Dog Sled Adventures
Adventure travel isn't only for warm summer weather and tropical destinations. You can have an exciting time even in the snow of winter. If you've gotten tired of your usual winter activities like skiing, skating or snowshoeing, you can try another winter sport that's just as exhilarating.
Take a wilderness tour in a dog sled. You no longer have to travel to the remote high Arctic to find a place that offers dog sled tours for vacationers. There are many tour locations in the northern parts of the USA and in Canada that offer dog sled tours and adventures.
Depending on the tour, you can get yourself bundled into a dog sled for a ride through the snow. Or you might even get the chance to pilot a dog sled for yourself, and control your own team of Huskies. Either way, it's a fun and interesting way to see the winter countryside. Some trips are just for a few hours, but you might also be able to book a longer expedition that includes several days of winter camping.
Now that you're thinking "Mush!" for your next vacation, check out these tour companies:
Dog sled treks in northern Minnesota or the Northwest Territories, for those wanting to really experience a dog sled trip. You don't just ride the sled, but you get to mush your own team on either a day trip, or a longer overnight stay. Depending on your expedition choice, you can camp in a cabin or stay in a yurt during your trip. Half day trips start at $305/person, and longer 4-day treks are $1620/person.
A Canadian tour company, located in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands area, near popular Algonquin national park. Take a quickie 2-hour tour for only $85, or arrange a custom multi-day tour with cabin accommodations. They even have heated teepees if you prefer to rough it a bit more. For something a little different, enjoy the starry sky and a blazing campfire during the Moonlit Run tour. They take 2 people per sled, so you can ride or mush, whichever you prefer.
Get mushing up north in Alaska. Their exciting tours combine glacier dog sledding and helicopter flights. Godwin glacier offers amazing views of unspoiled Alaskan wilderness. Their regular dog sled tours start at $430, for an hour-long tour and overnight trips are available as well.
Located in northern Wyoming, you can take a half or full day dog sled tour to explore the Bridger Teton National Forest, and Granite Creek Canyon. Owner of the tour company is Frank Teasley, a long-time Iditarod dog sled race veteran who knows his sled dogs.