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D & S Alaskan Trail Rides

#20 of 26 Outdoor Activities in Talkeetna Features Animals
Talkeetna, AK 99676
+1 907-733-2205
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Hilarious and fun

This is a must do. My horse was great once we got over some slight personality clash issues. Sharon... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
Polecat83
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Lots of Fun In a Covered Wagon!

This was a last minute decision to add this to our excursions. We are so happy that we did! Lee and... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
Djdan48
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Port Orange, FL
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This is a must do. My horse was great once we got over some slight personality clash issues. Sharon is the most hilarious person in Alaska! I loved her pink hat. Liz lead us on a great trail and the views!! Mt McKinley showed itself...More

Thank Polecat83
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This was a last minute decision to add this to our excursions. We are so happy that we did! Lee and Christine were a blast to have as guides. They were young, full of energy and very informative. You traveled long trails through woods from...More

Thank Djdan48
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Christine and Lee led our group for an afternoon trail ride. Even in the rain (they had rain gear for us), we had a great time. The trail is lovely, and all of the horses were well-behaved.

1  Thank kimandandee
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Booked this excursion at last minute. Being an experienced rider was wondering if it would be boring. NO IT WASN'T. Had a beautiful horse called chip. Never ridden western style before, took a bit of getting used to, no mouth contact with horse. Had super...More

1  Thank elliemae2015
Reviewed 25 August 2015

After I booked this excursion wasn't sure how much fun it would be. One of the best excursions I have been on. They took us to a great scenic view of Mt. McKinley. It was amazing - the guides were very friendly & took as...More

Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

We had a variety of ages and abilities in our group and all enjoyed this ride. It was pouring which didn't seem to dampen anyone's spirits. They got us rain gear and helmets and gave lots of information about the area. Easy ride, nice to...More

Thank bestej
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Wonderful ride through some very beautiful trails. We had three guides (front, middle and back) with riders as young as 9 and as old as 65+ with everyone having no issues. The scenery was amazing as well as the entertainment from Cowboy Matt (Matthew for...More

1  Thank TracynKatie
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Great ride with super friendly people. They had 2 guides, one in front and one in the back, the whole time. They narrated about the vegetation and gave us chances to stop and take pictures. They even took photos with our camera of the whole...More

Thank Melisa G
Reviewed 25 June 2015

I echo the positive comments made by Amy and Gabrielle, and found the ride to be easy, beautiful, and peaceful during a rather hectic 2-week vacation to Alaska. The guides gave us a very good introduction to riding and away we went, up a gorgeous...More

Thank SherrillFutrell
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Rode with this family owned outfit into the woods. Great guides, very friendly and knowledgable. They really enjoyed their "jobs". We did not see Mt. McKinley as it was clouded over however we did have a wonderful time atop our trusty steads. They take your...More

1  Thank Amy Q
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Scifi_Riot
We have four adults hoping to go on this tour. My mother grew up with horses, but it's been ages since she's been on horseback. she's about 65 and not super athletic but she's still very mobile (she gardens, rides motorcycle, etc). Will this be too physically difficult for her? Are there stairs or something to help her actually mount the horse?
15 February 2017|
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Response from Polecat83 | Reviewed this property |
There is a mounting block. I haven't been on a horse for over 15 years and never learnt to ride properly but I had no real issues. It was a bit scary when the horses were slipping about but if you can deal with that you... More
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