If you’re headed out for a winter vacation this year and will without-a-doubt miss your furry, four-legged friend you’ll be leaving behind, then it might be best to quell that loss on a day tour with one of the dog sledding companies in the Park City area.
Each company has teams of beautiful huskies and other arctic breeds, some rescue dogs, all chomping at the bit to drag a winter sled guided by professional racers from all over the world. Luna Lobos Dog Sledding, All Seasons Adventures, Rocky Mountain Recreation, and Destination Sports and Adventures are all located within a few minutes drive of Park City and all offer competitive rates and unlimited fun in the snow with human’s best friend.
Luna Lobos Dog Sledding
For the Luna Lobos team, it’s all about family. Owners and operators, Dana and Fernando have been racing sled dogs for all their life. They live just a few minutes from Park City in Peoa, UT where, with their four children (two of which are already racers as well!), they host so much more than just sled tours. You and a partner can pack in to the sled and let the team tow you for a tour through the wooded backcountry of the Wasatch Mountains.
Back at the ranch, you’ll find dinner, lodging at a Backcountry Tent or Pueblo Cottage, mushing classes, obstacle courses and more. You can also schedule private parties, kennel tours, and kids camps complete with storytelling and archery. A day with the Luna Lobos begins early and goes deep into the moonlit night.
All Seasons Adventures
Racer and Maren Gibson, from All Seasons Adventures, have been rescuing sled dogs from shelters for over a decade. While they were touring with these impressive animals in their free time, it became obvious that their pack was growing beyond capacity. The simple next step was sledding. These two mushers are masters of the backcountry here in Park City, and their skills behind the sled attest to it. Their philosophy is the dogs are first and foremost pets, it just so happens these canine athletes also love to run. Part of the deal is giving the dogs love. So when you return from your tour, these furry friends will have a line of loving licks coming your way.
Rocky Mountain Recreation
At Rocky Mountain Recreation, Addison and his team of pups (who all boast of the Iditarod experience) will guide you on a tour over 9,000 acres of private ranch land where elk and moose frequently trot and hawks keep their keen eyes scanning the ground.
Tour the countryside or hang back in their authentic Sioux teepee and enjoy some hot coffee, cider, or hot chocolate. If you’re feeling brave, come bundled up for an extended dog sled trip on the Arctic Experience that runs deep into the night with only the moonlight and a headlamp to light the way.
With both dogs and mushers experienced Iditarod racers, Destination Adventures provides expert, customized dog sledding tours for adults and families with children. Go on an adventurous excursion by sled, pulled by Alaskan and Siberian huskies. The tree-lined trails and open pastures white with snow create a wondrous winter setting for a unique experience as a romantic outing or a family adventure.
Plus, beyond the sledding, you’ll have a chance to meet, play, and run with the huskies. When you book with Destination Adventures, they can arrange transportation from your Park City hotel to their Uinta mountain ranch. So bundle up, bring your camera, and add to your vacation story.
Each of these companies offers a unique dog sledding experience, and each of them has the professional and personal experience you would expect to find from top-notch touring companies. The cuteness on these dogs is real, and their affection genuine.
So, book in advance as these tours fill up quickly. Just make sure you’re prepared to instantly fall in love.