Box Canyon by dog team, a 1.5 hours tour.
December-March weather permitting
Sit back and relax as you enjoy an incredible winter sled dog tour out to Box Canyon. Your guide will do all the driving and a will take you out to Box Canyon where you will be amazed by the impressive scenery. Large mountains enclose the canyon so it is typically out of the wind and home to lots of snow. We’ll stop along the way so you can enjoy all that there is to see — we’ll even stop near the remains of an avalanche. This tour is perfect for those with young children or who only have a short amount of time.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Price: $119/adults, $79/kids
Includes: All equipment.
Custom winter sled dog tours available for groups and events. All tours are by reservation only. Please call (907) 224-8607 or e-mail for reservations.
It is usually between 20F to 35F and somewhere between snowing and clear. We cancel trips if it’s less than -10F or raining.
Tours are hands-on, and exclusive. Trips are almost always limited to just one family.
- Dress in layers, and bring any winter clothing you have. Fleece under Gore-Tex is ideal.
- Hand and boot warmers are a must (available at any store up here)
- Warm hat, two or more pairs of gloves, goggles or glasses, neck-gator or scarf.
- We can provide some clothing if you’re missing something, please let us know when you reserve.
- Camera and video camera, spare batteries
- Call 907-224-8607 the day before your tour to confirm weather and location.
Our tour to Box Canyon is approximately 1.5 hours long.
Do I need to bring my own gear?
If you are up visiting Alaska, you are going to need to bring appropriate cold weather gear. We recommend bringing whatever gear you have and if we need to we will supplement that with our own.
Will we get to drive our own dog team?
Typically driving your own dog team is reserved for our longer, Exit Glacier by Dog Team Tour.
What time of year do you recommend?
There is no one time that is better than the other. Later on in winter, however, we have more daylight.
Are reservations required?
Yes. Reservations are required. Reservations during Christmas and New Years and around Iditarod are recommended as soon as possible as we have a tendency of filling up during those dates. You can make a reservation by calling 907-224-8607
What is meant by weather dependent?
Occasionally we have bad weather which forces us to cancel a tour. Bad weather includes rain or if the temperature drops below -10F. There are also times when our trail may be unsafe to travel due to ice or other hazards. This can also cancel a tour. If your tour is cancelled for any reason, we will do our best to reschedule you.
How many miles of mushing will we actually do?
On our Exit Glacier Tour we will travel approximately 16 miles through scenic wilderness.
I have young children, can we still do this tour?
This tour is perfect for families with children of all ages. The shorter length of the tour is well-suited for young children (under 6) who typically have a difficult time staying warm for prolonged periods.
Do you offer group discounts on the winter tour?
No. We do not offer group discounts for our winter tour at this time.
Do you offer tours during the Iditarod?
Yes, but this is one of our busiest times of the year so we recommend making reservations well in advanced.