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Gold Rush Dog Sled Tours

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Sheep Creek Valley, within the Historic Alaska-Juneau Gold Mining, Juneau, AK 99803
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Good information, Cute puppies!

My kids favorite part of our trip. The puppies were so cute and the ride was on a golf cart, but... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
ChelsTTU2015
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Temple, Texas
Great Activity in Juneau!

We loved going to the Gold Rush Summer Camp. The dogs were extremely excited to be hooked up to the... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Joan D
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Jackson, NJ
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Gold Rush Dog Tours highlights summer cart-mushing in the picturesque Sheep Creek in Juneau, Alaska. Your approach to dog-camp will bring you by the relics of Juneau's famed mining history, transporting you through the rain forest from sea level to our mountain valley home. While in camp, you will meet the Handlers and Mushers of Sheep Creek, as well as their teammates, the famed dogs of Alaska's official state sport. Following proper introductions, dog sled history, and a little mushing 101, you will take to our specially designed trainer carts for a 20 minute ride. Be sure to watch for porcupine, eagles, and even the potential black bear along the way. And then, there's cookies. Upon returning, it's time to grab a cookie and hot cup of cocoa prior to departing ways for your next adventure. Gold Rush Sled Dogs is ideal for groups and mushers of all ages. We look forward to seeing you this summer, happy tails!
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“summer camp” (18 reviews)
“cart ride” (6 reviews)
“iditarod race” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Sheep Creek Valley, within the Historic Alaska-Juneau Gold Mining, Juneau, AK 99803

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

My kids favorite part of our trip. The puppies were so cute and the ride was on a golf cart, but it was fun! We went in summer, so the dogs were hot, but they had pools to wade in. The gold panning was last,...More

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AIE-Girl, Public Relations Manager at Gold Rush Dog Sled Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello ChelsTTU2015, We're so glad you all had a great time! Thank you for joining us and sharing your experience. We hope those crab legs were delicious! Take care, Gold Rush Dog Sled Tours

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

We loved going to the Gold Rush Summer Camp. The dogs were extremely excited to be hooked up to the sled on wheels. I wish the ride was longer. Lynley was the musher who gave us the tour of the camp and the ride. We...More

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AIE-Girl, Public Relations Manager at Gold Rush Dog Sled Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Hello Joan D, Thank you for spending time with us. The dogs truely enjoyed your visit as well! We'll make sure to pass along your kind words to Lynley. Take care, Gold Rush Dog Sled Tours

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Drive up to the camp was great - very scenic - dogs were amazing, and I'm sure there was a lot to learn, but the 'tour' was a little bit bland. Not a lot of information was given - just a lot of waiting around...More

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AIE-Girl, Public Relations Manager at Gold Rush Dog Sled Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Hello glenys w, Thank you for your review. It's always helpful for us to know where we can excel! We hope you still enjoyed yourself and appricate you hanging out with us for awhile. Take care, Gold Rush Dog Sled Tours

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

My family and I did this as part of our Disney cruise and it was absolutely fantastic. The whole team did a great job educating us about what goes into a race, and just how much care goes to the dogs and their well-being. It...More

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AIE-Girl, Public Relations Manager at Gold Rush Dog Sled Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hello bekita2017, Thank you for your review! We enjoyed having you come and spend some time with us and we know the puppies enjoyed it too! Thank you again for joining us and we appreciate your recommendation. Take care, Gold Rush Dog Sled Tours

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

We went here as part of a cruise excursion. The drive up to the camp was a bit harrowing, so if you are scared of heights you may want to close your eyes once you board the shuttle at the pier. Our driver was very...More

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AIE-Girl, Public Relations Manager at Gold Rush Dog Sled Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Hello itstherooster, Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear of your enjoyment and appreciate your recommendation. Thank you agian for joinng us. Take care, Gold Rush Dog Sled Tours

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This excursion from our cruise ship was fabulous! There are about 200 dogs resting for the summer at this camp and puppies from four weeks to four months. The dogs get so excited when strapped to the sled they literally leap vertically into the air!...More

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AIE-Girl, Public Relations Manager at Gold Rush Dog Sled Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Hello many travels_11, Thank you for your review! Yes, the dogs do get very excited to show off thier running skills and the people get excited too! We really enjoy sharing our space with guests. Thank you for joining us and for your shout out...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Want a local experience? This is it. Lynley explained to our small group all about the care and nourishment of sled dogs. She discussed the requirements for their training, showing her detailed knowledge of their workouts and personality traits. We looked at racing sleds and...More

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AIE-Girl, Public Relations Manager at Gold Rush Dog Sled Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Hello CruisinLovebirds, Thank you for your review! We're so happy to hear that you had such a great time. We think It's really exciting learing all about the Alaskan Sled Dog! Thank you for your shout out to Lynley and Phoebe, we'll make sure to...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Lynley was our guide and musher. She was awesome and had cute stories of this and that and answered all our questions. She made our day.

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AIE-Girl, Public Relations Manager at Gold Rush Dog Sled Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Hello brib0wen, Thank you for joining us! We appricate your review and your kind words regarding Lynley - we'll make sure to pass them along. Take care, Gold Rush Dog Sled Tours

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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great time visiting this beautiful location where you can see how much the staff cares about the dogs. Linley the Vet Tech gave a great tour and it was clear that she loved the animals. She told us how they train the...More

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AIE-Girl, Public Relations Manager at Gold Rush Dog Sled Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Hello BobM01, Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you had a great time and appriciate your recommendation. We'll make sure to pass along your kind words to Lynley too. Thank you again for joinig us. Take care, Gold Rush Dog Sled...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Overall this tour was a little too pricey for what was given - I was pretty disappointed as I thought that the sled would have been on snow. There was no snow and it wasn't really a sled. Time with the dogs was pretty limited...More

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AIE-Girl, Public Relations Manager at Gold Rush Dog Sled Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hello Dblim, Thank you for your review. We enjoyed having you visit us and spending some time with our Alaskan Huskies. As you saw, they are a very different breed of dog as they must to be able to pull a sled full of people!...More

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Pamela K
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Hello Pamela K, Thank you for contacting us! All of our tour times are offered with your cruise ship in mind so that guests can get to and from their ships without worry. Typically most tour times will allow about an hour... More
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Hello Pamela, Thank you for contacting us! We would be happy to book you on our Gold Rush Dog Sled tour. Please visit our website and fill out the Reservation form and you'll be on your way! We look forward to hearing... More
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All trips can be booked at the port, offices for these are immediately accessible. Skagway is amazing so much to do. You can do the railway trip up the White pass, one if the two passes the miners took in 1898. The brothel... More
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