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Dog Sledding Experiences

Dog Sledding behind an energetic team of huskies is an unforgettable Northwoods adventure in the Boreal forest. Gunflint Lodge is one of the few places you can experience this winter tradition in the Lower 48.  All experiences start at our winter wall tent with a wood burning stove inside and a fire pit outside to keep you warm before and after your tour.  Begin your journey with “Tails from the Trails” and warm up after with hot cocoa and warm cookies.

We offer different ride lengths with a variety of views of the Superior National Forest. While tours run daily, each time slot books for one musher, one sled, and max two riders. Larger groups should plan to spend the day visiting us or look into our Saturday Basin runs!

Maximum sled weight 350 pounds (combined weight of both riders with gear).

Payment required at time of reservation. Cancellations made more than 72 hours in advance will be refunded 50 percent. Sorry, but no refund will be made for cancellations with less than 72 hours notice.

The Basin 

In the beginning and end of the season when the lakes and swamps are unstable, and on Saturdays and extended weekends, we offer tours with this secluded wilderness trail. This exhilarating ride covers about 1 mile and lasts approximately 10 – 15 minutes.  Maximum sled weight 300 pounds.

First Rider: $129 | $119 for Gunflint overnight guests

Second Rider: $89 | $79 for Gunflint overnight guests

Children Ages 2-6 (must be accompanied by an adult): $69| $59 for Gunflint overnight guests

The Lonely Lake 

A gradual climb through the woods takes you to this secluded wilderness lake. This exhilarating ride covers about 1.5 miles and lasts approximately 20 minutes.

First Rider: $175 | $159 for Gunflint overnight guests

Second Rider: $109 | $99 for Gunflint overnight guests

Children Ages 2-6 (must be accompanied by an adult): $79 | $69 for Gunflint overnight guests

The Highlands 

This is an intimate trail through the woods, climbing up to a spectacular view of Gunflint Lake and the basin below. This ride covers about 3 miles and includes a big hill climb, and will last approximately 30 minutes.

First Rider: $199 | $169 for Gunflint overnight guests

Second Rider: $129 | $109 for Gunflint overnight guests

Children 5 & 6 (must be accompanied by an adult): $99 | $79 for Gunflint overnight guests

The Trapper Line

After completing the intimate Highlands Trail, you’ll continue on for an extended ride, giving you more time to enjoy the views and experience the thrill of the ride and the enthusiasm of the dogs. This scenic ride covers about 4.5 miles and will last approximately 45 minutes.

First Rider: $215 | $179 for Gunflint overnight guests

Second Rider: $145 | $119 for Gunflint overnight guests

Children 5 & 6 (must be accompanied by an adult): $105 | $95 for Gunflint overnight guests

Whether you are staying at Gunflint or staying on the North Shore and looking for a day trip adventure up the Gunflint Trail, come up to Gunflint and check this off your “Bucket List”. Call for availability and to reserve your tour!

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Proposal Rides*

There is no more memorable way to start your life off together than with a proposal made in the intimacy of the snowy Northwoods. You’ll snuggle into the dogsled with your loved one. Midway through the ride your musher will take a break, giving you privacy to “pop the question.” Once you’ve sealed the deal, the musher will reappear to snap photos and you can toast the moment with your choice of California champagne or hot cocoa. Finish the ride and then head down to Justine’s for a romantic lunch or dinner in front of the fireplace. Lonely Lake dogsled experience, California champagne toast and dinner for two $365 ($299 for Gunflint overnight guests). Please reach out to our Wedding & Events Manager to plan your proposal!

*Please call for availability

“?the opportunity of a lifetime, spending 40 minutes on a?dog?sled?gliding through the beautiful wilderness”

Al , 2018