Winter Dog Sled Adventure

Available: Oct – Apr

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

When you think of Alaska Adventures, you probably think of a Dog Sled tour. 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 and experience the highlight of your Alaska bucket list with 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. You will see this from the moment you begin your dog sled tour.

At SAGA, every dog is part of our family. Retired sled dogs greet you when you arrive, and dogs in their prime take you on Alaska’s winter trails, each having a special place on our team.

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

We invite you to be part of the adventure on one of our dog sled tours, beginning with giving the dogs love and attention before we head out on the trail. Once we’re on the trail, you can ride in a custom-made tour sled, or you can help your guide drive the sled!

What's Included?

This tour consists of a 2-hour dog sled adventure. We also provide all the necessary gear and equipment for the tour. We encourage you to bring a camera as this tour presents you with 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.

You don’t need any prior experience!! 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. We provide insulated outerwear, boots, and gloves at no extra cost, but you should bring your own hat, scarf, or neck gaiter.

The tour includes expert guides, happy sled dogs, and necessary winter wear, but you will need to pay additional fees for gratuities and shuttle services from Anchorage.

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, and you can purchase one online or at various locations around Alaska. We recommend a day license.

Please check our booking terms or contact us directly for specific details on cancellations or rescheduling.

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

Additional Information

Understand some basic mushing lingo to enhance your experience and deepen your 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. 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.  Use the Travel Alaska website, a comprehensive guide that provides insights and recommendations, to ensure your trip is packed with unforgettable moments.