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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 different view of the Superior National Forest.

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.

2019-2020 season pricing coming soon! Check back in November!

The Lonely Lake Basin Trail 

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 

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

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.

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 Team

Stop by and meet our Musher and our team of friendly, energetic sled dogs! Dogs will be available for petting and pictures Saturday, February 2 and Saturday, February 23 at 12:30. Other dates by appointment only!

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