Dog Sledding in Frisco, Dillon & Silverthorne, Colorado
If you are ready for a hands on, breathtaking adventure, dog sledding is the trip for you. You are the guide as you mush your own team of dogs across snowy meadows and backcountry trails. The dogs are friendly, well-trained and socialized – not to mention extremely fit and fast. Dog sledding is a perfect choice for animal lovers who want a little jolt of adrenaline.
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Trip Option 1 | Leadville Group Dogsled Tour
These dogs are mostly all former professional racing sled dogs that have been adopted after they have finished their racing careers. They have been bred to run at high speeds in wide open spaces. Your guide has their own dedicated teams of dogs, and they will introduce you to each dog and give you their history before your tour. You can visit with any dogs not out on the course in the pen after your experience. Your tour is located in a beautiful meadow at an historic ranch surrounded by 14,000′ peaks. There are six seats per dogsled tour. On the group tour, two people ride on the dogsled at a time while the other guests ride on a sleigh that is pulled by the guide on a snowmobile. Periodically, you will stop and switch drivers and riders. Anyone 9 and above may drive the sled, unless the guide determines that a child would not be big or strong enough to handle the sled. If you want your family to have the dogsled to yourselves, you may reserve the entire dogsled by purchasing a private tour. You may also add a kennel tour or a box lunch, with your choice of Ham & Swiss or Turkey & Cheddar sandwich, chips, cookie, soda or bottled water, to your tour.
Please note the following pandemic restrictions for the 2020 – 2021 season. For the start of the season on all tours, only two family groups will be allowed per tour for safety reasons, with an initial minimum of four people. If a group of four does not want to combine with another group of two, they are able to book a private tour. Smaller groups (two or three adults) can book a private Tagsled tour, or combine with a previously booked party of four on a group tour on a space available basis. Combined groups will be required to wear masks when not in the dogsled with a family member. TRANSPORTATION WILL NOT BE OFFERED, EXCEPT FOR LARGE PARTIES ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS. These restrictions are subject to change based on local regulations and suggestions.
Cost Tour: $130 Adult 9+ years of age, $100 Children ages 3-8 (four person minimum), Private Tour $700 (maximum of 6 people, or up to eight with two children 8 and under).
Cost Lunch: $16, must be ordered 24 hours in advance
Tour Times: Tours depart between 8:30 AM and 3:15 PM daily, earlier in March starting at 7:00 am, should be open by 12.21.20 (snow dependent, see Tagsled tours for early and late season)
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes (1 hour on the trail)
Maximum Number of People: Six per tour
Minimum Number of People: Four people per tour, 10 people for transportation
Distance Covered: 5 miles
Included: Transportation (four person minimum) is available on a first come first serve basis for the 10:30 AM or 10:45 AM tours, and for the 2:45 PM or 3:00 PM tours, from Breckenridge at the Transit Center at 9:00 AM & 1:20 PM, from Frisco at the Transportation Center at 9:15 AM & 1:40 PM, and from Copper at the Athletic Center at 9:30 AM & 1:55 PM. Vail pick-up is at 11:15 am from the Transportation Center for the 12:30 pm and 12:45 pm tours.
Recommended to bring: Please see our Dog Sledding FAQ’s list
Important Notes: Payment is due at time of booking but is refundable within the cancellation policy. A 4% booking fee will be charged. Arrive 30 minutes prior to tour time. Driving Directions. 48 hour cancellation policy (72 hours during peak season or for large groups). No children under 3 years of age or pregnant women allowed. For children 9-12 paying the adult price, their ability to drive the dogs will be determined by the guide. If the child is too small, the difference between the adult and child price will be refunded.
Trip Option 2 | Summit County Group Dogsled Tour sold out through 2/28/21. March is available to book on 2/25/21
This tour is an awesome 6-mile tour along the gorgeous winding trails of the Swan River Valley. Each dog sled trip begins with friendly, knowledgeable guides explaining how to run the sled and how to work with the beautiful Siberian Huskies on your team. The tour, which can handle up to 6 people, is run as a “relay” – guests will switch off between running the dogs, riding in the dogsled, and riding on a small passenger sleigh with the guide, stopping along the way for everyone to trade places. The guests riding in the snowmobile sleigh have the opportunity to take great action shots and video of the participants on the dog sled. This tour is a unique, interactive and thrilling way to experience dog sledding and the Rocky Mountains.
Please note the following pandemic restrictions for the 2020 – 2021 season. When not riding in the dogsled, if you do NOT want to be on the sled pulled by a snowmobile with other non-family groups, you will need to buy out the sled at the cost of six people. There are no more than two family groups allowed on each tour.
Cost: $140.00 per person, Child 5-8 only seated in the sled, no driving
Tour Times: 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM (Closed on most Mondays starting 1/4/21, some holidays and spring break exceptions, closed Xmas Eve and Xmas Day), opening 12/14/20 snow dependent, closing 3/28/21
Duration: 1 hour
Maximum Number of People: 6 per tour, 300 lbs max on dogsled
Distance Covered: 6 miles
Included: Pick up is available on a first come first serve basis from various Breckenridge locations for $5 per person. Not available for the 2020 – 2021 winter season, due to pandemic restrictions.
Recommended to bring: Dress in ski clothing with winter boots, gloves or mittens, scarf or neck warmer, goggles or sunglasses. Gloves, neck warmers, goggles or sunglasses, as well as fleece outerwear is available for purchase.
Important Notes: Payment is due at time of booking but is refundable within the cancellation policy. Arrive 30 minutes prior to tour time. Driving Directions. You must cancel 24 hours (72 hours for groups 15+) before your scheduled tour time to avoid being charged 100% of the price. No children under 5 years of age or pregnant women allowed.