Dog Sled
Rides of
Winter Park

Status of Services

Sled Ride Status: Open for morning rides only, seven days a week.

Trail conditions: Spring like: icy in the morning, soft in the afternoon with intermittent dirt patches.

Kennel Tour Status: Open by special arrangement in the afternoon after the rides are finished for the day.

Cart Ride Status: Closed. We are running sleds.

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A sled pulled by huskys at Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park.

Winter Tours

Call (970) 726-8326 or click here to schedule the experience of a lifetime.

Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park has 80 Siberian and Alaskan huskies. During the winter, the dogs pull sleds in the forests near Winter Park. They love their job and can't wait until we have enough snow to take out guests.

The Ride

Here is a basic timeline for our winter sled rides.

  1. Arrive at your scheduled ride time. If you show up early, we may not be ready to receive you.
  2. Check-in with the Guest Wrangler in the smaller green building. If no one is there, please wait for us. DO NOT wander around looking for us.
  3. Sign the liability waiver.
  4. Step on the scale. It is important to know the combined weight of the passengers in the sled.
  5. Make sure you have your hat, gloves, goggles, and camera.
  6. Walk back to the dogs as a group with the Guest Wrangler.
  7. Get introduced to your driver and loaded into your sled.
  8. Watch the driver hook the dogs to your sled.
  9. Enjoy 45 minutes out on our private trail system.
  10. Take pictures and learn about your sled dogs.
  11. Return to the kennel.
  12. Pet, kiss and take close up pictures with your sled dogs.
  13. Thank your driver and head back to the check-out area.
  14. Warm up with hot chocolate.
  15. Leave a tip for your driver and settle your bill.
  16. Tell all your friends about us!

On the ride, we can accommodate one, two or three guests in each sled. We have a weight limit of 350 pounds (158.7 kilograms, 25 stones) for the total weight of all guests in the same sled. There is also a maximum height restriction of 48 inches (4 feet, 1.21 meters) on the third person. For example, a mother, father and child can all ride in the same sled only if their combined weight is 350 pounds or less and the child is less than 48 inches tall.

During the ride, all passengers remain in the sled as the experienced musher expertly guides the sled down the trail. Along the way, the guide will point out any wildlife tracks (or actual wildlife such as moose and coyotes), take pictures for the guests and answer any questions about dogsledding or local history, attractions and activities.

The trip covers about four or five miles in about 45 minutes. The trails are situated on private property and we cannot allow guests to walk or ski on the trails. We get to see some amazing views along the way including 13 thousand foot peaks, the Continental Divide, Winter Park Ski Resort, and of course lots of snow and dog butts.

Reservations are required for all services. You must have a major credit card to pay a 50% or 100% deposit at the time of booking.

Call (970) 726-8326 or click here to schedule the experience of a lifetime.

Risks and Rules

If you are coming for a ride with us, it is helpful to read our risks and rules before you show up. We will review these with you before your trip, but if you already know them, your time with us will be safer and more enjoyable. Also below is a waiver. If you have a large group coming, it is helpful to have the liability waiver signed by everyone before you show up as well. It saves a little check-in time.