Tours

Summer and Winter 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 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 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:

A group enjoys a run with a team during a summer mushing experience near Denali.

We are excited to now offer a summer dog mushing experience 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. 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. We offer a 9 am, 1 pm 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 and then book through the Dog Sled Rides link below or contact us if you have more questions.

DOG SLED RIDES

1.5 – 2 hour tour, Includes 1.5 hour ride in sled. Optional 1 hour presentation availble with time to learn more about the kennel. dogs and racing.
Price: $200 / person for ride. $50/person for optional 1 hour presentation on mushing.

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. Enjoy hot drinks before riding 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 a half day trip in the beautiful mountains near Denali National Park. $ 500/person

Longer Winter Mushing Adventures:

Interested in an overnight trip or multi-day adventure? We have several options that may interest you or we can design a trip that fits your needs. Click here to learn more about our longer adventures. 

 

 

Squid Acres Mush Inn – Cabin Rental in Cantwell: 

We have two small cabins available for nightly rental at our Cantwell location. Combine your Cantwell summer tour with an overnight stay at the kennel and get 20% off your summer mushing experience. See the AirBnb listing below for more details or contact us directly.