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DURANGO DOG RANCH

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Summer and Winter Dog Sled Tours Outside Durango, CO  (click here for printable info. page)

Summer Kennel Tours start at 2525 CR 124, Hesperus, Colorado 81326 (by reservation only!)


Please book a tour before visiting.
The kennels are at our private home.

 

Winter Tours begin at various trailheads depending on snow conditions. Contact us for details.

WINTER SLED DOG TOURS

Two Hour Tours

OR

Evening Race Training

Sled dogs pulling two men and a little girl

Intro to Mushing-Two hour Tour

*a great introduction to mushing

Evening Race Training

*2-4 hour experience under the stars

INTRO TO MUSHING / TWO HR. TOURS

General: Tours from our base camp kennel. Great for the whole family. Advanced booking recommended. Same-day trips available.

 

The Dog Sled: Price of $325 is per sled. Two people or 375 lbs. fit comfortably on the sled with a guide. If under 375 lbs. we can sometimes add a smaller person or child for an additional fee of $75 (not to exceed the weight limit, please). 

 

Meeting Place: Tours meet at our base camp kennel and depend on snow conditions. All trails are within 30 miles of downtown Durango. We offer a shuttle service from specific locations for a nominal fee.

Timing: Tours last approximately two hours, 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.

Booking: Book using our online reservation system. Two people fit on a sled for a combined weight not to exceed 375 lbs. We offer 4 sleds each hour. We take up to 4 sleds each hour.  If you have questions, please call (970)759-1691.

 

Evening Race Training/2-4 Hrs.

General: This is a chance for ONE person per sled to train with the race team under the stars. The evening is the best time to train dogs. After everyone else has gone home, we will put you on the sled with a musher wearing headlamps and heavy gear for a two-hour run. Advanced reservations are required. Trips are non-refundable and go in all conditions. 

The Dog Sled: Price of $300 is per sled for one person. Since sleds need to be light and fast and you must be agile, race training is for ONE person only on the sled with the musher. We travel light and fast with headlamps and warm gear.

 

Meeting Place: You will need your own transportation. We will meet you at a designated meeting place usually less than a thirty-minute drive from downtown Durango on a major highway.  For race training, we pick the best trails and those that will afford the dogs the mileage they need for the upcoming races. We will call the evening of the trip to confirm meeting time and place and go over directions and last-minute details. 

Timing: Race training will begin after 5 pm and will last anywhere from 2-4 hours depending on the mileage of the upcoming race. Your musher will call and talk details with you.

Booking: Book using our online reservation system. If you have questions, please call (970)759-1741. This is a once in a lifetime experience to race train under the stars.