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.  Bring gloves.   We do not have gloves available.   If you don't have a ski suit, boots, or goggles we have them at our office for an additional rental charge of $7 each. If you have your own gear, bring it and save those rental fees.

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

"Chuck and Mike are awesome! They got us all geared up for a half day snowmobile ride through the beautiful, secluded backcountry in Colorado. The sleds were in great shape, the routes easy to follow and the views were incredible! Was by far the highlight of our recent trip to Colorado! A must do! Would be great for families with older children as well."

Sarah L.

"We booked a snowmobile trip with CBR over spring break. Chuck was super nice to my wife and I. My 13 and 8 year old loved it. He even took time to help us with points of interest he would recommend on our way to Durango to see family. They provide the gear you need plus maps etc. Vail pass and shrine pass were absolutely beautiful. They are a great business and loved hearing his story. He took time to meet us at the end of our trip as we didn't see him on our way out. Highlight of our trip and will return for more fun. Bring a backpack with water and food!! We did but trying to help out those who may overlook it. Also may be common sense but follow their instruction on staying on trails and well ridden on meadows and pass areas, (there are plenty). We saw some folks stuck way off the trail. Snow is deep and inexperience will get the best of you. Thanks again Chuck and Mike."

Jane D.

"The staff was very friendly and informative. They even picked us up from Keystone and dropped us off when we were done. The snowmobiles were nice and easy to use. The trails were easy to navigate and the terrain was amazing. We made it to the top of Machine Gun Ridge which had amazing views of surrounding mountains. I would recommend Colorado Backcountry Rentals to everyone. We all had a great time."

Joe W.

"This was the most amazing experience and least expected. I have snowmobiled before but it is usually in a large field and a limited area or controlled by a guide. This was absolutely breathtaking...the trails were well marked and the surprise at the end was magical. Panoramic views, in the clouds, on top of the world AMAZING!! And they let you find it on your own. No guide, no tour...go at your own pace, explore the area at your leisure, very family friendly. I did not want it to end. Go for the entire day~ 3 hours goes by super fast."

Liz L.