Pagosa Paw Sled Dog Races Scheduled for January 23 & 24

By Jennifer Martin

Join us for the 6th Annual Pagosa Paw Races this coming Saturday and Sunday, January 23 and 24 — a must-see spectator event!

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This winter dog sports event includes spectacular dog sled racing as well as Nordic skiing. Races include a 6-dog, 6 mile sled race… 4-dog, 4-mile sled race… 6-mile skijor race (dog pulls you on skis) and a junior sled division.

There is also a sportsman class offering a 4-mile and a 1-mile course for those who just want to try it out. Cash Prizes are awarded for competitive entries (based on a combined score for racing both days) and medals for sportsman participants. Races start at 8:30am both days, so show up early for the excitement as sled dog teams gear up for their start times.

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The location of the race is at the Toner Ranch in Pagosa Springs. The Ranch is located 15.5 miles north on Piedra Road from US Hwy 160. After crossing the Piedra River Bridge, turn right on Taylor Lane. Go 1.7 miles to the race site on the left, there will be a corral and cattle chutes on the right. PLEASE allow enough time to reach this venue. The 17 miles is up a dirt road, so allow a good hour from town. Once you reach the race location Taylor Lane loops back into Piedra road allowing easy access for larger vehicles and trailers.

For more information call Jennifer Martin at 264-9358.

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