Alaskan Dog Sled Tours

Dog Sled Tours with Squid Acres Kennel

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 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. 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 adventureor interested in dog team support on your human powered expedition, Squid Acres has got you covered.

Visit our Tour Tips page for information on what to bring, places to stay and other things to do when visiting us. We specialize in custom trips. Contact us to talk over the options.

Summer Sled Dog Experience

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 Sled Dog 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. 

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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

Winter Dog Sled Rides and Day Trips

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.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or requests for custom dog mushing trips.

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.

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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

Expeditions and Longer Winter Mushing Adventures

Interested in an overnight trip or multi-day adventure? Our schedule includes several overnight trips and longer mushing expeditions.

Can you envision a multi-day dog mushing adventure, journeying through remote Alaskan mountain wilderness behind a team of huskies, camping in a heated tent along a snowy trail under the northern lights? Maybe you’d prefer spending nights in the comfort of the Susitna Adventure Lodge, and days exploring trails by dog team and learning to drive your own sled. Does a week long Women’s Mushing Retreat led by Yukon Quest and Iditarod veteran guides sound appealing?

In addition to these longer dog mushing adventure we offer, we can design a custom trip to meet your group’s needs.

Travel and Lodging

Looking for lodging, dining, and transportation resources for your Alaskan tour experience?

We offer two Squid Acres Mush Inn rental cabins near our Cantwell Location through AirBnB.

We also offer full accomodation services at our Susitna Adventure Lodge at our location near milepost 77 of the Denali Highway.

For more information about these options, and for a list of other lodging, transportation, and dining resources in our area, please see our Travel and Lodging Tips.

What our Guests are Saying…

Incredible Experience!

Cody is a great guide and host! Food was delicious! Dogs are amazing and friendly! Mushing is so peaceful! Highly recommended!

Mary French

Google Review

Hands down best experience of a life time.

If you want beautiful memories with stunning views and experiences with wonderful dogs. You have to book you summer or winter dogsledding trip with Squid acres. Mitch and Annie were my guides and they were phenomenal. I would do the trip again in a heartbeat if the opportunity comes around again.

Carol Home

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Paige and Cody were absolutely wonderful!

Their breadth of knowledge coupled with their passion were both educational and inspirational. They were all around wonderful and I would highly recommend this for everyone from any background.

Aaron Rubin

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