Tours

Tours have reopened. Summer mushing experiences can be reserved online.

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 Old Susitna 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 adventure or 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 Mushing Experience:

We are excited to now offer a summer dog mushing experience at both our Cantwell location, near Denali National Park and at the Old Susitna Lodge at MP 77 on the scenic Denali Highway. Join Cody, Paige, Mandy or May to learn about the amazing athletes of Squid Acres Kennel. Join us for a private, small group, hands-on learning experience. 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, the Yukon Quest and Iditarod. You will also get to help hook up the team and go for a training run in a 5 passenger ATV. Don’t miss your chance to see these athletes doing what they love! Click the “Summer Cart Rides!” icon below for booking. Price is $125/person. Tours are offered during the cool hours of the day for the dogs. We offer a 9 am tour and a 7 pm tour daily. We reserve the right to cancel or shorten the dog ride portion of the tour due to high temperatures for the safety of the dogs. We can accommodate groups larger than 10 and different time periods with prior notice. Contact us to see how we can customize your trip.

 

 



Winter 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: $125 / person.

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: $300 /person (Photo courtesy of Mollie Foster)

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. $ 500/person

 

 

 

 

 

Longer Winter 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.

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.

ALPINE CREEK LODGE MUSHING ADV…
Alpine Creek Lodge Mushing Adventure

Take a 3 hour scenic tour in a tracked snow jeep to the cozy Alpine Creek Lodge. From here, we’ll explore the side trails of the historic Denali Highway. This trip can be multiple days and tailored to fit the group. 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 7-day extensive learning trip just for gals! This trip will take mushers from Cantwell to Alpine Creek Lodge on the famed Denali Highway.

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.

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).