Feel the Spirit of Yellowstone Country with a Dogsled Adventure in Montana!
Based at historic Chico Hot Springs Resort, we’re conveniently located one hour from Bozeman's Gallatin Field International Airport, centrally located between Yellowstone Park and Livingston, Montana, in beautiful Paradise Valley.
Include Absaroka Dogsled Treks in your visit to Yellowstone National Park this Winter. While visiting Yellowstone National Park, animal lovers will be thrilled to see buffalo, elk and wolves. Tie it in with the adventure of a dogsled trek taking you up a mountain trail in the Gallatin Range of the Northern Rocky Mountains.
Our treks offer a fun, exciting, and informative outdoor recreation experience for our guests and their families, and create treasured memories that last a lifetime! We are located in Paradise Valley, 30 miles north of Yellowstone Park, in the foothills of the majestic Absaroka Mountains.
Come see for yourself and feel the "spirit" of western Montana!
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What It's Like To Go Dog Sledding
By Jennifer Polland at Business Insider
I'll admit I was apprehensive about it at first — I was worried about the dogs and the cold, and it just didn't seem like my kind of thing — but it proved to be one of the most exhilarating and memorable experiences of my life. Dog sledding allows you to explore untouched backcountry terrain that would otherwise be inaccessible, since snowmobiles are not allowed, the snow is too deep, and the distance too far to walk... more
Dogsled Montana at Chico Hot Springs Resort
By Matt Payne at the Washington Times
January 7, 2013 - The sound is chaotic and deafening. Out of context the high-pitched wails might imply something cataclysmic, but here, the piercing cries speak not to impending doom but to pure primal joy. These yelps are the cries of sled dogs as their mushers from Absaroka Dog Sled Treks prepare them to take guests of Montana’s Chico Hot Springs Resort on an 18-mile dogsled trek through the state’s transcendent Absaroka Mountains... more
Dogsled in Montana near Yellowstone with Absaroka Dogsled Treks at Chico Hot Springs
SF World Travel Examiner by Kristi Gutierrez
The winter season beckons a different kind of experience when you travel that isn’t offered at any other time of the year. If you find yourself near West Yellowstone and you grow bored of bison in the snow, there are plenty of options for playing in powder. In between boarding at Bridger and soaking at Chico, mush your own sled or just bundle up for the ride. Cold weather lovers will gratify their need for adventure by dog sledding through the Gallatin National Forest in Montana... more
Love at First Site
From Trip Advisor
We just spent 6 nights at Chico for our honeymoon and would go back next week if we could. We stayed in one of the cabins (708) on the hill overlooking the property which had a spectacular view of Paradise Valley. It was very clean and spacious with a newly appointed bathroom with jacuzzi tub/shower etc. Chico is a laid back place, not what I would call a 'luxury' resort by any means. But the gourmet restaurant was excellent! And the food at the poolside cafe (pizza, salads, burgers) was good for grill food...
We also did the dogsledding which was awesome! (Absoroka Dogsled treks ) Clarke our guide was great and the whole experience of learning to drive your own dog sled in just a few hours was amazing. Its only a short drive (30 minutes) to Yellowstone from Chico so we spent several days exploring there and seeing wildlife...more
Yellowstone Adventures & Montana Hospitality
Travel Lady Magazine by Valerie Summers
My adventure began in Paradise Valley at Chico Hot Springs Resort, a favorite with locals as well as visitors. My group of five women met up with Mark Nardin, a man with an interesting past and a positive outlook, who owns and operates Absaroka Dogsled Treks. We piled into a small bus, people in the front, Alaskan huskies in back, and drove for an hour into the Gallatin National Forest on a beautiful, sunny winter day...more
Pray, Montana & Chico Hot Springs Resort
From Trip Advisor
Great western style featuring outdoor hot spring pools...The highlight of our visit was a half day dog sled excursion into the Gallatin National Forest. It was a spectacular trip -- just the four of us and our guide and two teams of sled dogs. Weekdays during February are less crowded for the tours and fewer people are using the national forest. We each had turns driving the sleds. Our teenagers loved it. These amazing dogs are hardworking athletes! You can book the excursion through the hotel. The tour leaves from their office right on the Chico Hot Springs property.
Making Connections in Montana
By Cathy Orr
It takes but one trip West to reap a tradition—and what better states in which to start than Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado? Montana’s always been a magnet for explorers, and I’m drawn into it on a regular basis, this time heading west from Billings, on Interstate 90, for a bit of 21st-century exploration along one of many of Montana’s historic corridors of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail...more