WINTER TOURS

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General Information

Reserve a Dog Sled

Reservations must be made at least 12 hours in advance. We offer 3 trips per day (9:00, 12:00 and 3:00) with four sleds per time slot. The price is $395 PER sled. Once booked, you will receive a confirmation. We will send a TEXT to the number provided with instructions and directions between 4-7 pm the night before the trip. Tours are NON-REFUNDABLE as we have saved the sled for you.

The Dog Sled

A sled comfortably fits two people or 375 pounds, and the price is $395 PER SLED. Every sled has a guide on it.  When the sled is overloaded, It is uncomfortable and damages the equipment. If you overload the sled and arrive with more than two people, we reserve the right to ask someone to stay behind. Occasionally, we can fit a Lap child at no extra charge - lap children cannot tie their shoes and sit in a car seat.

Meeting Place

Tours leave from our base camp kennel either at our Ranch in Hesperus, Trails in Mancos, or Molas Pass. We choose the best trails for the trip. All trails are within 60 minutes or less of downtown Durango, and you will receive a text the evening before the trip with directions. If you do not hear from us by 7 pm, we may not have the correct contact info, so please call us.

Timing

Tours last approximately two hours, including a mushing lesson before getting on the sled and harnessing dogs. We will finish with a hot drink by the fire and maybe even make a s'more after thanking your dogs for a job well done. It is important to be on time as the dogs will be waiting for you. This is a two-hour experience. You will NOT be in the sled for 2 hours. 

What to Wear

Dress in layers and snow boots, hats, gloves, and a smile. This is a cold-weather activity so dress accordingly. We have a photographer on-site to capture it all, and purchasing a disc with all the photos is totally up to you! Trails are all above 8,000 feet so wear sunscreen. We go in ALL conditions (snow or no snow!), so be prepared for all weather.

A Sled holds 2 people not to exceed 375 pounds

SnowCat Tours(Friday -Sunday)

          Sunset Tour By SnowCat

Take a tour at the Durango Dog Ranch at Sunset in a comfortable four-seater "Cat or  4x4 Side by Side. Come to the ranch and ride the trail up to the high point. Watch the sunset while sipping hot drinks. Dress warmly...when the sun sets the chill sets in. We provide hot drinks. 

Reserve a Cat Tour

Reservations must be made at least 12 hours in advance. ONLY offered Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 5:00. The price is $400 for 4 seats. Once booked, you will receive a confirmation. We will send a TEXT to the number provided with instructions and directions between 4-7 pm the night before the trip. Tours are NON-REFUNDABLE as we have saved the CAT for you.

The Snowcat

The Snowcat or Kubota Side by Side has 4 seats. It fits 4 people comfortably, and your Tour Guide is the driver. Take a tour of the beautiful La Platas with an interpretive driver who will take you over the snow and stop at the top to view the sunset over the Sleeping Ute. 

Meeting Place

Tours leave from our base camp kennel either at our Ranch in Hesperus or 20 minutes from Downtown Durango. You will receive a text the evening before the trip with directions. If you do not hear from us by 7 pm, we may not have the correct contact info, so please call us.

Timing

Tours last approximately an hour and a half from 5:00-6:30 

What to Wear

Dress in layers and snow boots, hats, gloves, and a smile. This is a cold-weather activity so dress accordingly. We go in ALL conditions (snow or no snow!), so be prepared for all weather. Bring your own libations (Think Peppermint Schnapps and Baileys!)

$400 per Cat-4 seat Capacity

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