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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

"This was so much more fun and adventurous than following a guide for 4 hours. The views and isolation on some of the trails were incredible. Would/will rent again."

Robert O.

Our Group of 5 rented snowmobiles for 3 hours and had an amazing time! I lived for 2 years in the Vail Valley years ago and never saw views like the ones I saw on these 3 hours. Absolutely breathtaking! The bikes were easy to drive, very well kept, high quality machines. The trails were extremely easy to follow, and being allowed to get off the trail in certain areas to play was a blast! I will definitely do this again when we return for another vacation.

yvonneking

"Pretty nice people and really good ride through the backside of Vail Valley. Can't wait to do it again. Prices were great as well!"

Ingrid C.

"We had a great time renting snowmobiles at Colorado backcountry in Red Cliff. Family of four with two teenagers and it was the best time. The staff was friendly and showed us the area maps and routes. You can rent snowsuits and boots reasonably if you need them. You start on the trail immediately so there is no delay. Well worth the price for a half day. The ride was exciting and fun. The views of the mountains, trees, and snow was wonderful. I highly recommend this if you are near the I-70 resorts and are looking for a half day activity."

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