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Dog Sledding Mushing in Montana
Jason Savage

Mushing in Montana

Get yourself behind a team of well-trained, snow-loving dogs and mush through miles of terrain or across a frozen lake in Western Montana. It’s less like a sleigh ride and more like an adrenaline rush through winter’s wonderland. Whether you’re looking for a guided half-day outing or a multi-night excursion, there are plenty of experienced outfitters who can get you on a dog sled and help you mush in Montana this winter.

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Ready to mush? Here are a handful of places to start.

Base Camp Bigfork
Base Camp Dogsledding provides a hands-on approach, allowing you to drive your own team of Inuit Sled Dogs through the beautiful Flathead Valley.

The Resort at Paws Up
Be pulled through the wild winter wonderland of the Garnet Range by Iditarod champion Alaskan Huskies, and stay in one of Montana’s premier resort properties.

Triple Creek Ranch
Experts guide you through harnessing and hitching your team of dogs to a sled, and teach proper procedures and maneuvering so you can mush your team through the beautiful winter landscape of Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. Accommodations include luxury log cabins and ranch homes a la cozy fireplaces and hot tubs.

Many travelers to Montana wisely plan their trips to include both of our national parks: Glacier and Yellowstone. To help make the most of your time, we’ve put together several road-trip itineraries that offer adrenaline-fueled, authentic park-to-park experiences, including dog sledding. For inspiration, visit Glaciers to Geysers.

ANNUAL DOG-SLEDDING EVENTS

If you prefer to watch from the sidelines, we can accommodate:

Race to the Sky
This 300-mile race is Montana’s premier dog-sledding event, attracting some of the best mushers from Alaska, Canada and the lower 48.

Darby Dog Derby
The annual Darby Dog Derby takes place at Lost Trail Pass at Gibson Pass Road and includes pee wee races in addition to the main event.

Montana Mountain Mushers Fun Run
This is a free dogsledding and skijoring fun run north of Seeley Lake. Bring your dogs, skis or sleds and join in the fun with other dog mushers and skijorers.

Flathead Classic Sled Dog Race
This multiclass, multisport sled dog race takes place on world-class trail systems in the beautiful Flathead Valley.

Featured Listings

Base Camp Bigfork in Western Montana.

Base Camp Bigfork

8525 State Highway 209
Bigfork, Montana 59911

406.871.9733

Hidden Moose Lodge in Western Montana.

Hidden Moose Lodge

1735 E Lakeshore Dr.
Whitefish, Montana 59937

888.733.6667

Triple Creek Ranch in Western Montana.

Triple Creek Ranch

5551 West Fork Road
Darby, Montana 59829

406.821.4600

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