We strive to preserve our living heritage of overland travel. Great family fun for all ages, from young children to seasoned seniors. All treks offer a “hands-on” experience. Live your dream—mush a team of sled dogs or snuggle in a sleeping bag while you sit in the basket of the sled. Get involved as much as you’d like. You're invited to assist with the hook-up of the dogs prior to hitting the trail.
On all treks, guests are transported by our Guides to and from the trailhead. The meeting time is 9:15 a.m. for all treks. Children to seniors alike are welcome on all treks. Guests are invited to experience driving a team of dogs or, if you want to simply enjoy the ride, you may sit in the basket of the sled wrapped in a sleeping bag. Positions on the sled can be changed out while on trail; everyone that wants to mush a team of dogs will be given that opportunity. The three treks offer different lengths of time on trail. The Tenderfoot Trek offers the shortest time on trail, followed by the Yukon and then the all day Denali. On the Yukon and Denali Treks, a stop for lunch is included and gives our guests (little ones as well) an opportunity to get out of the sled, pet the dogs, play in the snow, take pictures of the grandeur scenery, relax and simply enjoy your surroundings. Return times to Chico Hot Springs vary depending on the number of guests in your party and the current snow conditions. Don't forget to bring your camera!!
The Denali Trek takes in views most appreciated by dog team. The trail takes you to the top of a scenic mountain vista... you'll feel as if you're on top of the world! A stop for lunch includes steak and trout grilled outdoors by your Guide, served with hot drinks, French onion soup, homemade bread and cheeses and melt-in-your-mouth homemade cheesecake. On the Denali Trek, each couple is assigned their own dogsled team to mush throughout the day. The Denali Trek is approximately 18 miles* on trail by dogsled team. The meeting time for the Denali Trek is 9:15 a.m. and returns to Chico Hot Springs late afternoon. Cost is $320 per person.
On the Yukon Trek breath-taking scenery is abound as the trail follows along Mill Creek and slightly climbs in elevation through the Gallatin National Forest. Stopping for a picnic lunch gives you a chance to take pictures, pet the dogs and enjoy being in the great outdoors. Lunch includes hot drinks, French onion soup, homemade bread and cheeses and melt-in-your-mouth homemade cheesecake. The Yukon trek is approximately 10 miles* on trail by dogsled team. The meeting time for the Yukon Trek is 9:15 a.m. and returns to Chico Hot Springs mid afternoon. Cost is $240 per person.
The Tenderfoot Trek is a great introductory trek and offers 6 miles* on the trail by dogsled team. What a fun opportunity to see the dogs doing what they enjoy—you'll surely get hooked for more! Great for all ages and those wanting a taste of adventure. The meeting time for the Tenderfoot Trek is 9:15 a.m. and returns to Chico Hot Springs early afternoon. Cost is $120 per person.
*Due to varying snow conditions and temperatures, trail mileage may vary.
ABOUT ABSAROKA DOGSLED TREKS
Absaroka Dogsled Treks was established in 1990 and operates in the Gallatin National Forest of the Absaroka Mountain Range under a U.S. Forest Service priority use permit.
The trails are located in a very scenic area and gradually climb in elevation with majestic mountains towering above the snow covered trail. A babbling mountain stream runs alongside. Day trips into the west face of the Absaroka Mountain Range ensure quality snow conditions throughout the season. Our well trained Guides provide you a safe, memorable adventure of a lifetime.
Our Winter Season starts the day after Thanksgiving and continues until the end of March.