Situated in Steamboat Springs, Grizzle-T Dog & Sled Works operates their tours in the beautiful Yampa valley. Drive your own dog sled led by a strong team of Alaskan Huskies.
Both guide driven and self driven tours are offered throughout the winter season. Tours run daily starting the week of Thanksgiving. A Complimentary shuttle will pick you from your lodge in Steamboat Springs.
There are typically two people per sled, with sometimes three if it’s a small child. The combined weight is important. One person will start as driver and switch halfway through. The tour lasts about two hours on-sled.
Children must be 2 years or older to ride on the sled. Remember to dress warmly in layers, wear ski gear, googles/sunglasses, winter hat, neck warmer and waterproof boots.
Address: County Rd 205, Steamboat Springs
Season: mid November to early April
Dog Sledding in Steamboat Springs
February 9, 2012 – After a few days skiing in Steamboat, we decided to switch it up and go dog sledding.Grizzle-T is the only dog sled tour in town, so the choice was easy. They also had outstanding reviews.
They run dog sled tours in the beautiful Yampa Valley with terrain similar to the interior of Alaska or Canada’s Yukon. You have the option of driving your own dog sled team or just traveling as a passenger, or both as you can switch off half way.
The main route is 12.5 miles and lies just outside town. Depending on snow conditions there are a few other routes available. The furthest route lies north of Steamboat in Clark. It’s a lot of fun and easy to learn. Professional guides are there to assist and keep an eye on you via snowmobile.
Grizzle-T is run by Kris and Sara Hoffman, who both have a long history of racing and breeding Alaskan Huskies for the Iditarod. A shuttle will pick you up at your door in Steamboat Springs and take you to the dog sledding location.
After getting picked up in at our condo we departed for Clark. The normal sled route just outside Steamboat was closed due to lack of snow, so we headed up north to Hahns Peak where there was plenty of snow.
The conditions were optimal and we got a perfect winter day. There was one other group out with us, so we ran two sleds. Grizzle T made everything easy and fun!