Mountain Paws Dog Sled Tours
Drive your own team of excited Alaskan huskies through the spectacular beauty and scenic trails of the San Juan National Forest near Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
A dog sled tour is a unique and wonderful way to enjoy the spectacular beauty of the surrounding mountains.
Learn to drive your own team of happy and hard-working canine athletes!
One to Two Tours Daily
A team of 5-8 Alaskan Huskies pulls the sled.
Daily Dog Sled Tours
Take a look at the upcoming schedule and make your reservation today.
Details & FAQs
Drive your own team of excited Alaskan Huskies through the spectacular beauty and along the scenic trails of the San Juan Mountains near Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
Dog sledding is the most fun when you are intimately involved in all aspects of the excursion from learning about the sleds and equipment to meeting and harnessing the dogs as well as and rewarding them after their run.
All of our tours are private & personalized. Getting to know each of the dogs increases your enjoyment and your appreciation of their excitement and effort.
What shoud I wear?
Please dress warmly! You will enjoy your adventure much more. Since you will be outside for multiple hours, it is essential to come over-prepared. Dress in layers. Bring extra clothing. If you are hot, layers can be taken off and stored in the sled. Keeping your hands and feet warm is essential. Be sure to have well insulated winter boots. Warm glove liners are important when working with the dogs. (Ski gloves are too thick.) Once you are on the trail, you will want to wear the warm ski gloves or mittens. Consider bringing hand and foot warmers, which are air activated and can be put into your mittens and boots.
Additional suggestions: Warm ski jacket with hood, warm snow pants, fleece or wool hat, a scarf or neck protection, warm (preferably wool) socks. (Multiple layers of socks are not helpful!)
Don’t forget: goggles, sunglasses, sun screen, lip balm, camera and extra batteries.
Don’t bring/wear: cotton, jeans, non-waterproof apparel, cowboy boots or other slick-soled shoes
What is your cancellation policy?
Due to our limited availability, we have a strict 48 hour cancellation policy. If we can resell your tour, we will be happy to refund your money.
Can we cancel if the weather is ugly?
The only weather we call ugly is 25 below or colder. If that occurs, we will cancel so you don’t have to.
What is an Alaskan Husky?
“An Alaskan Husky is not in actuality a breed of dog, but rather a category of dog. All breeds of highly efficient sled dogs fall under the Alaskan Husky category, as the Alaskan is the breed of choice for world-class dog sled racing and sprint competition. Originally, Alaskan Huskies were developed by mushers (the human dog sled racers) from the different bloodlines of native Inuit dogs. Some of the main breeds used now in developing Alaskan Huskies include the Eskimo dog, Siberian Husky, Greyhound and German Shorthaired Pointer.”
The Alaskan Huskies are known for their strength and stamina as well as their gentle personality. Our dogs are the descendants of those special dogs of spirit and heart who have raced in and won the Iditarod.
Do they like to work?
Alaskan Huskies, like many dogs, love to work. Running is their passion and purpose in life. They are never forced to run or to pull the sleds. On the contrary, they are severely disappointed if they are left behind. The mushing community has a saying, “You can’t push a rope.”
All tours provided by the good folks and dogs at Mountain Paws.