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D & S Alaskan Trail Rides

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Talkeetna, AK 99676
+1 907-232-2207
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Disapointing ride

Myself and a friend went for a trailride with 3 other people from the Princess McKinley Lodge. I am... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hmcb2017
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Brights Grove, Canada
Fabulous

Had the best time on my horse Captain and my wife had her horse Shadow. My wife had never ridden... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Xanerin
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Alice Springs, Australia
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“covered wagon” (3 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and a friend went for a trailride with 3 other people from the Princess McKinley Lodge. I am an experienced rider and was not allowed to mount other than with a block or even jog behind the group as I was advised that the...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Had the best time on my horse Captain and my wife had her horse Shadow. My wife had never ridden before and was apprehensive however she had a wonderful time. The sun was shining and we had clear skies and our ride was in the...More

Thank Xanerin
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I was pretty excited about this tour. We were picked up by the horse drawn wagon. The guide was very unprofessional. He was wearing a t-shirt and sweatpants and it smelled as they had just cleaned stalls before picking us up. They both smelled of...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Under new ownership (all owners and employees are under 21). Horses were nice and well behaved. However, I found it distracting that the horses were constantly trying to eat grass during the ride. As a result, much of the rider focus was on keeping the...More

Thank Todd L
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We enjoyed our ride in a horse drawn covered wagon that would have been typical of the transport used by the pioneers and gold prospectors in the old days. The tour took us through forests and stopped for photo shoots along the way. We learnt...More

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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

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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
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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
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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
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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

1  Thank Patricia K
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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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