Why You Need to Experience Dog Sledding in Jackson Hole

Dog sledding in Jackson Hole with a team of huskiesIf guiding a team of racing dogs is on your bucket list, start planning a trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming! Dog sledding in Jackson Hole is a beloved wintertime activity that gives guests the chance to run their own sled. It’s also a great way to see the Wild West’s stunning snow-covered landscape. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t soon forget, book your stay at the Bentwood Inn and try dog sledding this winter!

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Where To Go Dog Sledding in Jackson Hole

JH Iditarod Dog Sled Tours

JH Iditarod Dog Sled Tours is the original dog sled company in Jackson Hole. It was co-founded by eight-time Iditarod veteran Frank Teasley, a professional dog musher for 23 years. He knows the area well and will bring your attention to fascinating points of interest during your ride. Be on the lookout for winter wildlife like deer, elk, moose, and bald eagles!

Full day dog sledding trips start at 8 a.m. and return to town around 4:30 p.m. Each tour travels through the Gros Ventre wilderness and includes lunch, hot soups, and beverages. You’ll even have a chance to visit the Granite Hot Springs! Half day tours are also available. Visit the JH Iditarod Dog Sled Tours website for more information.

Continental Divide Dog Sled Adventures

Travel into the backcountry of Grand Teton National Park with Continental Divide Dog Sled Adventures! These canine athletes will whisk you along the park’s scenic byway for up-close wildlife observation and spectacular Teton views. Learn how to guide the dogs yourself, or simply sit back and enjoy the ride. Half-day tours are available from November through April and include transportation and lunch. Contact Continental Divide Dog Sled Adventures for details.

About the Dogs

The dog sled teams in Jackson Hole are comprised of authentic Alaskan sled dog racers, a hybrid breed of Eskimo sled dogs and elite Northern Huskies. Prior to your excursion, your guide will teach you about the breed and help you learn basic commands. We guarantee you’ll love these well-trained, affectionate animals.

What To Bring

Dog sledding is an outdoor winter activity, so it’s important to be ready for snow and cold weather. Remember to pack basic winter clothing like waterproof boots, a heavy jacket, gloves, sunglasses, and a hat or beanie to keep your head warm. Your dog sledding outfitter will provide the rest!

Local Tip: Jackson Hole dog sledding excursions often sell out quickly, so be sure to book your ride early. We can even make a reservation for you!

Book Your Stay at the Bentwood Inn

After an unforgettable adventure, head back to our Jackson Hole bed and breakfast and relax! You can unwind in one of our gorgeous guest rooms, or cozy up by the fire in our comfortable lodge. We’ll even make dinner for you and your family so you can have the perfect ending to a fun day in Jackson Hole. We look forward to seeing you in the Wild West this winter!

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