You've Got Questions? We've Got Answers!

Is there a place on the machines to store food and drinks?

Most machines have small storage compartments to accommodate water bottles and snacks. Please bring with you a small backpack for any personal items such as additional clothing, food, drink and a camera that you would like to bring with you on the snowmobiles.

Colorado backcountry Guided Tours near Vail Where do you take us to ride?

First, everyone will need to come to the check in office. After you finish the check in process you will simply walk out of the office and onto your snowmobile. Our snowmobiles are located in our parking lot directly at the Red Cliff Vail Pass Recreation Trail access point. We will give you a map that shows beginner trails, intermediate trails and advanced trails.

goggles.jpgWhat should I wear?

While snowmobiling you need to wear ski pants and jackets, layers, gloves and warm snow boots. If you don't have a ski suit or boots we have them at our office for an additional rental charge of $7.50 each. Make sure to bring your own eye protection, an essential accessory for snowmobiling - we recommend wearing goggles. The helmets are a Sno-cross design.

What if we get in trouble and need some assistance?

Colorado Backcountry Rentals is very concerned for the safety of our customers. We will go over a trail map at our office and we will recommend that safest trails for your riding ability. Our wranglers will write down their personal cell phone numbers on your trail maps so if there is an emergency you can call them. Our office is also available by cell phone and our professional wranglers are available to assist you on the trail. Because cell phone signal is slightly intermittent on Vail Pass, we encourage you to check your cell service often. During your orientation, we will point out to you the cell phone signal hot spots.

Colorado backcountryCan we get cell phone signal in the National Forest?

Yes most of the area has strong reception, however we do encourage you to stop and check your signal every so often. If an emergency arises you will want to go to the last place you had signal and make the call. During your orientation we will show you the cell phone signal hot spots in and around Vail Pass.

What is your cancellation policy?

There is a 100% cancellation fee inside of 48 hours prior to your reservation time.

How long will a tank of gas last me on the snowmobiles?

You can go approximately 100 miles on a tank of gas.

What People Are Saying

It was our first time to rent ATV's. So glad we found CBR. We met Mike and Chuck, the owners of CBR, and you could tell they wanted us to have a great time. They were very thorough in going over the operation and safety of the equipment. They took the time to show us the map and explain the trails. Red Cliff is a beautiful little mountain town and the perfect spot to ATV. We will definitely be going back.

Kirk W.

"Had an amazing time getting lost. Hard to easy trails, beginner friendly riding. Very good instruction from Keven and Schmitt, great guys to get you on your way ASAP."

Michael G.

"Colorado Backcountry Rentals is a must for all who wish to see the magnificent Rockies as they should be seen. This company has excellent equipment, safety first attitude and a true desire to make your excursion one of a kind. Great trails make the Snow Mobiling incredible and the views are amazing. CBR is a must do!!!"

Steve R.

"These guys are awesome! My boyfriend and I recently stayed in Red Cliff and rode snowmobiles with CBR. We were VERY impressed with their staff and their snowmobiles! Normally, check-in is in Minturn, CO, which is the next town over from Red Cliff. However, since we were staying in Red Cliff and would be there already, they were kind enough to let us fill out our paperwork upon our arrival to the snowmobile area in Red Cliff, saving us a trip to Minturn! We decided to ride a full day so after we went over the safety info, the guys took us aside and went over the map with us and gave us helpful tips on which routes to take so that we could come back for lunch and get as many sights in as possible! I was very thankful. The trails followed the map very well so we were able to navigate throughout the day with relative ease. The views are breathtaking! I cannot say enough positive things about our experience. It was perfect from start to finish!"

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