Most people think of Alaska and the Iditarod when it comes to dog-sledding, but the greater Yellowstone region is fast becoming a dog-sledding destination for both recreational fun and serious racing.
Many companies—especially those located in northwestern Wyoming between Dubois and Jackson—offer dog-sled tours. A guide handles the dogs from the back of a sled, while you ride on the front and enjoy the unbeatable winter scenery of Yellowstone country.
Sled Dog Tour Companies
Note: Dog sledding is prohibited within Yellowstone National Park but is okay in the surrounding area.
Klondike Dreams in West Yellowstone, Montana klondikedreams.com
Huskey Power in West Yellowstone, Montana huskypower.com
Jackson Hole, Wyoming Central Reservations www.jacksonholewy.com
Sled Dog Races
If you’re planning a Yellowstone vacation during the winter months, we recommend you go during late January or early February so that you can see the largest sled dog race in the lower 48 states: the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race. This thrilling race traverses almost 450 miles of backcountry near Yellowstone and stops in a different town each night including Jackson and West Yellowstone.