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

Snowmobiling Near Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Snowmobiling: Where to ride

Those living in Colorado Springs have easy access to Buena Vista where they can experience some of the best snowmobiling in the state. Legendary pro snowmobile rider Chris Burandt even calls Buena Vista home due to its world-class terrain.

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

Cottonwood Pass just outside of Buena Vista offers wide open terrain that is great to learn on and fun for those who just like to speed through open powder fields. Cottonwood Pass offers both packed and unpacked trails for Powder riding and trail sled riding. For those who are new to the sport, we offer half-day guided tours that include instructional riding lessons.

Where should I ride if I’m an advanced snowmobiler?

The St. Elmo region just to the South of Buena Vista is known for its challenging terrain and deep snow. Located near Mt. Antero and in the shadows of Mt. Princeton, the riding in St. Elmo is for those who want to experience deep backcountry routes. We currently offer full-day timbersled rentals to explore the area with.

Where is the best place for lodging if I want to ride two or more days?

Buena Vista offers plenty of lodging options from AirBnB’s to Bed and Breakfast to Hotels and Resorts. We personally are big fans of the Surf Hotel located in the new downtown area of Buena Vista along with the Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort and Lodge.

Buena Vista 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

Snowmobiling Near Vail

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

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