Puppies & Powder: Dog Sledding in Colorado

Love animals? Love zipping across the snow-covered vistas of Breckenridge? Put them together when you enjoy some of Breck’s finest dog sledding.

If you’re visiting Lodge by The Blue and want to change it up from the usual ski routine, find a K-9 pal to be your guide through the winter (or summer) scenery.

Here are some places you can visit.

Good Times Adventure Tours

It might be the most thrilling hour of your vacation. The tour runs about 6 miles along the winding trails of the Swan River Valley. You’ll be trained by an experienced guide on how to run the sled and work with your Siberian Husky team. The tour goes for about an hour and can accommodate up to six.

Everyone switches off between running the dogs, riding in the dogsled, and riding on a small passenger sleigh with the guide. Get those cameras ready – you don’t want to miss capturing the experience and the scenery.

Alpine Adventures Dogsledding

About an hour away in Leadville, Colorado, Alpine Adventures is dedicated to dog sledding and offers a variety of tours, including group (up to six), tag sled (up to four), and even kennel tours where you can meet the sweet dog sled pups.

Summer Mushing with Snow Caps Sled Dogs

You can dog sled in the summer, too! Snow Caps Sled Dogs is now dedicated to summer mushing with several options.

Yard Tour
Meet the pups, pet the dogs and ask questions about the operation and how dog sledding works.

Cart Tour
After a yard tour (included), you’ll ride with experienced mushers on a summer dog cart. Their guides drive so you can take pictures of the scenery and watch the dogs do what they do best! Up to seven can ride.

Scooter Tour
Travel through Swan Valley on your own dog-powered scooter. The guide will give you specific instructions on how to lead your own pair of sled dogs on an adventure. Scootering requires good physical condition and coordination and biking experience is a plus!
 Must be 16+ to ride.

Sledding is fun, but it’s even better with a four-legged pal (or six)! If you want something a little different, try a dog sled tour.

COMMENT: Have you done any dog sledding in Colorado? What would you recommend?

Victoria Hoffman

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