Squid Acres Kennel

Squid Acres Kennel is a competitive Alaskan sled dog kennel and adventure tour company based near Denali National Park. 

We provide a place for sled dogs to do what they love most: RUN!

Join us for a dog sled tour, an overnight dog mushing adventure, or a multi-day expedition with our experienced guides and team of Alaskan Huskies.

Stay with us in one of our economical AirBnB rental cabins in Cantwell, Alaska or at the luxurious Susitna Adventure Lodge along the Denali Highway

Summer Mushing Experiences

Squid Acres offers summer dog mushing experiences at both our Cantwell location, near Denali National Park and at the Susitna Adventure Lodge at MP 77 on the scenic Denali Highway. Join Cody, Paige, and other awesome guides to learn about the amazing athletes of Squid Acres Kennel. You’ll get the chance to meet the dogs, one on one. Learn what it takes to train for and run the worlds toughest sled dogs races.  Help hook up the team and go for a training run in a 5 passenger ATV.

Book a Summer Mushing Experience

Cantwell Summer
Mushing Experience

Join veteran Iditarod and Yukon Quest mushers, Paige Drobny and Cody Strathe on a summer mushing experience near Denali National Park. Tour the kennel and meet the amazing canine athletes who run the world’s most challenging dog sled races. Help hook up a team to a 5 passenger ATV and ride along. 

two-hour-dog sled ride

Susitna Adventure Lodge
Day Mushing Experience

Join mushers Paige Drobny and Cody Strathe for a full summer day at the Susitna Adventure Lodge on the scenic Denali Highway. Meet the amazing sled dogs, and hook up a team to a 5 passenger ATV for a ride. Tour the surrounding wilderness. Hike with the huskies, go fishing, or paddle the alpine lake.

Winter aurora tour

Susitna Lodge Overnight Mushing Experience

Go hiking with the amazing canine athletes who run the toughest dogsled races in the world. Enjoy an overnight stay at the Susitna Adventure Lodge, which you’ll have to yourself. Enjoy fishing, paddling or just relaxing. Hook up a team to a 5 passenger ATV for a ride Meals, lodging and guide provided.

two-hour-dog sled ride

Dog Sled Tours

Squid Acres Kennel offers a variety of dog mushing activities for a variety of experience levels. We have two locations to choose from. Most of our dog sled tours begin from our Cantwell location, on the picturesque Denali Highway. Our second location is at the Susitna Adventure Lodge, Mile Post 77 on the Denali Highway.

Winter Tours

Join our experienced dog mushing guides one of our Winter Dog Sled Rides or Day Trips, or book a half day Mushing School experience and learn to drive your own team. Take an evening Aurora Sled Ride for a four hour tour to a remote camp. Sit around a cozy campfire with a hot beverage and watch for the northern lights.

Book a Winter Dog Sled Tour

Two Hour
Dog Sled Ride

Experience riding in a dog sled behind a team of huskies through the mountains near Denali. Your experienced guides will share their stories from the trail.

two-hour-dog sled ride

Evening Aurora
Mushing Tour

Ride a dog sled to a remote camp. Watch for the northern lights by a campfire. Enjoy hot beverages and learn about dog mushing and life in remote Alaska.

Winter aurora tour

Half Day
Mushing School

Learn to run your own team of huskies. Receive personal instruction as you mush your own small team in the mountains near Denali National Park.

two-hour-dog sled ride

Custom Adventure Trips

We specialize in custom Alaskan adventure trips. We can create a mushing experience tailored to your group’s needs.  

Join an entire overnight or multi-day custom trip to travel through remote wilderness by dog sled and camp in Arctic Oven tents as we go.

With our lodged-based multi-day trips, you can Fly by ski plane or take our tracked snowcoach to the luxurious Susitna Adventure Lodge. Spend your days mushing in the remote Clearwater Mountains, and your nights in the comfortable of our Lodge.

Each spring, we offer two Wild Women’s Dog Mushing Retreats with mushers Paige Drobny and Ryne Olson. Spend a week traveling, camping, and learning between Cantwell and the Susitna Adventure Loge along the Denali Highway.

 Join us for the mushing adventure of a lifetime!
Contact us to learn about the options and pricing.

What our Guests are Saying…

Five-Star FANTASTIC Adventure!!

FANTASTIC experience! Cody was our guide, and made our adventure a five-star. He’s a multiple Iditarod finisher, has fabulous dogs and gear, and is knowledgeable and FUN! We were two couples and this is a memory we will savor our whole lives.


Trip Advisor Review

This tour was unbelievable. Definitely the best tour of our trip. Paige was awesome! She explained all things dogsledding and answered all our questions. It was so fun learning about all the dogs, their quirks, and how they work together…. I highly highly recommend Squid Acres Kennel Dogsled Tour if you’re looking for a dog sledding experience. You can tell how much they love their dogs and have such a passion for dogs and dog sledding.
Lisa A

Trip Advisor Review

Our train tour thru Alaska stopped in Denali for several days. One of the planned outings was to Squid Acres, something I would not necessarily have expected to be a highlight of the entire trip. But it was GREAT….We had hands on time with the adult sled dogs… Then we met the puppies, all too cute to be believed. The whole experience was just so fun, I felt like a kid again.

Trip Advisor Review

Squid Acres in the Media

Squid Acres Cantwell Location

Squid Acres Kennels Dog Sled Tours

134 Denali Hwy, Cantwell, AK 99729, USA

Directions from Denali Park Visitors Center

Susitna Adventure Lodge

MP 77.5, Denali Hwy, Cantwell, AK 99729, USA


Directions from Cantwell, Alaska
(Denali Highway closed in Winter)