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

"Absolutely worth the money spent! Brought 8 guys in for a bachelor trip and took an unguided tour on the high-performance sleds. Breath-taking views and plenty of space to run free. Ron and Schmitty were super awesome and helped us out a bunch too! Everything we needed was provided and all the guys on our trip had a great time."

Daniel K

"We had the best time! Hands down the best part of our trip! Schmitty was awesome and showed us all the most incredible spots and took our pictures in front of them! And Mikey was a great driver and told us the history and stories of the places we passed on the way to and from where we were staying! We all enjoyed this so much and cannot say enough good things about the entire experience!"

Joe

"Great time. Awesome trails. Will definitely be back. Schmitty was great!! Would recommend this place to anyone looking for awesome time."

ford24irish

"My family and I are on a 10,000 mile cross country trip and we decided to stop in Red Cliff, CO on our way back to Sacramento CA for a little small town relaxation. My 10 year old boy was itching to get out into the wilderness and after several hikes, we decided to switch it up and rent some ATV's. We found Colorado Back country Rentals in RED Cliff, CO. The owners Chuck and Mike of CBCR were so friendly and authentic. They treated my boy and I with such courtesy and respect. They went over all the safety points of the machines and were very thorough with the map of the trails. They also explained in depth what to do if we ran into any problems while out on the trail, which made me feel very comfortable as a Dad.

My boy and i set out for three hours and we had the time of our lives! The machines ran absolutely flawlessly, handling any challenge we put them up against.

I asked my boy at the end, if he had a good time and he responded; "We have been around the entire country these past 6 weeks seeing and doing so many incredible things, but this was by far the best adventure of the trip.

Thank you Chuck and Mike, you guys rock!!"

Sincerely,
Hero Dad

Kevin B