Snowmobiling Near Denver

Denver Snowmobiling: Where to ride

Those living on the front range of Colorado near Denver have direct access to both the central mountains and northern mountains for riding. Determining where to snowmobile comes down to what you’re looking for. Some locations are more remote and offer very little in the way of amenities such as fuel, restaurants, and lodging while others are located just outside of town.

Where should I snowmobile if I’m a beginner or intermediate snowmobiler?

Vail Pass Recreation is your best bet if you’re new to the sport. Offering 66,000 acres of snowmobile terrain, Vail Pass is considered one of the best riding locations in the state. The terrain is a mix of hard packed, sometimes groomed road and open powder fields. There are three towns, Copper Mountain, Vail, and Red Cliff nearby if you need lodging or food and there are always large groups of riders out recreating if you find yourself needing help. The avalanche danger is slightly less than other areas but make no mistake, you need to bring a map and know where you are going. Vail Pass does see a lot of traffic on the weekends and there is a daily parking fee of $10 at the summit. Vail Pass Recreation Area is located off of I-70 at mile marker 190 – just 90 minutes from Denver in good traffic.

Where can I snowmobile that is unique but also offers lodging and restaurants?

Take highway 285 out of Denver and head for Buena Vista. Home to some great restaurants, lodging, and arguably the best brewery in the state – Eddyline. From Buena Vista, you will have easy access to Cottonwood Pass which offers wide open powder fields, no crowds, and breathtaking views of the collegiate peaks. This area is still considered a secret among Colorado riders but it is gaining in popularity.

Where should I snowmobile if I’m an advanced snowmobiler or looking for something more remote?

Located off of highway 40, you will find Rabbit Ears Pass. Rabbit Ears is about an hour drive north out of Silverthorne Colorado. You’ll take highway 9 from Silverthorne to Kremmling and then head west on highway 40. Rabbit Ears is a popular riding destination for those living in Summit County and Steamboat. The advantage is that there are very tourist which means you’ll be riding next to those who really know the terrain. Rabbit Ears Pass offers no amenities so be sure to pack enough fuel and food for the trip and always carry proper avalanche safety equipment and maps of the area. This is a true Colorado backcountry experience.

Guided and Unguided Snowmobile and Timbersled Rentals from RMAR

Timbersled Snow Bike Rentals

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

Snowmobile 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

Timbersled Snow Bikes

The history behind the Timbersled Snow Bike

The idea of the Timbersled started back in 2001. The original concepts were using a tire on front with the track system mounted in the back. There were numerous modifications through the years and for the most part, the original Timbersled was difficult to ride and just didn’t offer the float that one looks for when riding through snow. The real breakthroughs came in 2010 and by 2013 the Timbersled Snow Bike was using a super light weight ski up front and a modified rear suspension that offered the necessary float. Now entering 2016, the Timbersled has quickly become the preferred choice for backcountry travel.

In 2013, Rocky Mountain Adventure Rentals became the first company in Colorado to offer the Timbersled Snow Bike as a rental machine. Since then, we have continued to push the boundaries of the sport and introduce Timbersledding to new riders across the country and world. In 2017, Rocky Mountain Adventure Rentals won the first ever Timbersled Enduro Race and is also credited with having the first women’s Timbersled racing team. Through the years, we have perfected the install kits to work efficiently and effectively on KTM Dirt bikes to handle the most extreme conditions.


While the sport of Timbersledding is still in its infancy, we here at Rocky Mountain Adventure Rentals are excited for what the future holds and hope that you will come join us soon.