The first week of December, we headed to the Rockies for a little mountain getaway. On the top of our list of things to do was dog sledding. I was very worried there wasn't going to be enough snow, but luckily the week before we arrived Colorado got finally entered winter.
We chose Snow Buddy Dog Sledding Tours our of Steamboat Springs and couldn't have been happier. Although we were staying in Winter Park, we made the icy drive to Steamboat and were not disappointed. We pulled up to a closed road in the Routt National Forest and were greeted by our guide and Snow Buddy owner, Sarah. Sarah and her crew were absolutely amazing. We started off with a quick safety lesson and before we knew it, we were harnessing up the dogs.
I loved this activity so much. Not only were we getting to play with the friendliest and snuggliest dogs I have ever met (sorry, Buddy), but we were hands on with the sledding process. We learned how to harness the dogs and hook the up to the sled. These dogs knew it was time to run, and boy were they excited.
We sledded through Dunckley pass by the Yampa with stunning views of the Flat Tops. Even though the temperature was in the negatives and we were going 15mph, I was never cold. We eventually arrived at a cabin and let the dogs run free. Inside there was a toasty fire, and Sarah made everyone hot chocolate. A fiesty little dog named Whisper realy wanted my mashmallows!
We hooked the dogs back up and sledded back toward where we had parked. Once we arrived back, it was time to feed the puppers! I was happy to help lay out bowls and feed these dogs their raw beef stew. I didn't want to leave! I could've stayed and loved on these doggos for the rest of my life.
If you are in the Steamboat, Vail, Winter Park area, you HAVE to do this!
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