Alaska January 17, 2020
Go Hiking With Reindeer At Running Reindeer Ranch In Alaska For A Unique Adventure
If you’re looking for a unique winter adventure, then turn your eyes to the north! Running Reindeer Ranch offers interactive walks with reindeer through the stunning boreal forests around Fairbanks, Alaska. This awesome day hike with your new four-legged friends is the way to explore the beautiful winter scenery in the interior. Bring your whole family, as this experience is aimed to please all ages!
There's a unique adventure waiting for you outside of Fairbanks, Alaska!
Travel up to the interior to go on a fun and informative walk with reindeer. The Running Reindeer Farm offers you an incredible opportunity to get up and close and personal with these gentle creatures.
This tour is located at a ranch in the Goldstream Valley, a short trip up from Fairbanks.
This farm was started with just two reindeer, Ruby and Moon. Year after year, more reindeer were born, creating a big and loving family herd for you to visit with.
The tour itself is 2.5 hours long, and you will be outside for over an hour.
You'll get to learn all about the reindeer before heading out on a walk together through the nearby birch forest. There are benches along the way, but the reindeer sometimes take a new way through the forest, so dress accordingly!
You can pet the reindeer during your time with these beautiful creatures.
They are fun and curious, but not trained. If they allow you to touch them, proceed gently and watch for their comfort level. It's quite an experience to pet a reindeer!
Don't worry about the cold weather stopping you.
In fact, they're willing to take you out just about any day, regardless of weather. They've gone on reindeer walks in -50F weather! If you are uncomfortable with temperatures dropping below -20F, call ahead as far advance as possible to cancel so they can issue a refund for you. But the reindeer are suited for and happy in the coldest of temperatures!
After the walk, you head back to the farm for the perfect wrap up: their famous chocolate chip cookies and a light refreshments.
Finish your conversation about the fascinating reindeer you met and the cool Arctic adaptations these animals have. When you're finished, take a last little tour around the farm before saying goodbye to the reindeer.
This great hike is available to take all year long, but you must call to make reservations ahead of time.
Prices vary depending on the season, but adult tickets are $70.00 all winter through February 15th, and then they bump up to $100.00 per person. Children are $40.00 each all year long.
Have you had a chance to walk through a winter wonderland with reindeer? What did you think? Will this hit your winter to-do list this season? Let us know in the comments below!
If you can’t bear to leave the reindeer, you can
Wake Up Surrounded By Reindeer When You Stay At Alaska’s Reindeer Haus right there on the farm!
Address: 1470 Ivans Alley, Fairbanks, AK 99709, USA