Durango dog ranch - Dog sledding in Colorado

Welcome to the El Nino Winter of 2015/2016 where it is going to be a BIG one!

Gretchen and Gregg are seasoned guides who have been training and running dogs for over 20 years. Join them for a dog powered exploration of the snowy peaks of Southwest Colorado. The enthusiasm of being whisked along the trail by Siberian and Alaskan huskies is a feeling you will not soon forget.
See the Colorado mountains as very few have ever seen them on picturesque mountain trails. Warmth and safety are of the utmost importance. Hot drinks, fresh snacks, and a camaraderie between human and canine are just some of the highlights.

Durango Dog Ranch offers high end dog sled tours for all ages. Our season begins mid November until early April, weather permitting. Join us the adventure of a lifetime!  
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We offer the following tours:


#1 An introduction to Mushing(offered Thursday-Sunday at Purgatory Resort*):

Intro to Mushing on The Old Flume Trail at Purgatory Resort.

Hour-long trips, Thurs-Sunday from  10-3 (10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm).Purgatory Resort information(800)525-0892 
The Old Flume Trail trip at the base of Purgatory Resort lasts approximately one hour.  Terrain is great for all ages with breathtaking views of Engineer Mountain.  Visit our kennel and see the dogs, then hook them up and let them work. Hot drinks and adventure for all. Advanced reservations suggested. 375 lb. weight limit on all sleds.

book a sled dog tour at Durango Mountain Resort in Durango, Colorado with Durango Dog Ranch or call Purgatory Reservations at 800-525-0892




#2 A great family adventure (offered every day from 9-1 takes 3-4 hours):

dog sled toursMush on the Brain/Half Day tours of the San Juan Mountains.

Half day tours are offered daily in the San Juan Mountains.Join us for the adventure of a lifetime in the back-country with a mushing lesson,your own guide, and even be the musher! Our Dog Sled Tours last for approximately 3-4 hours. Snacks and hot drink provided at the end of the trip. Click below or call (970)259-0694 for reservations. 375 lb. weight limit on all sleds.


#3 For the biggest adventure: (offered January5th-March 15th only):

MUSHing Madness/A full Day on the runners

Full day adventure Mushing deep into the National Forest with a a powerful dog team, and your own guide. One adult per sled. Picnic lunch on the trail. This is the adventure of a lifetime. Participants should be in good condition and prepared to run with the dogs! Allow approx. 7 hrs. for this trip. Click below or call(970)259-0694 for reservations. Prior exp. preferred. Two per sled maximum up to 375 lbs.

Amateur video from  Mush on the brain trip: