Dog Sled Rides & Adventures

Summer Dog Sled Adventure Tour

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Rates:
$75.00 per person

This fall join us for a dog sled ride and experience the changing season.  Instead of a sled and snow, your ride will be in our custom built 5 passenger side-by-side vehicle with a team of dogs training for the race trail.

This pre-season preview gives you a behind the scenes look of how mushers and dogs prepare for the winter season.

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Tour Dates & Times

  • This tour departs daily at 10:00 a.m. and 5:00pm.
  • This tour option is available May through September.
  • This tour is suitable for people of all ages. 
  • Please let us know if you or someone in your party is uncomfortable around dogs so we can make it a successful experience for all involved.

Tour Details

No Snow?  No Problem.  Join us for a dog sled adventure this summer without the cold and all the fun of the dogs.  Visit with all 60 of our dogs both young and old and then head out on the trail in our comfortable side by side UTV pulled by a team of powerful huskies.  These dogs are over the top friendly and from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave they will be by your side. 

What To Bring & What To Wear

We recommend dressing in layers since it’s autumn and it’s Alaska. 

On those cooler days, we can provide you with the outwear and footwear needed to keep you comfortable and warm on the trail.

Whats Included & Not Included

INCLUDED
• Professional expert guides
• Happy, happy dogs!

NOT INCLUDED
• Gratuities
• Shuttle from Anchorage (available for additional fee)

Where To Meet Us

We are an easy 70-minute drive from Anchorage to our location in Willow.

We are located directly across from the start of the famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race start.

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SAGA provides a shuttle to and from Anchorage for $100.00 per person.  Transportation is available for the 10:00 a.m. tour only.  A 2 person minimum per party is required for transportation.

Summer Dog Sled & ATV Adventure Tour

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Rates:
$350.00 per person

Join us this summer for an unforgettable day of adventure.  Experience the best of summer in Alaska with a visit to an Iditarod dog sled kennel and go for a ride with these over the top friendly sled dogs.  You’ll be amazed at the power these dogs have as you glide through the hills and woods that these dogs run on year round.  Then explore the Talkeetna mountains on an exhilarating ATV ride through this rugged landscape of towering mountains, glaciated valleys and mountain streams.

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Tour Dates & Times

  • Tours depart at 10am early May through October. Please check in early.
  • This tour is suitable for people of all ages. 
  • There is also a half-day and side-by-side option available for this tour.

Tour Details

Join us this summer for an unforgettable day of adventure.  Experience the best of summer in Alaska with a visit to an Iditarod dog sled kennel and go for a ride with these over the top friendly sled dogs.  You’ll be amazed at the power these dogs have as you glide through the hills and woods that these dogs run on year round.  You’ll get to meet the whole team, learn how we train and work with these remarkable dogs and most importantly get to play with them yourself.

The adventure isn’t over though.  After we finish with the sled dog tour we will enjoy lunch and then switch gears as we head up to Hatcher Pass for an ATV Adventure.  You get to drive your own late model ATV through rugged mountain landscapes up to Summit Lake.  WIth Alaska on display all around the view from the top of the pass is amazing.  Along the way we’ll stop for pictures, berry picking (in season) and maybe a little gold panning. 

Our tours include your choice of an ATV “four wheeler” or a UTV “side by side”.  If you want to drive your own machine, the ATV is the best choice for your adventure.  If you have children or people not interested in driving, the UTV is the best option.  The ATV option is priced per person.  The UTV option is priced for up to 4 people.

If you have never been on an ATV, don’t worry.  Our guides will work with you to build your skills and confidence.  This trip is suitable for all ability levels and will be the best part of your vacation!

What To Bring & What To Wear

Weather in Alaska can change dramatically throughout the day.  One moment it can be sunny and the next it can be raining.  We recommend you come dressed in basic layers.  We do provide rain gear, boots, goggles, a dust mask and helmet which are included in the price of the tour.

Whats Included & Not Included

INCLUDED
Late model machines
Professional and experienced guides
Snacks
Transportation to and from our check in location to the ATV base
Weather gear

NOT INCLUDED
Gratuities
Shuttle from Anchorage (available for additional fee)

Where To Meet Us

Check in is 30 minutes prior to your tour start time at our location in Willow.  It’s an easy 70 minute drive to us.  We will then transport you to our atv base on Hatcher Pass.

Do You Need A Ride?

SNOWHOOK SHUTTLE SERVICE

Our shuttle is available to and from Anchorage for $100.00 per person; a minimum of 2 people are required per party.

2 Hour Dog Sledding Adventure Tour

RATES:
$150.00 per person
$125.00 per person 12 and under

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

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Tour Dates & Times

  • Departs daily at 10:00 | 12:00 | 2:00
  • Depending on trail conditions each season, this tour is available from mid-November to mid-April.
  • We cater to small groups, yet we can accommodate larger parties.  Please call us at (907) 414.4547 if your group is more than 8 guests.
  • Suitable for people of all ages. 

NOTE:We want everyone to have a positive and successful experience.  Please let us know if someone in your group is not comfortable around dogs.  We are experienced at providing safe and welcoming introductions to the dogs and are happy to work with your group.

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 who 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 you 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 To Bring & What To Wear

Layers are the name of the game for winter in Alaska.  We want to make sure you’re warm and comfortable while on the trail. At no extra charge, we will provide you with insulated outerwear — coveralls, gloves and boots — to wear during your tour.  We recommend bringing your own hat and scarf or neck gaiter.

Whats Included & Not Included

INCLUDED
• Professional, expert guides
• Friendly and happy sled dogs!
• Insulated outerwear, boots and gloves

NOT INCLUDED
• Gratuities
• Shuttle from Anchorage (available for additional fee)

Where To Meet Us

Not only are we an easy 70 mile drive from Anchorage, but our location directly across from the start of the famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race start in Willow is easy to find.  Round trip transportation to Willow from Anchorage is available for the 10:00 a.m. tour. 

Do You Need A Ride?

SNOWHOOK SHUTTLE SERVICE

For two or more people per party, roundtrip transportation is available from Anchorage for $100.00 per person.  This option is available for the 10:00 a.m. tour only. 

Ultimate Alaska Winter Adventure
– Dog Sledding and Snowmobiling Tour

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RATES:
$325.00 per person

It can be hard to choose how best to experience Alaska in winter.  Do you go dog sledding – the quintessential Alaska experience — or do you take in Alaska’s extensive trails by snowmobile.  Why choose when you can do both?

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Tour Dates & Times

  • Departs daily at 10:00 a.m. between mid-November through mid-April.
  • Dog Sledding:
    Please let us know if someone in your party is not comfortable around dogs so we can take extra care to make the experience a successful one for all involved. 
  • Snowmobiling:
    Individuals who are uncomfortable operating a snowmobile are welcome ride as a passenger with another member of their party.  Discounts are not given for those who do not wish to drive a snowmobile.  We do not provide drivers for guests who do not want to operate a snowmobile.
  • Individuals under the age of 16 are not allowed to drive a snowmobile.
  • Drivers of a snowmobile must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Ideal for individuals who are 12 years of age or older; minors must be accompanied by their parent or their legal guardian.

NOTE: If any member of the tour operates a snowmobile in a way that we believe jeopardizes their safety or the safety of others we will stop the tour.  Refunds will not be issued. Guests are responsible for the cost of all damages that occur during the tour.

Guests are no allowed to drive a snowmobile while under the influence.

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Tour Details

This tour combines our signature winter tours into one.  It doesn’t get better!  Your winter adventure will begin with hitting the trail with our team of canine athletes, many of who have completed the famed Iditarod Sled Dog Race several times.  You’ll experience the enthusiasm the dogs have for running as a passenger in our custom-made tour sleds or helping your guide drive the team!

After your dog sledding adventure and a safety briefing, you’ll head out on the trail by snowmobile.  Our expert guides tailor this tour to the skill level and interest of the group making it ideal for novice to more experienced riders.  After a little thumb on the throttle time, we’ll break for lunch at a lodge on the trail where we’ll enjoy some great food and Alaska hospitality. 

During this 5 – 6 tour, you’ll enjoy the best winter in Alaska has to offer!

What To Bring & What To Wear

We want you to be warm and comfortable.  Insulated outerwear, boots and gloves are available for you to use at no additional charge.  We suggest that you dress in appropriate layers for winter and bring a scarf or neck gaiter.  You will be provided a helmet and goggles for the snowmobiling part of your adventure; you don’t have to wear the goggles, yet you must wear the helmet. 

Whats Included & Not Included

INCLUDED
• Expert and professional guides
• Late model, well maintained machines
• Sanitized helmet and goggles
• Insulated outwear, gloves and winter boots
• Lunch at a lodge on the trail

NOT INCLUDED
• Gratuities
• Shuttle from Anchorage (available for additional fee)

Where To Meet Us

We are easy to find and just a 70 mile drive from Anchorage.  For an additional fee, round trip transportation is available. 

Do You Need A Ride?

SNOWHOOK SHUTTLE SERVICE

We provide roundtrip transportation from Anchorage for an additional $100.00 per person. (2 person minimum required for shuttle).

Fall Dog Sledding Adventure Tour

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RATES:
$75.00 per person

Dog sledding doesn’t just happen during the winter.  Autumn not only brings out the beauty of Alaska’s changing leaves and cooler temperatures, it also brings about fall training.  This is the time of year when mushers begin to train their dogs for the winter race season.

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Tour Dates & Times

  • Departing daily 10:00 | 12:00
  • Available from mid-August through mid-November.
  • Suitable for individuals of all ages.
  • Please let us know if you or someone in your party is not comfortable around dogs.  We like to create a positive experience for all involved.

Tour Details

Join us for a tour that gives you a behind the scenes look at what it takes to prepare a race team.  Rather than a dog sled, you’ll ride in our 5 passenger side-by-side vehicle.  In addition to tales from the trail, you’ll have plenty of time to play with the dogs and take plenty of photos!

Let the season begin!

What To Bring & What To Wear

We recommend dressing in layers based on the weather forecast. We provide you with the outerwear you need to stay comfortable and warm out on the trail including a winter over suit, boots, and gloves.

We recommend you dress in appropriate layers and bring a neck gaiter or scarf. A helmet and goggles will also be provided for the snowmobiling portion of your adventure; you are required to wear a helmet.

Whats Included & Not Included

INCLUDED
Well maintained, late model machines
Professional and experienced guides
Sanitized helmet and goggles
Insulated boots, gloves and outerwear
Lunch at a lodge on the trail

NOT INCLUDED
Gratuities
Winter hat and neck gaiter or scarf
Shuttle from Anchorage (available for additional fee)

Where To Meet Us

We’ll depart from our headquarters in Willow, an easy 70 mile drive from Anchorage. Ground transportation is available for an additional fee.

The Winter Helicoptor Flightseeing tour departs from and returns to Anchorage. If guests are staying at Alaska Backcountry Cottages in Palmer, this tour can depart from and return to that location.

Do You Need A Ride?

SNOWHOOK SHUTTLE SERVICE
Our shuttle is available to and from Anchorage for $100.00 per person; a minimum of 2 people are required per party.

Helicopter Flight Seeing
and Glacier Dog Sled Tour

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Rates:
$549.00 per person
$519.00 for children 12 years and younger

Our expert helicopter pilots will fly you over the Alaska’s breathtaking backcountry — waterfalls, glacier, lakes, mountains and wildlife — to our glacier dog camp.  Upon landing on the glacier, you will be greeted by your guides and our team of friendly and happy sled dogs. 

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Tour Dates & Times

  • Available from early May through October departing at: 8:30 | 10:30 | 12:30 | 2:30 | 4:30 | 6:30
  • Approximately 2.5 hours in duration.
  • Suitable for people of all ages and abilities.
  • If a member of your party is uncomfortable flying or around dogs, please let us know.  We will work with you to make the experience successful for all involved.
  • We encourage you to book the glacier dog sledding experience toward the beginning of your Alaska adventure in the event the flight has to be reschedule due to weather.

Tour Details

Put SAGAs glacier dog sledding tour at the top of your Alaska bucket list this summer!

Following a brief orientation and greeting the dogs, you will venture out on the trail for 40 minutes with your guide.  You can sit back and relax in our custom-made tour sleds or help your guide drive the team! 

Not only does this tour include several dogs who have done the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, it also includes the most helicopter flight-seeing time of any glacier dog sledding adventure.  During the 35 minutes of airtime or while you’re on the glacier, you’ll have a 360 degree view of the best of Alaska’s summer!

There is no doubt this will be the highlight of your Alaska adventure!

What To Bring & What To Wear

We recommend dressing in layers based on the weather forecast. We provide you with the outerwear you need to stay comfortable and warm out on the trail including a winter over suit, boots, and gloves.

We recommend you dress in appropriate layers and bring a neck gaiter or scarf. A helmet and goggles will also be provided for the snowmobiling portion of your adventure; you are required to wear a helmet.

Whats Included & Not Included

INCLUDED
• Professional, expert guides
• Experienced, safe pilots
• Outerwear and footwear for the glacier if needed

NOT INCLUDED
• Gratuities
• Shuttle from Anchorage (available for additional fee)

Where To Meet Us

This tour originates in Palmer at Alaska Backcountry Cottages, an easy 45-minute drive from Anchorage.  Ground transportation from Anchorage is available on the 10:30 and 2:30 tours for an additional $75.00 per person. 

Do You Need A Ride?

SNOWHOOK SHUTTLE SERVICE

Transportation is available to and from Anchorage for $75.00 per person. 

Alaska Dog Sled Rides – Epic Outdoor Adventures in Alaska’s Wild!

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