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“Do This and skip the cruise boat 'suggestions'.”

Gold Rush Dog Sled Tours
Ranked #22 of 79 Outdoor Activities in Juneau
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 20-15 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 crab 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Do This and skip the cruise boat 'suggestions'.”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

My family of six, 5 years old to 75 years old, had a blast on this tour. We love dogs and so do these guides. Dogs were a lot of fun and the scenery was beautiful. Had mini tour of old gold mining camp on the way up so it was a two for one tour. Kids loved it, grandparents loved it and we all had smiles. Still talking about it. Thanks Jessie and crew. Miss you Snickers!

Visited August 2013
1 Thank BryanBund
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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Dogs well loved! - Summer Dog Sled Excursion”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I must say as an animal advocate I was worried that I would see dogs that were not treated well and were just a way to make money. I did not see anything of the sort. Our guide Austin knew each dog personally and clearly loved them dearly. The dogs were well taken care and loved. They work hard but boy can you tell them love what they do! This was an authentic excursion and a wonderful experience for children. Austin answered all of our questions and provided so much information about the life of a musher (1 vacation in 3 years!), and the Iditarod which he is planning on doing in a few years. Seeing the puppies after the ride was just a delight. I highly recommend this excursion with children if you are on the Disney Cruise.

Visited August 2013
3 Thank Trish S
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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome sled dog camp”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

The sled dog excursion was really interesting, loads of fun and, of course, a great way to see and interact with the dogs and puppies. The guides were very knowledgable and clearly love the dogs, who love them and truly love to run. An authentic and totally enjoyable excursion, even in the rain!

Visited August 2013
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
“Visitors from NJ”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

fantastic experience. stopped at Scagway while on the Disney Alaskan Cruise.
Kids loved Matt H, Kat, the dogs and the whole crew. Gentleman who did gold panning crash course was superb. Highly recommend.

Visited August 2013
Thank Urology M
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Summer Dog Sled Camp”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

We just returned from a cruise and booked the Summer Dog Sled Camp. Originally we were worried this would be a little bit of a touristy / hyped up thing to do, but in actuality the tour is extremely authentic. These mushers live on Sheep Creek Mountain during the summer with their dogs and offer these tours during the summer for supplementary income. They are passionate about what they do, really informative, and some of them raced the Iditarod which was amazing to hear about. They show you around the camp, take you inside their cabins and show you their gear, dog sleds, etc. Then they give you a 15 minute ride on a make-shift cart with the dogs. It was such an amazing experience, and the dogs get so excited to run! Afterwards we were able to meet / hold the puppies and the possible future Iditarod runners. What a great experience!

Visited August 2013
3 Thank Michelle P
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