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Monarch Dog Sled Rides

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Open today: 09:00 - 16:00
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Great Way to Spend Some Time in Salida

Who wouldn't want to spend their 50th birthday with lovable dogs, a nice guide, and some adventure... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Judi H
Incredible Winter Adventure

Just got home from Salida after a week of spring break with our seven year old grandson. By far... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Lorna W
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Monarch Dog Sled Rides provides exciting dog sled tours through the beautiful San Isabel National Forest located one mile south of the Monarch Mountain ski area! Come and learn about this northern sport while we take you on a 3-5 mile tour through...more
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22763 Highway 50, Monarch, CO 81227
+1 719-640-9944
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Who wouldn't want to spend their 50th birthday with lovable dogs, a nice guide, and some adventure? We had an excellent time at Monarch Dog Sled Rides. The guide first introduced us to each dog and taught us how to hitch up the dogs. Then...More

Thank Judi H
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Just got home from Salida after a week of spring break with our seven year old grandson. By far, this was the best thing we've ever done - and we go to Monarch every year (usually two or three times). Caleb is great and, even...More

1  Thank Lorna W
Reviewed 2 February 2018

The dogs were great, Caleb was fabulous and the scenery spectacular. This is a must do, so dress warm bring your friends and family to take a trip back in time when this was a major transportation form. I can't recommend Monarch Dog Sled Rides...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

So glad we made time to go dog sledding. Fun for all ages. Loved that we got to meet the dogs, learn a little history, and go for a great ride. Caleb and Luke were awesome.

Thank sklar13
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Had an incredible time dog sledding with Monarch Dog Sled Rides this past weekend. Our guide was a past Iditarod participant and was SOOOO informative. He truly enjoyed his job and I'm sure he was worn out considering we were the last customers this season-...More

1  Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Something you dont do every day. It makes you appreciate how things used to be and the conveniences we have today. It was expensive for the time and we stayed in the same area. But beautiful scenery.

2  Thank Brenda G
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This experience was absolutely amazing! It exceeded all expectations. Caleb and his staff were so kind and professional. The scenery was incredible. The sled ride so much fun. And those Huskies! What a thrill to actually meet them and pet them and even harness one...More

1  Thank maryrnorton
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Wanted to surprise my wife with something different. So she was in the dark until we arrived. First they get you acquainted with the dogs and some names/history/litters etc. This day they had 35 dogs available. Then a little about dog sledding history. Then comes...More

2  Thank mikester
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Our family chose the Monarch dog sled ride the day we arrived in Colorado. Knowing we would be tired after a three hour flight, we wanted a winter outdoor activity where we could just relax. We were greeted and introduced to all thirty plus dogs....More

2  Thank momabe
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Caleb and Renea were amazing. The dogs were also amazing. If you love dogs this is amazing. Highly recommend!

1  Thank elisa a
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18 February 2016|
Response from Caleb H | Property representative |
We don't have restrooms where we start the tour.
Carol J
20 December 2014|
Response from Caleb H |
Are you asking for 2015? I might be a little late in answering if you meant for last year. During Christmas Break, tours are $125 for adults and $100 for kids.