Dog sledding near Salida. Photos: Monarch Dog Sled Tours
Monarch Dog Sled Rides hosts beautiful trips through the San Isabel National Forest. The Salida based tours are guided by teams of Alaskan huskies.
This small family run operation hosts private and personalized tours. You get to drive your own team of dogs with this outfit. The weight limit for an entire group is 1000 pounds. They take out 2 sleds per trip, with 6 adults as most.
Dog sled tour near Salida
Monarch Park Tour – This most chosen tour includes a meet and greet with the dogs, lesson on the sport of mushing, and learn how to set your dog sled team. It’s followed by a 30-40 minute trek. It departs 4 times daily.
Moonlight/Starlight Tour – Head deep into the forest under a starlight sky, or possibly snowy night. This tour is similar to Monarch Park, only in the evening.