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

"Best views at the top of machine gun ridge! You guys are great! Thanks for such a memorable experience!"

Elizabeth P.

"Red Cliff is a really cute small town located in Eagle County. I really enjoyed Backcountry Rentals because we were unguided and got to go at our own pace. Wonderful knowledgeable staff, the snowmobiles ran perfectly. You can rent warmer clothes which was nice even though it was a warm day."

Lost-inthewoods1122

"Unreal trip. From start to finish we had the time of our lives. The best trip I have had in the past years. They are super friendly and professional and truly are concerned about doing their all for you. The places you get to ride are a true slice of heaven. If you go to Colorado you must go rent from these guys. I promise it will be one for the record books of your search for fun."

Daniel P.

"The employees are great, they explain the machines and trails well and have plenty of advice to offer for different machine types and skill levels. There are many miles of trails and mountain valleys to explore with beautiful scenery. I rented a high-performance snowmobile for two full days and loved it. Highly recommended!"

Adam C.

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