Dogsleds were the original snowmobiles, transporting people across the snow-frosted forests and ice-kissed lakes of the north. Mix irresistible dogs with beautiful snow, and you’ve got the recipe for a winter adventure you won’t forget.
Cook County is host to a few dogsled races throughout the year. Check out the 2017 dates!
- Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race | January 7-8, 2017
- A spectator-friendly event starting and finishing at Trail Center on the Gunflint Trail. There will be two classes: a 12-dog, 110 mile race and an 8-dog, 70 mile race. View a map of the race trail here.
- John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon | January 29, 2017
- Established in 1980, the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is the longest sled dog race in the lower 48 states. The event extends from Two Harbors to Grand Portage and back again through the rugged Sawtooth mountains.
Watching is fun, but doing is even better!
In Cook County there are several dog mushing companies that will take you out on the adventure of a lifetime. You can opt for a 2-hour, half-day or all-day trip — and maybe even learn to drive your own team.
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Points Unknown offers unique, off-grid dog sledding experiences that are educational in nature. Our dogs are highly trained and socialized and are members of our family.