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Dog Sledding Tour Experience in Fairbanks, AK

Enjoy nature and take part in an authentic dog sledding tour experience in Fairbanks, AK, when you join me at Alaskan Tails of the Trail with Mary Shields. Starting just 9 miles northwest of Downtown Fairbanks in the Goldstream Valley, my tours are designed to give you a true Alaskan adventure that you will treasure forever. Reach out to me today to book your slot in one of my upcoming tours.

The Dog Musher Tour

What can you expect as part of the dog sledding tour experience? I offer one tour a day, which runs for about 2 hours and 30 minutes. Each tour starts at 10:00 a.m. and includes time for any questions you may have. My goal is to offer you the best trip possible, while teaching you everything there is to know about the history of mushing. This unique opportunity will allow you to enjoy the very best of these dogs.

My Family of Huskies

I have been a dog lover my entire life, and I look forward to welcoming you to meet my friendly family of huskies. My loving and loyal dogs have taken me down a trail of challenge and adventure through some of the wildest beauty left on Earth. It would be my honor to share some of these Alaskan adventures with you. 

Families with children or those a little skittish around dogs do not need to be afraid. While I have big dogs, more than anything, they will just want to greet you with a kiss on the face.

Visiting the Land

I live on 20 acres of boreal forest, made up of mostly white-barked birch trees and old spruce. During your Alaskan adventure, you and your kids are welcome to explore the forest and enjoy the natural beauty of the land.

After you see my campsite and learn how I fell in love with sled dogs way back in 1969, we'll go in the cabin and have some refreshments. During your stay around the kitchen table, I'll compare the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod, and share with you how I felt whileto crossing the finish line as the first woman to ever complete the race. Then, I'll recount the greatest adventure of my life so far — the 1,200-mile Hope '91 journey through Siberia.

Reserve Your Spot Today

In order to provide every guest with the best experience possible, I keep my Alaska tour groups small. This way, we can all get to know each other during our adventure. Please make reservations for your dog sledding tour experience as soon as you know your plans.

Contact me, Mary Shields, in Fairbanks, Alaska, to learn more about my dog sledding tours. I welcome guests to take part in these exciting experiences.

I'll see you in Fairbanks,

Mary Shields


Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(907) 455-6469

Mailing Address
PO Box 80961
Fairbanks, AK 99708

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Primary Address
2699 Waldheim Dr
Fairbanks, AK 99709

Serving Goldstream Valley (10 miles Northwest of Fairbanks, AK)

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