Connect to the spirit of the wild on a ride with Arctic origins.
First used by Inuit people for long-distance travel over snow-covered terrain, dog sledding was readily adapted by settlers and explorers to access the Arctic wilderness. Now both a recreational activity and a competitive endurance sport, dog sledding connects riders and mushers to a history of wild exploration, led by furry and sporty companions — sled dogs.
After meeting your team of canine guides for the day, bundle up in a cozy sled and let the yell of “mush!” from your human guide start an adventurous ride into the winter landscape. Both full- and half-day trips are available in the Jackson region. Tour options include open meadows near Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, longer tours to Granite Hot Springs or the Gros Ventre Mountains, or a trip to the top of Togwotee Pass with Teton views.
Jackson annually hosts the first leg of Wyoming’s only sled dog race, the Pedigree Stage Stop Race. First held in 1996, the race includes seven 30- to 35-mile stages over the course of 10 days. While the stages change every year, the ceremonial start at the town square stays the same. Since the race’s founding, more than 360 teams and 5,500 dogs have competed.