Two tour companies have merged giving you a genuine, one of a kind, 2 ½ hour tour. Girdwood Mushing Company and Gold Mine Safari Tours have created a unique way to show you Alaska at its best. It’s like having two truly unforgettable tours in one!
An 8 mile journey in our open air 6x6 Pinzgauers takes you from sea level to an elevation of 1200 feet on the historical Iditarod trail. At this elevation the mountains open up to one of the most scenic landscapes in all of Alaska.
Here you will meet 7 time Iditarod musher Nicolas Petit and his amazing sled dogs, who are incredible athletes. Observe dog handling techniques and interact with the dogs that ran 1049 miles from Anchorage to Nome―truly incredible athletes. Experience the excitement and energy of these athletes as hooked in for your dog sled cart ride. You can feel the raw power of these sled dogs as you ride through trails high up in the mountains. The sled dogs respond to Nicks commands as a whole, moving and navigating as if they were of one mind. It’s a sight to see, and an experience you will never forget!
After your cart ride, you will visit our beautiful puppy pavilion. This is your chance to cuddle and play with future Iditarod champions or check out Iditarod memorabilia including Nick's racing sled, trophies, and all the gear and warm clothing that he needs to survive while racing over a thousand miles in unforgiving conditions.