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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.

Year-Round Adventure Lives in Columbia Falls

Outside Glacier National Park, explore the great outdoors by horseback, ski or snowshoe, and enjoy small-town charm at local coffee shops, breweries and distilleries.

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.

Bitterroot River Ranch
Stay at this mountain–style bed and breakfast just south of Darby. Contact the Bitterroot Mushers for information on nearby dog-sledding trails and outfitter information.

Hidden Moose Lodge
Relax in this rustic and peaceful Whitefish lodge with all the amenities, plus easy access to Glacier National Park. Book a dog-sledding adventure in nearby Olney.

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.

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.

Featured Listings

Base Camp Bigfork

Base Camp Bigfork

City: Bigfork
Phone: 406.871.9733

8525 MT HWY 209
Bigfork, Montana 59911

Bitterroot River Ranch

Bitterroot River Ranch

City: Darby
Phone: 509.531.4934

4301 W. Fork Road
Darby, Montana 59829

Hidden Moose Lodge

Hidden Moose Lodge

City: Whitefish
Phone: 888.733.6667

1735 E Lakeshore Dr.
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Triple Creek Ranch

Triple Creek Ranch

City: Darby
Phone: 406.821.4600

5551 West Fork Road
Darby, Montana 59829

Other Listings

Base Camp Bigfork LLC

  • City: Bigfork
  • Address: 8525 Montana Highway 35
  • Phone: 406.871.9733
  • Website: basecampbigfork.com

Dog Sled Adventures

  • City: Olney
  • Address: 8400 US Highway 93 North
  • Phone: 406.881.2275
  • Website: dogsledadventuresmontana.com

Glacier Country Tourism is not responsible for the accuracy of the following business listings provided by the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development.

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