Imagine a white wilderness where all you can hear is the sound of snow falling, the trickle of the nearby streams, and the footsteps and breath of some canine pals. Imagine being warm and toasty while feeling the invigorating sensation of the cold mountain air on your face. Now imagine taking a relaxing warm dip in remote hot springs and the smooth sensation of a warm drink and a tasty lunch after your first mushing experience. Have we piqued your interest?
Taking a dog sled tour in Jackson Hole will give you that very experience. There are currently two companies that run these sorts of tours through the valley and we highly recommend both. These dog sled tours are a unique experience in Jackson Hole, an adventure that not many have discovered at this point.
Both Continental Divide Dogsled Adventures and Jackson Hole Iditarod Sled Dog Tours, Inc. offer half-day and day trips in the valley. If you are looking for overnight adventures, you can take a tour with Continental Divide Dogsled Adventures as they travel up to Togwotee Mountain Lodge and Brooks Lake Lodge. Alternatively, JH Iditarod Sled Dog Tours offer full and half day tours to Granite Hot Springs, also a once in a lifetime opportunity.
The dogs at both of these companies are extremely athletic and train to race in the Iditarod. They are either Alaskan Huskies or Eskimo work dogs, all with great dispositions and stamina. You will be bundled in warm blankets as they race you down the trails at dog speed. You can even see dog sledding in action between January 26th and February 3rd when the Pedigree Stage Stop Race travels through the town of Jackson.
Whether you are new to the area or just stopping through, a dog sled tour in Jackson Hole is a unique experience, unlike any others.