There isn’t much more of a wilderness experience than being pulled by a team of dogs through the snow filled Rocky Mountains. Both kids and adults can enjoy this unique experience. There are a couple of dog-sled tour operators in the area that offer half and full day adventures you won’t soon forget. Some tours start in nearby Slate River Valley or Washington Gulch.
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You probably have seen the colorfully painted truck roaming around Crested Butte or Gunnison with dog heads poking out of the sides. These amazing athletic dogs will take you over 11,000 feet into the remote wilderness near Crested Butte. Their base camp is conveniently located up Washington Gulch Road. Cosmic Cruisers is a family-friendly activity, and even kids can drive the sleds. Partial tours or all day tours are available. For rates and more information check out their website.
Lucky Cat Dog Farm
Want a small taste of what mushers deal with on the Iditarod Trail, or maybe want to tag along for a viewing experience of Gunnison Country, then this once in a lifetime experience is waiting for you. Kids and adults will be towed in a large sled by friendly Alaskan husky dogs, traversing some of the most pristine areas of the Gunnison County. Adult trips are $165 or $225 for lunch trips, and $150 or $200 for kids under 12. For more information check out their website.
At Crested Butte Lodging & Property Management, they understand the quality of lodging can make or break your vacation. They have carefully evaluated and inspected each property and have categorized our accommodations to further help you make your lodging selection. They want you to come to Crested Butte, Colorado to relax and have fun – not hassle with your accommodations.