Mush! Dog sledding has been a greatly used form of transportation for hundreds of years, and now you can experience some of the best dog sled rides in the nation during your next visit to Leavenworth, WA! Just imagine winding through a winter wonderland behind a pack of dogs as you take in the glorious mountain views. The wind is in your hair, you leave all traces of reality behind, and you make memories that will last a lifetime. Here are some of the best places to go dog sledding in Washington that you won’t want to miss this winter!
Dog sledding in Washington is just one of the many incredible winter activities in our area. Request a free copy of our Leavenworth Vacation Guide and you’ll instantly receive a full list of local activities and attractions including outdoor recreation, dining, entertainment, events, and more. That way, you can spend less time planning and more time actually enjoying your Leavenworth getaway!
2 of the Best Places to Go Dog Sledding in Washington
1. Northwest Dog Sled Adventures
Meet the Flying Furs of Northwest Dogsled Adventures! These teams of beautiful dogs are formed from Iditarod veterans, racing champions, Siberian Huskies, Alaskans, and rescues. Not only will you have the opportunity to meet and play with them, but they will lead you on a thrilling journey through the Leavenworth wilderness. You will quickly discover how much these dogs love what they do as they pound through the snow and introduce you to some incredible mountain sights.
Of course, the fun doesn’t end there! Upon your return, you will be encouraged to continue interacting with the dogs and participate in their care and watering. It’s a great way to make new furry friends while embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.
Rates for the Northwest Dog Sled Adventures
The company begins accepting reservations for the winter months beginning November 1st. A 50% deposit is required to confirm your tour date and time. Tours take place from mid-December to April 1st (weather permitting.)
One Hour Tour (7 miles): $165 for adult and $110 for a child under 80 pounds. Reservations must be made in advance on the company’s contact page.
2. SierraBlu Kennels
An interesting fact about the SierraBlu Kennels sled team is that they are actually music video stars! They made an appearance as Macklemore’s dog team in his music video for “Can’t Hold Us” in 2013. Not only have they been featured on TV, but they are also weight-pulling champions and have brought home several gold medals. Now you can meet these beautiful celebrities for yourself!
Rides with the dogs of SierraBlu Kennels usually begins the first part of December, weather permitting. They will also be offering rides during the third week of the Leavenworth Winter Festival for one hour, two hour, and half hour excursions.
Rates for SierraBlu Kennels
Adults – $150
Children under 80 pounds – $100
For free rides, be sure to visit Blackbird Island in Leavenworth for the IceFest celebration! They will be giving complimentary 5-8 minute rides with the team!
Escape to Leavenworth This Winter With Pine River Ranch
Whether you’re staying with us to partake in dog sledding in Washington or to enjoy the Cascade Mountains’ immense skiing opportunities, Leavenworth is your ideal winter break destination! For only the best local accommodations, we invite you to book your stay at Pine River Ranch Bed & Breakfast. Our historic inn located in the Cascade Mountains is ideal for couples and all travelers seeking a peaceful escape. Our guests experience cozy and rustic-style suites, unique amenities, and a piping hot breakfast delivered straight to their door each morning. It’s the perfect alternative to typical Leavenworth hotels and provides a unique experience you won’t soon forget.
Book your favorite room with us today and we look forward to seeing you soon!