6-day/ 5-night Maclaren Tour (Winter Tour) – Mush the Denali Hwy from Paxson to Maclaren Lodge with side trips to the Maclaren Glacier and 7-mile Lake. A winter learn to drive-your-own team tour for the hearty adventurer. Includes 2 nights camping and 2 nights at Maclaren River Lodge. Includes all instruction, gear, and meals with the exception of lodging dinner after Mushing School on Day One.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Paws for Adventure Kennel
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your tour
INCLUDED
Kennel Tour  Professional guide Cart Ride
Cost: $3250/person *minimum 2 people, maximum 4 people
Tentative Date: Feb. 9-14

*100% deposit required to book
*For reservations please click “Book Now” in the tab above or call our mushing site 907-699-3960

Here’s a sample Itinerary: Help the musher harness and hook up the team (optional), take a short demo ride – approx. 10 min. ride on the 4-place side-by-side with the team and musher. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting ‘doggy’ if you plan to interact with the sled dogs.

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DAY ONE

Mushing School lesson at our Paws Mushing Site in Fairbanks **Guests need to find their own overnight accommodations this night in the Fairbanks area. We suggest, A Taste of Alaska Lodge: www.atasteofalaska.com – We are located on the same property as this beautiful upscale Alaskan-style B&B located just 20 minutes from downtown Fairbanks.
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DAY TWO

Travel to Paxson, AK via vehicle (3.5 hour drive) and mush 20+ miles to our Paws Camp via Denali Hwy. Note: the Denali Hwy is closed to vehicular traffic in winter and becomes a scenic trail and playground for winter dogsled and snowmachine enthusiasts. The area is above treeline with incredible wide-open spaces and mountain vistas and lots of wildlife.
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DAY THREE

Mush to Maclaren River Lodge – 22 miles; see info about Maclaren River Lodge here:www.maclarenlodge.com/
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DAY FOUR

Mush the Maclaren River Valley to the base of Maclaren glacier – a 30 mile loop trail starting and ending at Maclaren Lodge. Stay at Maclaren River Lodge for a 2nd night.
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DAY FIVE

Mush back to Paws Camp via 7-mile Lake trail.
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DAY SIX

Mush to Trailhead at Paxson and return to Fairbanks

Note: This itinerary is subject to trail and driving conditions; an alternative but comparable tour will be offered in the event of poor snow or weather conditions in the area