Dog Sledding in the Valley

Just a 45 minute drive from Vail down highway 24 you will find a great alternative to skiing, Dog Sledding! My family and I geared up and packed in the car to take a day trip to the city of Leadville. To get there you take the winding roads through Minturn and arrive in the small mining town. We explored the main street consignment shops and stopped for lunch at Casa Blanca, a great little Mexican place tucked away off the main road.

Most importantly we had a great adventure! As we pulled up to the sledding location we were embraced by 85 barking sled dogs. Don’t be scared by these though, they were all very excited pups ready to get out there and take us our ride. The great staff of Winterhawk Dog Sled Adventures greated us and set us up for a great day beyond the slopes. Check out my great pictures from the day!

Dogs gearing up to go on our ride

Me with my Dog Sled Team

Beautiful View from my Sled of Turquoise Lake

My guide with one of the newest lead dogs, he’s only a year old!


We ended the day with a warm bonfire and smores……What an Amazing Day!