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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.
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.
What 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.
Can 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.