Vail Colorado Dog Sledding, Dog Sled Tours

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Dog Sledding

Take a break from skiing Vail and experience an ancient, exhilirating form of winter travel on a Vail dog sledding tour.

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  • Two hour, half day, and full day tours are available.
  • Sleds carry two guests at a time with an experienced musher at the helm.
  • Tours cover 5-10 miles and depart daily from multiple locations.


Feel the rush of the sled and powerful pull of the dog team as you glide through Aspen glades and rolling meadows on a Vail dog sledding tour. Dog sledding is a great way to explore the Vail wilderness that the whole family will enjoy. Dog sled tours generally run from December through April depending on snow conditions.

Where to go

The best dog sledding is down valley from Vail near the towns of Minturn and Wolcott where wilderness trails and open spaces abound. Sledding is usually done on private trails, which means you'll likely have the trail all to yourself.

Guided Tours

Dog sledding is a technical activity that requires years of experience to master, so explore the several guided dog sledding operations in the Vail Valley. Tours depart multiple times daily pending snow conditions.

Other Dog Sledding Resources

Colorado Mountain Mushers

A local Colorado club, the Colorado Mountain Mushers hosts many events and activities throughout the winter season.