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Gold Rush Dog Sled Tours

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Sheep Creek Valley, within the Historic Alaska-Juneau Gold Mining, Juneau, AK 99803
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Fun and relaxing

My daughter and I wanted something a little more low key. This was perfect! The tour picks you up... read more

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Debbie W
Perfect Dog Sled Experience

This is a true Summer Dog Camp for sled dogs. You will be immersed in the experience by... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
JCP946
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Gold Rush Dog Tours highlights summer cart-mushing in the picturesque Sheep Creek in Juneau, Alaska. Your approach to dog-camp will bring you by the relics of Juneau's famed mining history, transporting you through the rain forest from sea level to our mountain valley home. While in camp, you will meet the Handlers and Mushers of Sheep Creek, as well as their teammates, the famed dogs of Alaska's official state sport. Following proper introductions, dog sled history, and a little mushing 101, you will take to our specially designed trainer carts for a 20 minute ride. Be sure to watch for porcupine, eagles, and even the potential black bear along the way. And then, there's cookies. Upon returning, it's time to grab a cookie and hot cup of cocoa prior to departing ways for your next adventure. Gold Rush Sled Dogs is ideal for groups and mushers of all ages. We look forward to seeing you this summer, happy tails!
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“summer camp” (21 reviews)
“iditarod race” (9 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Sheep Creek Valley, within the Historic Alaska-Juneau Gold Mining, Juneau, AK 99803
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Reviewed yesterday

My daughter and I wanted something a little more low key. This was perfect! The tour picks you up right at the ship, and drives you to the musher's camp, way up in the mountain. The scenery is SPECTACULAR! The guides work with the dogs...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a true Summer Dog Camp for sled dogs. You will be immersed in the experience by knowledgeable mushers. Jake H and Kathryn were great. This is a great place for couples and families as well.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jake H. And Kathryn were our guides on our visit. We recommend this place to everyone. Great experience and the dogs all looked happy and well treated!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip we had to Gold Rush Dogs was great fun and very informative. It was a real pleasure to see these dogs training first hand and to learn more about the 'mushing' community. Our dog handler, Julie S, was very polite and knowledgeable about...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw some beautiful scenery on bus trip up to Gold Rush. Provided with history and dog sledding knowledge prior to meeting our team of dogs and going for a cart ride pulled by these amazing dogs, mushers Jacob and Caleb very engaging, happy to answer...More

Thank Dianne F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful experience. Julie S. Was our tour guide, and she did a great job! Tour covered the history of the sled dogs, for both daily living in an extreme climate as well as the races. The ride up the mountain was as entertaining as the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful experience to watch the joy of the dogs pulling the sleds and the devotion of the mushers to their team. Julie and Kacie are first rate ambassadors of the sport and shared their knowledge of history of dog sleds in Alaska. It...More

Thank Sharon the painter
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter picked this excursion to do on our Alaskan cruise and we loved it. We had was wonderful time. The staff of the Gold Rush Summer Camp were great. Starting with our van ride from the ship to the camp where our driver was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this tour—friendly and interesting guides and PUPPIES!! Entertaining for both kids and adults. I was concerned about the rain (it is Juneau, after all), but just about everything is covered, including the sled, a rain jacket is necessary, though. The dogs are...More

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AIE-Girl, Guest Relations Manager at Gold Rush Dog Sled Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello 1313jrw, Thanks for the recommendation! It's true, a rain jacket is ideal - just in case. And you are right, a great experience for all ages! Thank you for spending time with us. Take care, Gold Rush Dog Sled Tours

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jake H and Kathryn made this one of the highlights of our Alaska visit so far. We loved the dog sled ride and meeting the puppies. Most importantly I was so pleased with the knowledge and ability to relate to our group displayed by Jake....More

Thank Lois J
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AIE-Girl, Guest Relations Manager at Gold Rush Dog Sled Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Lois J, You're making us blush! Thank you for joining us and getting involved. We always enjoy guests who really get in to what we do. We'll make sure to pass along your kind words to Jake H and Kathryn. Thank you again -...More

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Pamela K
March 4, 2017|
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Hello Pamela K, Thank you for contacting us! All of our tour times are offered with your cruise ship in mind so that guests can get to and from their ships without worry. Typically most tour times will allow about an hour... More
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Pamela K
March 3, 2017|
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Hello Pamela, Thank you for contacting us! We would be happy to book you on our Gold Rush Dog Sled tour. Please visit our website and fill out the Reservation form and you'll be on your way! We look forward to hearing... More
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All trips can be booked at the port, offices for these are immediately accessible. Skagway is amazing so much to do. You can do the railway trip up the White pass, one if the two passes the miners took in 1898. The brothel... More
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