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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

"Vail pass was amazing! Thank you for the awesome adventure!"

Lynn B.

"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.

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

"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.

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