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Dog Sledding

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.

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 sprint runs!

Maximum sled weight 350 pounds.

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 Lonely Lake Basin Trail 

First Rider: $79 | Second Rider: $64 | Children 6 & Under: $39

A gradual climb through the woods takes you to this secluded wilderness lake. This exhilarating ride covers about 4 miles and lasts approximately 30 minutes.

The Highlands Trail 

First Rider: $99 | Second Rider: $84 | Children 5 & 6: $59

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 6 miles and includes a big hill climb, and will last approximately 45 minutes.

The Trapper Line

First Rider: $119 | Second Rider: $104 | Children 5 & 6: $79

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 8 miles and will last approximately 1 hour.

Gunflint Lake Sprint – New This Year!

Adults: $40 | Children 6 & Under: $20

Join us at our waterfront for an action packed day of dog sled sprint rides on Gunflint Lake on Saturdays! Each ride is approximately 15 – 20 minutes. Come early or stay after for a meet and greet with our dogs and mushers.

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!

Meet the Musher!

Jasmine Poppovich

In fall of 2016, Jasmine got into dog sledding through an internship with a racing kennel located in Northern Wisconsin. She learned how to handle a team and drive a sled, and was instantly hooked on the mushing. After college, Jasmine moved to Montana, and knew she wasn’t ready to give up dog sledding. She found a touring kennel outside of Yellowstone NP, where she guided guests from all over the world. Jasmine is excited to be back in the Midwest sharing her passion of the sport and love of the Northwoods with guests here at Gunflint Lodge.

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 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. Highlands dogsled ride, champagne toast and dinner for two $265

*Please call for availability

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

Al , 2018