We offer small group dog sled adventures. We strive to provide an intimate experience that emphasizes interaction with our huskies and our surroundings. We offer adventure tours and/ or rides. Participants need to be some-what active and prepared for a winter outing into the mountains. People who participate in activities such as hiking, cross-country skiing, or cycling will enjoy our trips. Due to the elevations and conditions where we offer tours- our trips are not well-suited for sedentary or in-active people.
Our base is located near Big Sky, Montana- We operate near the Border of Yellowstone Park (West Yellowstone and near Big Sky Resort).
A great introduction to dog sledding! Ideal for families with kids. The total experience is just over an hour. You will get a chance to socialize with our huskies, learn about dog sledding, harness the dogs, go for a dog sled ride, enjoy snacks in our Mountain Man tent or by the bon fire and of course have a meet and greet with the dogs. This trip provides a lot of terrific photo opportunities and is family fun for everyone! This trip departs at 1:30pm from the Rainbow River Ranch Lodge in Big Sky, Montana.
$235 per person/ Kids 5 to 12 - $150 includes breakfast or hors d'oeuvres, seasonal beverages and transportation to our location from the Rainbow Ranch Lodge, Big Sky Montana
Two departure times 9:30am or 1:30pm from the RAINBOW RANCH LODGE, BIG SKY, MONTANA
Our 1/2 Day Adventure begins and ends with warm drinks next to the fireplace at Rainbow Ranch Lodge
The 1/2 day experience is a wonderful adventure. This outing is well-suited for adventure lovers from five years old and up. We meet along the Gallatin River at the beautiful Rainbow Ranch Lodge, on US HWY 191 for a delicious continental breakfast and hot drinks. We then depart from the Rainbow for the short commute to our trailhead. Once there we start with the same sled dog ride as our Sled Dog Sampler, which then turns into a hands-on, highly interactive experience that allows you to Drive (Mush) your very own team of sled dogs! You will learn all the basics of mushing, go over all the safety procedures, and then go on a several mile loop driving a team of huskies (following a guide). We will stop several times for once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities along the way(so bring your camera!).
TYPES OF DOG SLEDS WE USE....
We utilize three different types of dog sleds. Guests can rotate between sleds and positions.
Sled 1- Ride with the guide (Sled Dog Sampler) You sit in the basket of a sled, wrapped in a sleeping bag and the guide drives (this is great for a parent and a child) while you sight see.
Sled 2- Tandem Driver Sled (Drive with a guide- "Learn to Mush"). This allows you to drive a sled while another member of your party rides in the basket- and a guide rides on the sled with you.
Sled 3- Drive your own sled! Drive your own team of Huskies and follow behind a guide sled and their team- your friend or family member rides in the sled and you can change drivers throughout the run, so everyone gets a chance to drive! Rule #1...Hang on tight!