Vail Snowmobiling: Where to ride
Vail Colorado is known for its world class skiing but no winter vacation to Vail is complete without experiencing the great snowmobiling that can be had in Vail Colorado.
But can you Snowmobile Near Vail Mountain Resort?
The short answer is no, you cannot. There is no snowmobiling allowed near the resort. There are however a few riding areas within 20 to 40 minutes depending on road conditions. The most popular spot is known as Vail Pass which offers close to 70,000 acres of pristine forest and tree line terrain. The other spots near Vail include the Piney Lake Region which is a little more difficult to access than Vail Pass and there is also the riding region known as Sylvan lakes which is a solid 40 minutes outside of Vail. Sylvan Lakes is a very remote region and should really only be ridden with a local.
How do you Access Vail Pass Snowmobiling?
There are three access points to Vail Pass. If you’re bring your own machine, the summit along I-70 offers parking with spots for trailers for $10/day and there is also limited free parking along highway 24 known as Tennessee Pass near Camp Hale – Download our Vail Pass Skiing Map here which indicates the parking locations. The third option, when renting from RMAR, is to rent from our Red Cliff location which provides direct access to Vail Pass via Turkey Creek Road.
Where is the best place to stay when snowmobiling near vail?
Any hotel in Vail will work as a basecamp. You can also choose among a variety of Vail rentals through AirBnB or VRBO. Keep in mind, most rental operations offer pick up and drop off services to and from the hotels but if you choose to rent from AirBnB or VRBO, you will most likely need to drive yourself to and from the rental location. For those of you who are looking to do more snowmobiling than skiing, your best lodging option is the Green Bridge Inn located in Red Cliff. The Green Bridge Inn is directly across the street from our rental location and the famous Mango’s Restaurant.
Vail Snowmobile and Timbersled Rentals from RMAR
Our Timbersled Snow Bike rentals are ideal for intermediate riders of dirt bikes and can handle any terrain and any condition. Our adult Timbersled Snow Bikes are built using a KTM 450 SXF Body and we also offer the Timbersled ST Ripper for kids who want to ride. Learn more about Timbersled Snow Bike Rentals
We offer a variety of Trail Sleds for backcountry touring and High-performance Powder Sleds for big mountain riding from Polaris Industries including the Polaris Pro RMK850 Patriot. Each machine is professionally maintained by our Polaris certified mechanics. Learn more about Snowmobile Rentals