Saturday, January 9, 2010

Dog Sledding in Mancos

This area of Colorado is home to a small business that will hire out their sleds, an experienced, expert musher, and their very special sled dogs for an exceptionally FUN half-day adventure.  Yesterday we talked our company into taking this very memorable trip.  If you enjoy the outdoors and like dogs, I can't think of a better way to experience both at their finest.  The following photos were taken during the trip yesterday and some were taken 2 years ago when my husband and I went for this ride of a lifetime!

The thrill of the trail.  
The dogs love what they do and are treated with care and respect.  
They really enjoy their work.

Somewhere on the wide open trail,
after a fresh snowfall and a few days off,
these dogs and their passengers 
were having the time of their lives!

We had three teams out the day we took this trip.   
That's my husband and his team 
coming up beside my sled on the right.

Unloading the sleds.
The dogs are still quietly waiting
in their kennels on the truck.

Harnessing and meeting the dogs.
We all got to participate.

Some of the dogs are more friendly than others!

Everybody had a beautiful day!!!!


  1. How cool is that! I looks cold but a LOT of fun!
    Ingrid and I would love to do that someday too, but I guess that will not be a problem since we live in this new country now... ;-)
    It's definitely on on our agenda.
    Keep having fun with your guests!

  2. Wow! That looks like so much fun! The dogs look very happy to be out doing their job.

  3. I see a new sports in my future for some fun in the winter?

    How fun that is!

  4. What an experience. The dogs do look happy!

  5. I can't imagine dogs can do this pulling but I suppose they know how and you do too.

    After 75 years I finally learned that a dog with its tongue hanging out isn't necessarily thirsty.

  6. I was in Alaska Last September and had the dog sled experience on with a sled with wheels. The dogs make so much noise as they were all barking about 50 dogs in the compound. This was in the Yukon.

    I am so envious of your recent experience.

  7. That looks like so much fun. It's been one of the things I'd like to do, but have never had the opportunity. There's not a lot of sledding in Oregon...some, but not like you've got there. I love the happy faces on the dogs!