Fall Adventures at Durango Dog Ranch:  Mountain Scooter Clinics!

September 23rd 10:00-12:00 Hermosa Creek Trail/Meet at Purgatory Columbine Lot

September 30th 10:00-12:00 Silverton/Meet at Silverton Visitor's Center 

October 7th 10:00-12:00 Hesperus RailRoad Grade/Meet at Hesperus Store

Join us for a Mountain Scootering Clinic! You will be given instruction and gear to go off-road scootering with a sled dog. DDR will provide instruction, scooter, and a sled dog. You bring athleticism and zest for adventure. Pawtreks are purpose built scooters for mushing with dogs. This activity requires an ability to balance on an off-road scooter while being whisked along a dirt road. If you have a dog, please tell us that when you sign up. This is an extreme activity that requires a waiver! Please call us if you have any questions about what is required. We are authorized Pawtrek dealers and have several in stock! Sign up today as we have room for just 10 participants! $40 each.Call 970-759-1691 for more info. 

 Pawtrek Purpose Built Scooter with shocks and brakes!

Pawtrek Purpose Built Scooter with shocks and brakes!

 ATV Cart Side by Side with Seats for 4-5 adults and a lap child or two!

ATV Cart Side by Side with Seats for 4-5 adults and a lap child or two!

Summer Adventures with Durango Dog Ranch!

Tour  a working dog sled kennel. Hook up the dogs to a cart or scooter and see them work!

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bring the family, visit with sled dogs and snuggle puppies, followed by a short ride on the property. Breathtaking views of the La Plata Mountains. 

$65 per person, cart or scooter,we reserve the right to decide what is best for your group. 

  • At the kennel, see the operation, interact with the dogs, and snuggle puppies.Ends with a short cart ride around the property pulled by sled dogs or scooters pulled by sled dogs (agility test required). 
  • Ride in an all-terrain vehicle driven by a guide (4-5 seats depending on size,lap children are welcome at no extra cost, please adhere to lap child rules for comfort of all)
  • Or Drive your own Scooter(must be 100-240 lbs. and pass agility test)Groups choose one or the other.
  • Be prepared to get dirty, especially after rain. Wear sturdy closed toe shoes and clothes made for outdoor stomping. 
  • We go in all conditions!  Non-refundable as we have saved this time slot just for you!
  • Drive to the kennel, 14 miles west of Durango, toward Mesa Verde. See Map.
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 Kennel Tours meet at Durango Dog Ranch 2525 CR 124, Hesperus, Co 81326 By RESERVATION ONLY

Kennel Tours meet at Durango Dog Ranch 2525 CR 124, Hesperus, Co 81326 By RESERVATION ONLY

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Tours Below not available, please check back with us later in the summer...

For the Bigger Adventure...Guided Scooter Tours-travel through the mountains using Durango Dog Ranch trained sled dogs and Pawtrek scooters, Purpose built scooters for mushing with brakes and shocks.  

Not for the Faint of Heart. A Short agility test will ensure that your are fit for this adventure!

  • Paw Trek scooters are made for touring off road with sled dogs and have a deck, shock absorber, and brakes.We provide scooters, 1-2 energetic sled dogs, a helmet and a water bottle. 
  • You will need a long sleeved shirt, pants, sneakers,  and a zest for adventure!Must be in reasonably good shape and able to balance! Bikers a plus!
  • We go in all conditions!  Non-refundable as we have saved this time slot just for you!

Option #1 Hesperus Tour, 11 miles west of Durango, toward Mesa Verde. Shuttle to the trailhead. Travel on the Old Railroad Grade from Grady to Hesperus with a guide.

  • Adventure is approx. 2 hours total (includes shuttle).$125 per person.
  • By reservation Only
  • Monday and Thursday 11-1 and 2-4.
 An agility test ensures that participants are ready for this adventure.

An agility test ensures that participants are ready for this adventure.

Option #2 At Purgatory Resort. Meet at our Purgatory Resort Trailhead. Travel Through the Aspen Forest with a guide.Experience the mountains north of Durango. We go in all conditions.

  • Adventure  is approx. one hour. $75 per person,
  • By reservation only.
  • Available Friday, Saturday and Sunday (11:30,1:00, 2:30).
 Must weigh between 100-240 lbs for this option. We provide dog, scooter and helmet.

Must weigh between 100-240 lbs for this option. We provide dog, scooter and helmet.