Kennel Visit

Meet the mushers, huskies, and puppies of historic Trail Breaker Kennel! Founded in 1976, Trail Breaker has a mighty history in the great state of Alaska. Join our mushers on a walking tour of our kennel as they teach you about the history and lifestyle of mushers in Interior Alaska. Learn how our record-setting kennel founders, Susan Butcher and David Monson, shaped the sport of mushing. Learn about Trail Breaker’s sled dog training philosophy as you cuddle adorable husky puppies. This family-friendly and informative experience is perfect for kids and adults alike!

What will you see and do during your visit?

Arrive at Trail Breaker Kennel 

Follow the directions in your confirmation email to arrive at Trail Breaker Kennel. Parking is available at our tour site for those who drive their own vehicle. 

Tour Itinerary

Learn about the captivating world of dog mushing during this on-hour sled dog kennel visit. During your visit here at Trail Breaker Kennel, one of our authentic mushing guides will share an exclusive backstage tour of our kennel. Learn about the groundbreaking careers of our kennel founders, four-time Iditarod champion Susan Butcher and Yukon Quest champion David Monson. You’ll even see some of Susan’s Iditarod trophy’s up close during your visit!

As you hear about the intricacies of sled dog care and training as our experienced mushers share their knowledge with you, you will gain a deeper understanding of the dedication and teamwork required to maintain a successful sled dog team and kennel.

To top off your kennel visit you will get to interact with adorable husky pups and learn about (and take part in) their early socialization and training experiences. Whether they’re eagerly exploring their surroundings or playfully romping with each other, these spirited youngsters are sure to capture your heart and leave you with cherished memories.

Throughout your time here at Trail Breaker Kennel we welcome any and all questions you may have, as our goal is for you to leave with a new understanding and appreciation for our amazing athletes and family members. 

Ask any final questions, browse through our gift shop, the Trail Breaker Trading Post, and take any last photos as your exciting visit to Trail Breaker Kennel wraps up. 

End of Tour

Just because your visit is over doesn’t mean you can’t stay up to date with the mushers and huskies at Trail Breaker. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates from your musher guides and adorable husky photos!

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Tour Details

Cost: $47/guest, Children 0-4 years old free entrance

Duration: 45 minutes

Age Restriction: No age restriction. An attentive adult must accompany anyone 17 years of age or younger throughout the entirety of this tour.

Booking: Reservations are required for this tour.

Cancellation Policy: We require a 100% down payment for bookings. Cancellations and modifications can be made up to 24 hours in advance will receive a 100% refund. You can do so by following the links in your confirmation email. If you need to cancel your tour within that 24-hour window, email us at to receive a 50% refund. No-shows will be charged the full amount.

Military Discount: We offer a 10% discount for active duty and reserve members, and their dependents. Use the code Military at checkout. A valid ID will be required at the start of your tour.

Mobility: We work to provide everyone with a great experience, no matter their level of mobility. This tour requires some walking over uneven terrain. There are benches and chairs along the way for those who need a rest. Our guides will also be there to help you along the way. We ask that you detail any mobility issues in your intake form when completing your booking. If you have any questions or concerns before your visit, email us at We will be happy to chat with you to make sure you get the most out of your visit.

Transportation: We do not provide transportation. Guests must make their way to and from the kennel on their own. If you need transportation, we suggest using one of the taxi services in Fairbanks. On average, a taxi ride from downtown Fairbanks will cost $15-20 each way. For a list of the taxis in Fairbanks, click here

Weather: Tours operate rain or shine. Be prepared for the unpredictable Alaskan weather by bringing layers and a raincoat. 

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