What is Dog Sledding?
At All Seasons Adventures we partner with Arctic Rescue, who ensure high quality care along with a home for the entirety of the dog’s life span. You will be sitting in the sled pulled by dogs, traveling through snow. The musher is the guide driving the sled who will be standing on the back, communicating commands to the dogs.
Before Your Trip
Prior to the day of your adventure the most important thing we need from you is your dog sledding tour disclaimer, and a liability waiver for each participant. You will find both documents attached to your reservation under the blue “View Required Documents” button. You will also need to secure a reliable, four-wheel-drive transportation method to the dog sledding location which is about an hour outside of park city. Ride share operators, such as Uber and Lyft are not reliable options, there is limited phone service, and you may not be able to contact a ride to pick you up.
What is Included?
The guide, dogs, sled, and blankets. The only amenity at the dog sledding location is a pit toilet, so please plan accordingly. Due to the sled size, and weight limit if you have signed up for an hour ride, we expect you to show up with no more than two adults, or one adult and two small children. If you are signed up for a split ride, the expectation is that you will be a group no larger than four adults, or two adults and four small children.
What Do I Wear?
Dress in layers, similarly to the way you would skiing, or sledding. You’ll be outside in the elements, at a higher elevation, without an indoor area or fire to warm up. Wear a winter jacket, warm pants or snow pants, a hat, gloves, and goggle or sunglasses. The dogs may kick up snow so you will want to protect your eyes. If you have signed up for a split ride, make sure to bring extra layers for the downtime you will have in-between rides.
What Should I Bring?
You’ll be about an hour outside of Park City in a remote location, so other than warm layers, you may want to bring water, and snacks. Daniel’s Summit lodge is about 3 miles before you arrive at the snowmobiling location, which could be a great place to stop for hot coco, or snacks after your dog sledding adventure. Otherwise you should not have to bring too much besides yourselves!
How Far Away Are We Going?
Dog sledding is located about 45 minutes outside of Park City in the Uinta National Forest. Below you will find driving directions to our location. Remember to give yourself ample travel time, especially if we are seeing any weather. We recommend giving yourselves about an hour for travel time. We do recommend guests have a four-wheel drive vehicle and come prepped to drive in snowy conditions. Uber or Lyft will not be an option to get out to our location, guests must have their own vehicle. If you are unable to make it to your dogsledding appointment due to travel issues we will be forced to uphold our cancellation policy.
Here is a google pin to help you get out to our exact trailhead location:
*please utilize this pin in google maps, pulling it up in Apple maps will not work*
Below are step by step driving directions from Park City:
- Take Kearns Blvd (Hwy 248) to US 40
- Turn Right onto US 40 eastbound
- Follow US 40 eastbound for 32.6 miles
- Turn left onto FR049
The trailhead location is approximately 2.8 miles past Daniels Summit Lodge on the left side of US 40. The trailhead location will be on the left, in the big parking lot with the Vaulted Toilet.
Will I get to Pet the Dogs?
All of the sled dogs are friendly, however, please do not interact with the dogs without the immediate presence of a musher or handler. The safety of our guests and dogs is our top priority. All of our sled dogs are the personal family pets of our mushers and they know the dogs best. The dogs are there to work and can get excited during hookup. We certainly will assist our guests in interacting with the dogs after the ride for photo opportunities and handing out treats, we simply ask that the dogs personal space is respected and that such interactions always occur with a musher and handler involved.