Dogsledding Tours in Minnesota

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Dogsledding tours in Minnesota are a great winter activity, terrific family fun or a wonderful romantic date idea. 

Dogsledding tours

A sled dog adventure can prove to be the highlight of a Minnesota winter vacation. Dog sled rides, dog sled tours, dog sled adventures and Minnesota dog sled races are available in many locations throughout the state.

You may discover that dogsledding is one of the most fun ways to enjoy winter in Minnesota. 

Make a dogsled ride a part of your family vacation, romantic getaway or any Minnesota adventure weekend.

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No matter your age or physical abilities, you can enjoy a dogsled tour. Sign up for a short trip just to get the feel of this activity. You will likely love it and can later schedule a longer trip including an ice fishing getaway or even an overnight adventure. Spend a night in a cabin or lodge near where dogsledding is available. You are most likely to find dogsledding available in the Boundary Waters area Ely, and on the Gunflint Trail however there are also dogsledding tours offered in Duluth, and the North Shore and even a few in the Twin Cities.  

Dogsledding Tours Locations

White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures in Ely is one of the top-rated dogsledding outfitters in Minnesota.

Here are more places where you can ride a dog sled, enjoy a dogsledding tour and experience a variety of Minnesota winter activities:

Chilly Dogs Sled Trips
1557 Esterberg Road
Ely, MN 55731

Suomi Hills Kennel
37515 Orange Lake Road
Deer River, MN 56636
Phone: 218-244-1265

Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge
1101 Ring Rock Road
Ely, MN 55731
Phone: 218-365-6022

White Wolf Dog Sled Outfitters
2141 Hwy 1 
Ely, MN 55731
Phone: 218-365-6815

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More Dogsled Tours:

Please check by phone to make sure that the location of your choice is still offering dog sled events and tours. 

Boundary Country Trekking
7925 Gunflint Trail
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: 218-388-4487

Gunflint Lodge Dog Sled Trips
143 South Gunflint Lake
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: 800-328-3325

Krystal Kennels
Grand Rapids, MN
Phone: 218-326-3718

Duluth Dogsledding
Duluth, MN, 55803
Phone: 218-428-5990

Wintermoon Summersun Adventures
3388 Petrell Rd
Brimson, MN 55602
Phone: 218-848-2442

Wilderness Inquiry
808 14th Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 800-728-0719

Get a feel for the excitement of dogsledding tours with this video from a dog sled adventure in Ely, Minnesota.

Take Your Dog Skijoring

A related Minnesota winter sport that you may enjoy is Skijoring. Some dogsledding locations offer skijoring and related dog-powered sports. Check with the places listed on this page to see if they teach skijoring.

Minnesota Sled Dog Race:

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Race:Running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Race dates are in late January - early February.

From the official website: "The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is considered one of the most prestigious sled dog races in the lower 48 States, attracting mushers and spectators from around the world including many from the United States, Canada & Europe. It is one of the longest races outside Alaska, covering nearly 400 miles of difficult terrain."

More than 4,000 spectators gather in Duluth for the start of this race along the spectacular North Shore of Lake Superior.

Beargrease Office: PO Box 500, Duluth MN 55801
Phone: (218) 722-7631 Fax: (218)625-5302

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