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Sled Dog Rides

Oregon Trail of Dreams - 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... from the comfort of an Iditarod Dog Sled.

Watch the video about Rachael and Jerry Scdoris and the Oregon Trail of Dreams - produced by Tommy Pittenger, Matt Leslie and Alisha Jucevic while at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.

Sled Dog Ride Information

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, meet your musher and sled dog team. 

  • 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. Book early to guarantee a spot!

Midweek Sled Dog Ride Special

Book by November 20, 2015 to take advantage of the Sled Dog Midweek Special rate of $80 per person/two person minimum. Call 1-800-829-2442 to reserve your space today. Limited to the first 100 people. Offer available midweek only, non-holiday, non-Christmas/New Year Holiday. 

*Holiday periods: February 13, 2016 - February 21, 2016 and March 19, 2016 - March 27, 2016
*Christmas/New Year Holiday: December 19, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Standard Trip

Approximately one hour of orientation and trail time, including an option to participate in the care, watering and feeding of the dogs after the trip. Please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.

Midweek Weekend/Holiday* Christmas/New Year Holiday*
Adult (anyone over 80 lbs) $90 $99 $105
Youth (anyone under 80 lbs) $49 $49 $49
*Holiday periods: February 13, 2016 - February 21, 2016 and March 19, 2016 - March 27, 2016
*Christmas/New Year Holiday: December 19, 2015 - January 3, 2016
  • Kids must be at least 3 years old to ride in sled
  • Kids ages 3 to 12 must ride with an adult
  • No more than 4 people per sled
  • Max weight per sled: 450 lbs
  • Prices subject to change

Marathon Trip (Adults Only)

Travel to Elk Lake and back (26 miles). Includes lunch (alcoholic beverages and gratuity not included).

Available weekdays (except December 21, 2015 through January 1, 2016, February 15-19, 2016 and March 22-26, 2016). Check-in time is 8:30 a.m.; return back to Sunrise Lodge by 1:30 p.m.

Two Adults - $575

Additional Information

Click here to read about travel writer Patti Morrow's Sled Dog Ride Experience in 2014
Click here for the official Oregon Trail of Dreams Facebook page
Click here for the official site of the Iditarod
Click here for more information on Rachael's 2006 Iditarod finish
Click here to read Travel Oregon's article about the Oregon Trail of Dreams

Guest Feedback:

We can't express enough our gratitude for the manner in which the dogsled rides were handled. Jerry and his partner, Dave, were on time, courteous, and very accommodating in demonstrating the handling of the dogs, and answering a myriad of questions. (I am an avid sled-dog fan.)

Both trips represented excellent values, in our opinion. The Standard trip, led by Jerry, was excellent. The trail was beautiful, the dogs were unbelievable, and the sled was comfortable. The Marathon trip was led by Dave, and was equally outstanding. Stopping at the Elk Lake Resort for lunch was a good break at mid-trip. (The lunch was great). Both days were 5 Star experience.

This was our first trip to Mount Bachelor, and we were summarily impressed with the mountain and the facilities provided there. When driving into the Sunrise area on two days, we got information from two young men who were working the parking lot. They were both very cordial and helpful.

We loved the whole experience and will be back!

Beth C

Oregon Trail of Dreams - Summer Sled Dog Rides

Sled Dog rides have concluded for the summer/fall season - join us this winter!

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!


$10 per person (all ages).

Additional Information

Sled Dog cart rides are not available on Wednesdays 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 can be found at

Oregon Trail of Dreams is an equal opportunity recreation provider and operates under a special use permit from the Deschutes National Forest.