Hidden Gems

Dog Sledding in the USA: Hidden Gems of Anchorage

Locations in this article:  Anchorage, AK


Less than an hour south of Anchorage, you’ll find Girdwood, Alaska. There you can take a 12-minute helicopter ride and you’ll arrive at the Punchbowl Glacier for the outdoor adventure of a lifetime.

At 3,100 feet above sea level you’ll be greeted with wagging tails and excited faces. In the middle of the Chugash Mountains lies one of the largest dog sled training camp. Here, mushers and huskies spend months training for the world’s most famous dog sled race, the Iditarod. Even though these dogs are professionals, you don’t have to be one to take them for a ride. Anyone that wants to make the journey can be a musher for the day.

Watch as Peter takes the reigns and goes on a dog sledding adventure with some of the fastest huskies in the world.

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