Dog sledding is a fun way to explore the Colorado mountains. Winter tours are offered at a variety of reliable outfits across the state. Both driving and riding-only options can be found from Thanksgiving through March.
Dog Sled Tours in Colorado
Escape to nature and run your own dog sled. They range in length, but most run an hour or two, with plenty of hot cocoa to drink after. Dress warmly, with waterproof winter boots, a hat, and gloves. Most tours still operate during snowfall, as this adds to the experience.
Guide to Dog Sledding in Colorado
Dog sledding began and still is, an important form of transportation in snow-covered areas. In arctic areas that were inaccessible to other means of travel, dog teams were used to haul supplies. They still used in rural Alaska, Canada, and Greenland.
Everyone should consider driving their own team of huskies. Some tours allow you to “mush” your own team of dogs, while others are just a passenger trip through the forest. It’s easier to do than you might think and experienced guides are always there to help.
Where to go dog sledding
There are dog sled tours located across the Rockies and near most major ski towns. Depending on location, the season generally runs from late November until mid-April. Most sleds fit two adults, up to 400lb.
If available, tours through the woods are always fun on a dog sled. The paths are curvy and mysterious, truly unique in the winter on a dog sled. The scenery is also important, and there’s no shortage of that in Colorado.
What to bring dog sledding
- Dress in layers – water/windproof jacket and pants (whatever you’d go skiing in)
- Winter waterproof snow boots
- Hat, and gloves or mittens
- Sunglasses or ski goggles
- Sunscreen and lip balm
- Camera with case and extra batteries
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Most winter trips center around skiing and snowboarding. Snow tubing hills are another activity in the snow. Guided and unguided snowmobile tours & rentals can be found.