Intro to Mushing/Purgatory Hourly Tours
General: Tours from our kennel at the base of Purgatory Ski Area Friday-Monday starting at 10am,last trip at 3pm.Great for the whole family and those wanting a taste of dogsledding. Two sleds are available per hour. Dress in layers and snow boots. Advanced booking recommended. Same day trips available.
Two sleds go out each hour Friday to Monday 10 -3.
The Dog Sled: Price of $195 is per sled.Two people or #375 fit comfortably on the sled with a guide. If under #375 we can add a smaller person or child for an additional fee of $50 (not to exceed weight limit, please).
Meeting Place: If you have your own vehicle, Guest Services in the Plaza can direct you to our kennel about half mile down hill through the parking lot within the ski area boundary.Or check in with Guest Services,our complimentary shuttle will bring you to our Purgatory kennel.
Timing: Tours last approximately an hour, depending on snow conditions. You will get a mushing lesson before getting on the sled, and you will finish with a hot chocolate after mingling with your dogs and giving them treats. A shuttle will return you to the meeting place.
Booking: Click on the link below to book using the Purgatory Reservation system or call (800)525-0892. If you have additional questions, please call (970)259-0694 and we'd be happy to help.
For large groups of 8 more or other customization, call Gretchen at (970)259-0694.
Trips are non-refundable and reserved just for you! GREGG (970)759-1741 OR GRETCHEN (970)759-1691
Mush on the Brain/Half Day Tours
General: Half day tours are an excellent adventure for those who want to drive a dogsled through the San Juan Mountains. Two sleds go out per day at 9am, returning between 1-2pm. This is an exclusive and intimate trip through the forest. Dress in layer and wear snow boots. Tours go out daily and advanced reservations are required. Trips are non-refundable and go in all conditions.
The Dog Sled: Price of $400 is per sled.Two people or #375 fit comfortably on the sled with a guide. If under #375 we can add a smaller person or child for an additional fee of $75 (not to exceed weight limit, please).
Meeting Place: You will need your own transportation. We will meet you at a designated meeting place in Mancos,Colorado , a less than thirty minute drive from downtown Durango on a major highway.We will call the evening of the trip to confirm meeting time and place and go over directions and last minute details.
Timing: Tours last approximately 3-4 hours. The trip includes a mushing lesson and all participants will harness the dogs, drive the sled and return to the trailhead for a light picnic.
Booking: Use the calendar below to book your trip. If you have any questions, please call (970)259-0694 and we will be happy to help. .
Trips are non-refundable and reserved just for you!