Sled Dog Rides

Season: Summer Season: Multi

Sled Dog Cart rides have concluded for the summer season, thanks for another great season! We'll see you when the snow falls!

Winter Sled Dog Rides

"Linking humans and animals in a spirit of love and cooperation." Join Oregon Trail of Dreams for an experience you will not soon forget!

Add a wild, magical experience to your Mt. Bachelor get-away with a ride behind a real dog sled team! Stay snug and warm in the sled while the team, along with a professional musher, takes you on an exciting adventure.

Oregon Trail of Dreams is operated and owned by Jerry Scdoris and his daughter Rachael. Rachael is a world renowned athlete and had her first Iditarod finish in 2006. Riding with Jerry, Rachael and their athletic team of dogs is a unique and majestic experience. Imagine gliding over the snow, taking in the sights of Central Oregon - snow-covered Broken Top, the Three Sisters and Mt. Bachelor all from the comfort of an Iditarod Dog Sled.


All sled dog rides depart from the lower Sunrise Lodge parking area. Please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time to check in and meet your musher and sled dog team.

Children must be at least 3 years old to ride in a sled. Children ages 3-12 years old must ride with an adult. No more than 4 people per sled. Max weight per sled = 450 lbs. Prices are subject to change.

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Call 1-800-829-2442 to book this unforgettable experience! Credit card payment is taken at time reservation is processed. VISA, Mastercard, Discover & American Express are accepted. All bookings are non-refundable. If you need to cancel, you can reschedule your trip for another day or time without penalty. TRIPS SELL-OUT DURING PEAK HOLIDAY PERIODS. We recommend booking early to guarantee a spot!


Travel to Elk Lake and back (26 miles). Includes lunch (alcoholic beverages and gratuity not included). Trips are available Thursdays and Fridays only (except December 19, 2016 through January 2, 2017, February 13-17, 2017 and March TBD). Check-in time is 8:30 a.m. and the trip will return to Sunrise Lodge by 1:30 p.m.

Summer Sled Dog Cart Rides

"Linking humans and animals in a spirit of love and cooperation." Join Oregon Trail of Dreams for an experience you will not soon forget!

Rachael Scdoris, four time Iditarod Musher, and her father/trainer, Jerry Scdoris, share their amazing Iditarod Sled Dogs with the summer tourists and residents of Central Oregon. Enjoy Iditarod memorabilia, sleds and other winter equipment. Join us for a summer sled dog ride on our comfortable dry-land cart. Stay and help Rachael with care and feeding of the dogs.


  • The Scdoris' sled dog camp is located right next to the Mountain Gateway building at West Village.
  • Come early and enjoy an entire day on the mountain. Sightseeing lift tickets also available. This is a perfect activity for classroom field trips, family reunions, birthday parties and groups!
  • Cost: $12
  • Sled Dog cart rides are available Thursday through Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and may not operate on other select days. Please call 1-800-829-2442 to confirm availability if your primary reason of visiting Mt. Bachelor is to experience the Sled Dog cart ride.
  • More information on the Oregon Trail of Dreams can be found HERE.
  • Oregon Trail of Dreams is an equal opportunity recreation provider and operates under a special use permit from the Deschutes National Forest.