Tour Tips

Mushing tour tips. Folks have lots of questions when coming to do a tour with us. This page is meant to answer some of these questions and will be evolving over time.

Old Susitna Lodge Tours

The Old Susitna Lodge and our new Lodging under construction.


Backwoods Lodge is our closest lodging, a 5 minute walk from our kennel. Carol and Brian are some of the nicest hosts in the area and have clean comfortable rooms at affordable prices. Check out their website at

Experience Alaska Yurt Rentals, Located about 2 miles East on Denali Highway. Nightly yurt rentals with an amazing view of Denali. The host, Clay is a local hunting guide and adventurer with lots of local knowledge.

Cockman’s Cantwell Log Cabin on AirBnB, located about 5 miles north on the Parks Highway. A nice log cabin in a quiet setting hosted by fellow mushers and adventurers, the Cockman Family.

Panorama Pizza Pub, located at Carlo Creek, North of Cantwell on the Parks Highway. A great place to get pizza and beer and enjoy the deck.

Longhorn Saloon. 


FOOD and LODGING NEAR OUR SUSITNA LODGE SITE (Mile Post 77 Denali Highway)- We do not offer lodging at this time.

Alpine Creek Lodge – Located 9 miles east from us at milepost 68 on Denali Highway. They have private rooms, camping, guided activities, restaurant and bar. Run by the Bondy Family.

Clearwater Mountain Lodge – Located 5 miles west of us at MP 82 on the Denali Highway. They offer fuel and tire service, food, lodging, camping, airstrip, guided activities and a bar. Visit with Colleen and the Clearwater Family.

Maclaren River Lodge– Located 35 miles east at MP 42 on Denali Highway. They have a lodging, fuel, guided activities, and restaurant and bar. Stop in and say hi to Susie and Alan.