Denali Park sled dog tours at the dog sled kennel of four-time Iditarod dog mushing champion Jeff King, join us for an intimate dog mushing demonstration and see actual racing sleds, arctic survival gear and equipment used to traverse Alaska's most rugged terrain by dog sled.

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Jeff King's Husky Homestead Dog Mushing Tour

Denali Park Dog sled toursStep back from the crowds and join an intimate group for a personal tour of the homestead and kennel of four-time Iditarod champion Jeff King and his wife, well known wildlife artist Donna Gates King.

  • Meet champion sled dogs.
  • Cuddle with our puppies and see summer training in action.
  • 1 1/2 hour narrated kennel tour.
  • Transportation provided from most Denali area hotels

Denali Dog Mushing TourThis tour is widely heralded as an authentic look into rural lifestyles based on 35 years of Alaskan adventures: from freight hauling on Denali to crossing the finish line in Nome with a champion Iditarod team. Be greeted by cuddly puppies and share an intimate view of the Alaskan Husky as they explode from the kennel on a training run. Get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating a championship team and carving a life in Alaska's Interior. Hear compelling stories from the trail and see actual racing sleds, arctic survival gear and equipment used to traverse 1100 miles of Alaska's most rugged terrain.

Jeff King is recognized as the "Winningest Musher in the World". His victories include not only the 1,049 mile Iditarod Sled dog race in 1993, 1996, 1998, and 2006, but also over two dozen first place finishes all across Alaska, including the Yukon Quest. During the past 20 years, Jeff has logged more than 100,000 miles on a dog sled.

Dog Sledding Tours in DenaliDonna is a well-known artist whose art portrays her intimate involvement with mushing and her love and respect of nature.

Also included is a kennel of more than 75 friendly, energetic Alaska huskies ready to share with you their enthusiasm for the sport of sled dog racing and love of the outdoors.

"This 'inside story' about the race, how the dogs are raised and the Kings' relationship with the dogs is amazing. To experience it is to understand it."
Reid Woodward
California
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OVERVIEW
Tour Type: Dog Mushing Demonstration
Difficulty: Easy, Wheelchair Accessible
Comfort: Good
Prior Experience: None

Enjoy a warm welcome and experience a true Alaskan lifestyle at Husky Homestead, home of four-time Iditarod dog sled race champion Jeff King.

You'll get an authentic look into rural Alaskan lifestyle and get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating a championship dog sled team.

Husky Homestead buses pick up our guests at Denali area hotels between mile 229 and 239 of the Parks Highway. Pick-up times will vary by location.

We offer three tours daily. Reservations are required for this tour. Tour length is approximately 2.5 hours including transfer time.
ITINERARY **
Three tours are offered daily 8:30am, 12:30pm, and 7:00pm. Tour length is about 2 1/2 hours.

Departure location. Husky Homestead buses pick up guests at Denali area hotels. The pick-up times varies a little depending on which hotel you are staying at.
2014 TOUR DATES
Daily Departures: May 15 - September 15

Tour shuttle picks up at most Denali area hotels between Milepost 229 and 239 of the Parks Highway.

The pick-up times varies a little depending on which hotel you are staying at.

Departure  
8:30 AM
12:30 PM
7:00 PM
Return
11:00 AM
3:00 PM
9:30 PM

Additional Denali Add-On Options
Includes river rafting on the Nenana River, ATV guided tour, dog mushing tour, heli-hike featuring a scenic helicopter flight and guided nature hike, flight seeing, and a guided interpretive jet boat tour on the Nenana River.
2014 RATES
Not recommended for children under 3 years.

Child fares under Age 12.

Adult: $59 each
Child: $39 each

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Discovering Denali: A Complete Reference Guide to Denali National Park and Mount McKinley, Alaska by Dow Scoggins
In the Shadow of Denali: Life and Death on Alaska's Mt. McKinley by Jonathan Waterman
Alaska: A History of the 49th State by Claus-M Naske and Herman E. Slotnick
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Denali Mc McKinleyDid You Know?
Did you know that Denali or Mt. McKinley, located within Denali National Park and Preserve, is the highest mountain on the North American continent? Measured from the 2,000 foot lowlands to its snowy summit at 20,237 feet, the mountain's vertical relief of 18,000 feet is greater than that of Mount Everest.
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