Not sure about the cold? Trail Breaker Kennel’s Sled Dog Sampler is a thrilling 30-minute tour featuring a 2-mile dog sled ride and plenty of photo opportunities! Join our local mushing guides on the Chena River for an exciting sled ride pulled by a team of energetic Alaskan Huskies. Get to know the huskies and a brief of history of dog mushing while you experience the splendors of Alaska’s wilderness and the infectious joy of authentic sled dogs.
Founded by Susan Butcher (4-time Iditarod champion), Trail Breaker Kennel is an iconic piece of Alaskan culture. The kennel is conveniently located a mile from the Fairbanks International Airport and 15 minutes from downtown Fairbanks. Alaskan Dog Sledding is the perfect experience for dog lovers and outdoor adventurers alike. Book today and learn why we have so many 5-star reviews!
Cost: $75/person for dog sled ride
$20 Entry fee without the ride. Interested in visiting, learning about dog mushing and seeing sled dogs in action, but don’t want a ride? Join your friend(s) and watch them take off on their ride.
Duration: 30 minutes
Start Times: 11am, 11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1:30pm & 2pm daily from December – March.
Capacity: 2-4 sled riders per tour
Age Restriction: Guests must be at least 4 years old to participate. Children ages 4-6 must be accompanied by an adult participant during the ride.
Transportation: Trail Breaker Kennel does not provide transportation. Please plan your ride to and from your tour. Please arrive 5 minutes before your tour start time.
Notes: Please dress warmly for your tour. Prepare to be outside in unpredictable weather for your dog sled ride. Required gear: warm jacket, hat, scarf, mittens, snow pants (if you have them) and warm footwear. Tours will be canceled if the temperature is -25 degrees or colder. Tours will be canceled for children 10 years and younger at -10.
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