Book a Mushing Experience!

Book a summer or winter dog mushing experience near Denali. We can also create a custom dogsled adventure for your group.

To book now, choose which location you are interested in doing a tour. Cantwell Summer Tours or Old Susitna Lodge Summer Tours. Click on which time of day you would like your tour. Green squares indicate available tour dates. Bookings for our summer morning tours must be made by 10 pm the night before and bookings for summer afternoon and evening tours can be made up to the time of tour, we appreciate a one hour warning so we can be most prepared. We offer an additional time slot of 1pm at our Cantwell location. Contact us for availability on other custom time slots.

Price is $125/person. All tours are private. Once you book the tour it will not be available to others. Because of this, the minimum price for tours is a 2 person booking of $250 (even if only 1 person). On the booking form, you will click 1 for private group. This includes 2 people.  Then click the total number of people in your group. 

For parties of more than 5 people, we ask for at least 2 hour notice. For parties of more than 10 people, please contact us before booking to confirm availability.  Contact us for availability of all multi-day trips.

Contacting Squid Acres Kennel Dogsled Tours

dogs@squidacres.com

Cantwell/Denali Tour Office (907) 699 – 4939 or (907) 371-8599

Refund Policy:
Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 72 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price. No refunds for arriving more than 1/2 hour late. We strongly recommend that you get travel insurance before your trip to cover unexpected last minute cancellations.

Inclement Weather Cancellations:
Summer: We reserve right to shorten or cancel dog run portion of tour due to hot temperatures for safety of the dogs. Tours will not be stopped due to cold or rainy weather. Please bring rain gear and clothing appropriate for weather conditions. Partial refund may be given if tour must be shortened due to warm temperatures.

Winter: Tours will be cancelled if road conditions are unsafe for travel of our vehicles or if temperatures are colder than -20 degrees Fahrenheit. Cancellations due to weather will be fully refunded..

Please do your best arrive at the exact time of the tour. You do not need to arrive early.

DIRECTIONS:

CANTWELL TOURS: We are located at the corner of Denali Highway and an unnamed road at MP 134 Denali Highway. At Cantwell, take Denali Highway East. Take right on first cross road (intersection with State Trooper Sign). We are first place on right.

OLD SUSITNA LODGE TOURS: We are located 58 miles East of Cantwell on the Denali Highway at Milepost 78. This is a maintained gravel road in a wilderness setting with few services available. Drive time can take 2 or more hours depending on the condition of the road. Please make sure to research driving this road before coming and make sure you are prepared. Squid Acres is not responsible for a lack of preparation.

WHAT TO BRING:
Summer tours: We are located in the mountains and our summer temperatures can be between 32 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Please have clothing for a variety of temperatures and rain gear. Our tours are hands on with unpredictable dogs, so please bring clothing that can get dirty. and will not be ruined by dogs.
Helpful items to bring include: hats, gloves, rubber boots, rain gear, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, snacks and drinks.

WE PROVIDE:
Gifts and snacks for purchase.
Complimentary drinking water.
We live off grid. We offer rustic outhouse restrooms.

VEHICLE DISCLAIMER: You will be responsible for costs associated with towing your vehicle. The Denali Highway is a gravel road. Four wheel drive not usually necessary during summer. Please check on road conditions before travelling. Some rental cars are not allowed on the Denali Highway. Please check before booking. No refunds for arriving more than 1/2 hour late.

If you have questions, Please text or call one of the following numbers.
907-699-4939 or 907-371-8599

 

COVID 19 Policy:

Your health is our top priority, and we have put special measures in place to keep all guests safe both during and after your activity.

Private tours – For your safety, we have changed our tours to be private tours only. You will not have any other guests on your tour. Only our staff. who have all been vaccinated and follow safe covid practices in their daily lives.

Stringent Cleaning – We’ve increased the frequency of disinfecting surfaces and high traffic areas between each tour, and hand sanitizer will be available to all of our guests.

Masks: Masks will be provided if you do not have your own face covering. We ask that all guests where a face covering when in close proximity to our staff or are in indoor settings.

Wellness Checks – Employees receive daily wellness checks to ensure they are healthy and symptom-free. If you or anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms, we will work directly with you to cancel or reschedule your tour.

We have a certified Wilderness First Responder on our staff and safety equipment on hand during all tours.