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Gold Rush Dog Sled Tours

AJ Gold Mine, Juneau, AK 99803
907 983-2886
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Ranked #24 of 81 Activities in Juneau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Featuring Iditarod and Yukon Quest Athletes, Gold Rush Sled Dogs highlights summer cart-mushing in the picturesque Sheep Creek Valley. Situated... more » Owner description: Featuring Iditarod and Yukon Quest Athletes, Gold Rush Sled Dogs highlights summer cart-mushing in the picturesque Sheep Creek Valley. Situated within the historic Alaska-Juneau Gold Mine District, your ascent to dog camp follows the original mining road through dense temperate rain forest. Once in camp, you will be exposed to the musher's way of life and introduced to their teammates, the famed dogs of Alaska's official state sport. When ready, your musher will hook up the dogs and you will be whisked away aboard one of our specially designed wheeled carts for a thrilling ride along the scenic trail. Followed with everyone's favorite, the puppies, Gold Rush Sled Dogs is ideal for groups and mushers of all ages. We look forward to seeing you this summer, happy tails! « less
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Juneau was one of our ports of call in our cruise vacation. We had booked this tour using a toursaver promotion. The booking process via email was smooth and friendly. The weather in Juneau on that day was not fantastic but the huskies saved the day. We were driven from the port to the Sheep Creek Valley for summer cart... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I was looking for something fun to do when we where going to be in Juneau on our Disney cruise and chose this. My daughter loves dogs so she was in heaven. There where 120 dogs and they had 4 separate owners. All the dogs where happy and looked well cared for, we got to go on a dog sled... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was so exciting! If you love dogs you have to do this at least once in your life time! The mushers were so accommodating and offer a great experience into dog sledding in Alaska. Of course, it is summer camp and no snow but still they take you out in a sled with wheels. I would recommend this for... More

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Austin did a fabulous job of telling us all about the Iditarod Race and how then breed and train the dogs from pups. The highlight was being pulled in a golf cart by the sled dogs. There were six adults and the dogs had no problem. Austin even had to slow them down at times. At the end of the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

People please DO NOT spend your money supporting this awful tour. This is a like a concentration camp where they keep all these animals chained and confined to this tiny little houses with a very short chain. I regret visiting this place and in fact it affected my vacation because i could not stop thinking about the sad look in... More

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Beaverton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was unanimous choice by me, my wife and two kids (both high schoolers) for our shore excursion in Juneau. And boy did it exceed our expectations! The short 20 minute van ride took us past old gold mine remnants and through scenic wilderness. We arrived to a huge camp of over 100 dogs grouped by color coded dog houses.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I wasn't sure initially how this would go since it is summer, and knew we would go around in a cart, obviously not a sled. This trip was great! The employees were really informative on the racing, and also loved that they all have some of their own dogs at the camp. They are really into the sled racing and... More

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Manitou, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Tour was informative. Ride behind sled dogs was fun.Dogs were strong & enjoyed the run. Of course everyone loved the new puppies

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

You never know when booking excursions off the cruise line website how really accurate the descriptions are. I used to own huskies and my spouse and I love outdoor and unusual experiences. Wow, this was one of the highlights of our cruise! Felt a little sorry for the dogs as they are tethered to a pole outside their doghouses, but... More

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Wellington, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Will have to admit that my family went here because my younger son requested it. Well my entire family loved it. We are dog lovers and our hearts jumped when we got off the tour van and the dogs started to bark and howl. The dogs and sleds are set up to take the visitors through courses around the camp.... More

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