bring a camera as this tour includes amazing opportunities for photos!

Tour Dates & Times

Departs Daily: 10am | 12pm (noon) | 2pm

Available: October – April (dependent on seasonal weather)

Ages: Suitable for people of all ages.

NOTE: If anyone in your party is uncomfortable around dogs let us know so we can make it a successful experience.


Our adventure offers an interactive experience, not just a ride in a loop. At Snowhook Adventure Guides of Alaska, every dog is cherished, and many have raced the Iditarod multiple times. It’s a true Alaskan experience!

Our signature winter dog sled rides last approximately 2 hours.

Absolutely, this experience is suitable for people of all ages. Children 10 & under even receive a discounted rate.

No prior experience is necessary! Whether you’re riding or helping drive the sled, our professional guides will ensure a safe and memorable journey.

Dress in layers for Alaskan winters. While we provide insulated outerwear, boots, and gloves at no extra cost, we recommend bringing your own hat, scarf, or neck gaiter.

While the tour includes expert guides, happy sled dogs, and necessary winter wear, gratuities and shuttle services from Anchorage come at an additional fee.

We’re just a 70-mile drive from Anchorage, located right across from the starting point of the famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow. Shuttle service is available for the 10:00 a.m. tour.

Yes, you need a fishing license, which can be purchased online or in various locations around Alaska. We reccomend a day license.

For specific details on cancellations or rescheduling, please refer to our booking terms or contact us directly.

For customized packages or group bookings, it’s best to get in touch with our team directly.

Additional Information

Understanding some basic mushing lingo can enhance your experience and give you a deeper appreciation for dog sledding. Terms like “gee” (which directs the dogs to turn right), “haw” (indicating a left turn), and “mush” (a command to start moving) are essential to communicate with the sled dogs. Dive deeper into the fascinating world of mushing language by visiting The Iditarod’s official glossary. It’s a fun and informative way to get acquainted with the terminology before your exciting sled adventure!

Alaska, particularly in its winter months, unveils a mesmerizing landscape that offers more than just sled rides. It’s a place where the skies dance with the northern lights, the lakes invite for a serene session of ice fishing, and snow-clad terrains beckon thrill-seekers for skiing and snowboarding. To make the most of your Alaskan winter getaway, explore other must-visit attractions and activities that the region has to offer. The Travel Alaska website serves as a comprehensive guide, providing insights and recommendations to ensure your trip is packed with unforgettable moments.