Tours

Squid Acres Kennel offers a variety of dog mushing activities for a variety of experience levels. We have two locations to suit your trip, our main base just outside Fairbanks and our outpost camp in Cantwell on the picturesque Denali Highway. Whether you are interested in a kennel visit to meet the dogs, going for your first dogsled ride, learning to run your own team, going on a guided multi-day adventure or interested in dog team support on your human powered expedition, Squid Acres has got you covered. 

Dog Sled Rides and Day trips:

Interested in a dog sled ride, evening aurora dog sled ride or mushing school. Flip through our options below.

DOG SLED RIDES

1.5 – 2 hour tour, about 1 hour long ride in sled with time to learn about the kennel and dogs.
Price: $ / person.

EVENING AURORA DOGSLED RIDES
EVENING AURORA DOGSLED RIDES

4 hour tour. Ride in sled out to a camp with arctic oven and campfire. Hang out for and watch for lights and learn about dog mushing from guides. Hot drinks and smores. Ride back.
PRICE: /person (Photo courtesy of Mollie Foster)

MUSHING SCHOOL
MUSHING SCHOOL

Join us for a kennel tour and instruction on running your own team. We’ll then head out for day trip to heated Tent and campfire. Where we’ll rest dogs and enjoy a campfire lunch before running back to the kennel. $ /person

 

 

Longer Mushing Adventures:

Interested in a mushing school, day trip, overnight trip or multi-day adventure? We have several options that may interest you. Or we can design a trip that fits your needs. Look here to learn more about our longer adventures.

INTIMATE IDITAROD EXPERIENCE

Experience the world of dog mushing by becoming a member of the Squid Acres Racing Team. You will learn firsthand what it takes to run your own team and you’ll have exclusive, VIP access to all events at the Iditarod Ceremonial Start and the Willow Restart as an official Dog Handler for Squid Acres Iditarod Race team. Price: $6,625/person (Double Occupancy).

INTO THE WILD ADVENTURE

Run your team of huskies through some of the wildest country on the North Side of Denali National Park to a remote musher camp. From here, we’ll explore the historic Stampede Trail and the bus from Into the Wild. 4 days. Price: Contact for pricing and custom options.

OVERNIGHT MUSHING EXPERIENCE

Spend the day learning to run your own team, arriving by dog sled at a remote musher camp for the night. Here you will sleep in heated arctic oven tents, enjoy rustic gourmet cuisine and watch for northern lights by campfire.
Price: Contact for pricing and custom options.

WOMEN'S MUSHING RETREAT

Join Iditarod and Yukon Quest mushers Ryne Olson of Ryno Sled Dog Kennel and Paige Drobny of Squid Acres Kennel on a 5-day extensive learning trip just for gals! This trip will take mushers from Cantwell to Alpine Creek Lodge on the famed Denali Highway.

Update: our 2019 Women Retreats are Full!

MULTI DAY DENALI HIGHWAY ADVEN…

Learn to run your own team and travel the scenic Denali Highway. We can do 3-6 day trips options on the scenic Denali Highway. Contact us to work out the perfect Itinerary for you. Can be a combination of rustic camps and/or staying with one of the Lodges on the highway.

CUSTOM MULTI DAY ADVENTURES

We can do 4-8 day trips to many different locations in Alaska. Contact us to plan your dream trip.

 

Dog sled rides for special events:

Are you interested in mushing entertainment for large events? We have also hosted birthday parties for groups and brought our dogs to special events for businesses. Use the contact page if you are interested in talking to us about one of these options.

 

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