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Black Spruce Dog Sledding

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3850 Errol Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99709-5829
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We rented a car to get to Black Spruce and went for a 2.5 mile hike with Katie and Jeff and 14 of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
brownb4
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Stafford, Virginia
Wonderful fun

Even in the summer with no snow, my 7 year old daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our time. The... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago
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Ventura, California
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Open year-round! Interactive, educational and exciting dog sledding tours with real long distance mushers. Owned by Iditarod veteran, Jeff Deeter. Meet our friendly, genuine racing sled dogs. Beautiful scenery and warmer winter temperatures in the high hills above Fairbanks. Winter tours use a "tag sled" so you can try driving the dog sled! Summer tours use a 5-passenger buggy. Please visit our website for more information.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3850 Errol Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99709-5829
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We rented a car to get to Black Spruce and went for a 2.5 mile hike with Katie and Jeff and 14 of the dogs. We were starstruck with the dogs of course, but Katie and Jeff are just wonderful people. They clearly love their...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Even in the summer with no snow, my 7 year old daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our time. The owners are very fun and knowledgeable with a passion for their sport. Highly recommend and worth the money. Hats and shirts were a bit pricey but...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't recommend this adventure enough. Katie and Jeff are the owners and are the most amazing people. Very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions. There are so many dogs and multiple teams and did I mention there were puppies when we were there!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a blast. We weren’t sure what to expect because it was June but we loved every minute. Jeff and KattiJo were so enthusiastic about mushing it was infectious. We learned so much and also participated which is a super combination. The dogs are...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This had been highly recommended to us and we were so looking forward to the sledding experience. Flights and other transportation changed and we were not able to get there at our time. Luckily we found out early enough to cancel. My refund was completed...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2018

Lindsey was an awesome guide and a passionate handler. Everything about this experience was fun and interesting - from meeting the dogs to learning how to attach them to the sled, riding, and steering.. I had a smile from ear to ear the entire time....More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

We enjoyed the Dog Mushing so much and would recommend to anyone who is going on a trip to Alaska! I enjoyed playing with the dogs prior to the trip and after returning. Our guide, Lindsey was superb! She couldn't have made it any more...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2018

It was one of the best experience we had! We came to Fairbanks looking for an dog sledding experience and we got it! They give a VERY descriptive driving directions. Lindsey been the very best since the very beginning...from the time of booking to the...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2018

I was up in Fairbanks for work, and at the last minute I tried to book a dog sledding tour. Black Spruce was very helpful and had availability. When I got there, my guide Lindsey greeted me and led me to the warming tent, where...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

We were very pleased with the dog sledding we booked towards the end of their season in April. Riley was an outstanding guide and made the experience unforgettable. It was great interacting with the dogs prior to and after the sledding. The ride itself was...More

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Alexander V
January 17, 2018|
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Response from blacksprucedog | Property representative |
You don't ever really "control the dogs" while on the sled. With our tag-sledding experience you are mostly in control of your own self and your own sled. The guide has 99% control of the dogs, although we will occasionally... More
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Jessica C
November 27, 2017|
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Response from blacksprucedog | Property representative |
Hello! This is KattiJo Deeter, the owner of Black Spruce Dog Sledding. We STRONGLY encourage all of our visitors to rent their own vehicles for getting to/from our facility. It's about a 45 minute drive from downtown... More
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Walt-DebbieB
May 5, 2017|
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Really nothing but the drive and view are amazing. It does not take very long to get there from town.
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