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It all started when...

Gregg  read Jack London's "Call of the Wild" and it is there the story begins...

Gretchen and Gregg are seasoned guides who have been training and running dogs for over 20 years. Join them for a dog powered exploration of the snowy peaks of Southwest Colorado. The enthusiasm of being whisked along the trail by Siberian and Alaskan huskies is a feeling you will not soon forget.See the Colorado mountains as very few have ever seen them on picturesque mountain trails. Warmth and safety are of the utmost importance. Hot drinks, fresh snacks, and a camaraderie between human and canine are just some of the highlights.

Durango Dog Ranch offers high end dog sled tours for all ages. Our season begins mid November until early April, weather permitting. Join us  for the adventure of a lifetime!  

DDR welcomes Jarred  and Robyn O'Neill and to the Ranch for their first season of fun. The O'Neills are seasoned dog mushers having worked for two other Colorado Kennels and in Pennsylvania where they ran a dog sled operation in the Poconos. Her smile and his warmth will be a great addition to our operation. 

 

 
 

Our  Tours

 
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Intro to Mushing on The Old Flume Trail at Purgatory Resort:

$175 per sled  (Maximum of 375 lbs. per sled)

Our newest offering is at the base of Purgatory Resort.Come to our Purgatory kennel at the base of the ski area and see the dogs, hook them up, and let them work. Terrain is great for all ages with breathtaking views of Engineer Mountain. Hot drinks and adventure for all! Hourly trips beginning on December 13th between 10-3. Thursday through Sunday.  All every day from December 14-January 5th. We offer two sleds per hour beginning at 10, 11, 12, 1, 2, and 3.  Book online or call Purgatory Reservations at 800-525-0892.  These tours meet in the Guest Services (970-385-2147) area of Purgatory Resort.

 

MUSHING MADNESS/A FULL DAY ON THE RUNNERS:

$595 PER SLED (375 LBS. MAX 2 PEOPLE)

Full day adventure Mushing deep into the National Forest with a a powerful dog team, and your own personal guide. One adult per sled. Picnic lunch on the trail. This is the adventure of a lifetime. Participants should be in good physical condition and prepared to run with the dogs! Allow approx. 7 hours for this trip.  Prior mushing experience preferred. Join us on one of our shorter trips first!  Call (970)259-0694

 

MUSH ON THE BRAIN/HALF DAY TOUR IN THE NATIONAL FOREST:

$350 PER SLED (375 LLB. MAX OR 2 PEOPLE)

Join us for a bigger adventure in the backcountry with a mushing lesson, your own guide, and even be the musher! This trip is great for families of older kids wanting a big adventure. This trip begins  in the morning around 9 and ends around 1. There are two people per sled with a guide. We take a tour of the National Forest  through the Aspens by dogsled and end with a picnic while the dogs cool down.  Sleds are limited, we take 2-3 half day trips per day and go out every day. Call early to reserve a date and a 50% deposit is required.OR CALL (970)259-0694

 

Large group and custom trips

Available upon Request

For larger group(6 or more) and to customize a trip, call us and we will design a trip to fit  your needs by calling (970)259-0694.