Alaska really shines during the holidays when most of the state is guaranteed a white Christmas. Residents find many ways to enjoy the fluffy piles of snow, and a holiday sleigh ride in Alaska is an absolute dream. Head to Palmer for a perfect winter adventure and go dashing through the snow on an actual one-horse open sleigh. Alaska Horse Adventures offers sleigh rides to make all your holiday dreams come true.

Alaska Horse Adventures LLC
18810 East Walling Road
Palmer, AK 99645

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Sleigh Ride In Alaska

Are there sleigh rides in Alaska?

Yes, sleigh rides are a popular activity in Alaska, especially during winter when the landscape is covered in snow. These rides offer a unique way to experience Alaska's winter wonderland's scenic beauty and tranquility. Many resorts, tour operators, and private farms across the state offer sleigh rides in Alaska, often pulled by horses or reindeer, through picturesque trails and landscapes. 

These rides can vary from short, family-friendly excursions to longer, more adventurous journeys. Some popular locations for sleigh rides in Alaska include areas near Anchorage, Fairbanks, and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. You might find opportunities for sleigh rides in more remote or scenic areas, providing a chance to view Alaska's stunning natural beauty and possibly even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights if you choose a sleigh ride later in the evening.

Where can I go on a sleigh ride in Alaska?

Here's a list of different places in Alaska where you can enjoy sleigh rides:

  • Alaska Horse Adventures (Palmer) - Offers picturesque sleigh rides through the snowy landscapes of the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, with options for individual and private group tours​​​​​​.
  • Horse Drawn Carriage Co (Chugiak) - Offers winter sleigh rides at specific events like Winter Solstice in Anchorage and backcountry rides in one of their gorgeous sleighs, including antique options. They also offer horse-drawn carriage rides through downtown Anchorage.

 

Each location offers a unique way to experience Alaska's winter wonderland, whether through the forests, across open fields, or near the majestic mountains. Always check availability and book in advance, as these tours can be quite popular in winter.