Do you dream of zipping through a snow-covered landscape at the helm of a sled pulled by your very own team of Siberian and Alaskan huskies? If so, you need to visit the Durango Dog Ranch. Led by guides who have been in the business for over 20 years, you will love the excitement of mushing through the snowy peaks of Southwest Colorado. There’s no better place for dog sledding in Colorado than right here in Durango!
After your visit to Durango Dog Ranch, indulge in an incredible meal! Check out our activities page to get great suggestions for local restaurants you don’t want to miss. You’ll also find our suggestions for great art galleries, interesting museums, and fantastic historic sites that you won’t want to miss. Planning your stay with Durango Colorado Vacations is easy with our free Vacation Guide!
Visit Durango Dog Ranch
Take a Tour
There are three available tours at Durango Dog Ranch. The first is the introduction to mushing. This is the most family-friendly tour and begins at the base of Purgatory Resort. Tour costs $195 per sled. Each sled can fit two people, or up to 375 pounds. It is an extra $50 per child, not to exceed 375 pounds. Book your tour online to get an incredible introduction to the world of mushing!
The second tour option is a half-day tour in the San Juan Mountains. This tour is good for families with older children or anyone wanting an adventure. The cost of the tour is $400 per sled (two people or up to 375 pounds).
The final tour is a full day of mushing. You’ll be led deep into the National Forest by your own personal guide and the team of dogs. This tour costs $695 per sled, with one adult allowed per sled. This is not for the faint of heart: participants must be in good physical condition. The day will last about seven hours and they prefer you to have previous experience in mushing.
If you’ve decided that your next Durango, CO vacation must include a visit to the Durango Dog Ranch, there are a few things you should know. First, you should note that Durango Dog Ranch’s season begins in mid-November and lasts until early-April. During the season, the Introduction to Musing course is offered Thursday-Sunday, and the half-day tours are offered every day. But, the full-day mushing tours are only offered January through March. Reservations for these tours can be made online or by phone, and they are made per sled.
Stay with Durango Colorado Vacations
After a day of adventure with Durango Dog Ranch, return to the comfort of a luxurious home from Durango Colorado Vacations. Stay in a Black Bear Townhome, just steps from the gorgeous Purgatory Flats trail. This is near the Durango Mountain Resort and feature comes with the many amenities enjoyed by those residents. Take advantage of the on-site shuttle system that transports residents to the base area, and a resort-wide trail system. This is the perfect home for someone looking to take advantage of the stunning outdoors during their visit to Durango. Browse through the rest of our rental homes and book today! We look forward to having you.