Welcome to the 2014/2015 Season!

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 mid April, weather permitting. Join us the adventure of a lifetime!

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

Half day tours offered Mon-Wed 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.  Tour meets at the trail head, thirty minutes west of Durango and finishes with snacks and a hot drink.Two per sled (not to exceed 350 lbs). Advanced reservations and a 50% deposit required.

Tours can be booked by calling Durango Dog Ranch at (970)259-0694

Our Newest Offering! Intro to Mushing on The Old Flume Trail

Our newest offering at Durango Mountain Resort! Hour trips, Thurs-Sunday from  9-3.

The Old Flume Trail trip at the base of Durango Mountain 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. Two per sled or (not to exceed 350 lbs) with a guide. Hot drinks and adventure for all. Advanced reservations suggested.


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 personal guide. One adult per sled. Picnic lunch on the trail. This is the adventure of a lifetime. Participants should be in good physical condition and prepared to run with the dogs! Allow approx. 7 hours for this trip. Call (970)259-0694. Available Monday-Wednesday. Prior mushing experience preferred. Join us on one of our shorter trips first!


Check out our tours and rates page for our latest offerings

Durango Mountain Resort information (800)525-0892 or call Durango Dog Ranch at (970)259-0694.

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Wild Hearts, Dog Sledding
in the Rockies

by Dagny McKinley. Mention this book when you “book” a tour and get a complimentary autographed copy. The text explores life at a kennel and on the trail through sunny skies and winter blizzards. A guide to Colorado dog sledding operations can be found at the end of the book, giving readers a chance to explore the Colorado landscape at the speed of dog.