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D & S Alaskan Trail Rides

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Address: Talkeetna, AK 99676
Phone Number: (907) 733-2205
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Lots of Fun In a Covered Wagon!

This was a last minute decision to add this to our excursions. We are so happy that we did! Lee and Christine were a blast to have as guides. They were young, full of energy and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Daniel J P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a last minute decision to add this to our excursions. We are so happy that we did! Lee and Christine were a blast to have as guides. They were young, full of energy and very informative. You traveled long trails through woods from the Princess Lodge. As a matter of fact, the covered wagon horses and all come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Christine and Lee led our group for an afternoon trail ride. Even in the rain (they had rain gear for us), we had a great time. The trail is lovely, and all of the horses were well-behaved.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Booked this excursion at last minute. Being an experienced rider was wondering if it would be boring. NO IT WASN'T. Had a beautiful horse called chip. Never ridden western style before, took a bit of getting used to, no mouth contact with horse. Had super guide and went through lovely forest and spectacular view of Mt McKinley on a lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

After I booked this excursion wasn't sure how much fun it would be. One of the best excursions I have been on. They took us to a great scenic view of Mt. McKinley. It was amazing - the guides were very friendly & took as many pictures with our cameras as we wanted. Got to kiss a reindeer, had smores,... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a variety of ages and abilities in our group and all enjoyed this ride. It was pouring which didn't seem to dampen anyone's spirits. They got us rain gear and helmets and gave lots of information about the area. Easy ride, nice to get out into the woods for a while.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Wonderful ride through some very beautiful trails. We had three guides (front, middle and back) with riders as young as 9 and as old as 65+ with everyone having no issues. The scenery was amazing as well as the entertainment from Cowboy Matt (Matthew for short!). A must do while in Talkeetna....you won't regret it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great ride with super friendly people. They had 2 guides, one in front and one in the back, the whole time. They narrated about the vegetation and gave us chances to stop and take pictures. They even took photos with our camera of the whole family. They were chatty and knowledgeable. My young daughter loved it. Its a great way... More 

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Davis, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I echo the positive comments made by Amy and Gabrielle, and found the ride to be easy, beautiful, and peaceful during a rather hectic 2-week vacation to Alaska. The guides gave us a very good introduction to riding and away we went, up a gorgeous hill loaded with springtime flowers, green foliage and tall trees dripping with cool mist. My... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Rode with this family owned outfit into the woods. Great guides, very friendly and knowledgable. They really enjoyed their "jobs". We did not see Mt. McKinley as it was clouded over however we did have a wonderful time atop our trusty steads. They take your photograph near the end and then charge you for it, which was $10 per photo... More 

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Benson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We booked this trail ride through the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness lodge. They picked my husband and I up, along with 4 other guests at the hotel and it was a short drive to the stables. We were given some long jackets to wear to since there was a light drizzle and to protect our clothes. They also had helmets... More 

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