Frequently Asked Questions
Think of us as your Colorado Backcountry Concierge
WHAT TO EXPECT
Before heading out into the Colorado backcountry, there are a few items we need to mention.
#1. For Do It Yourself Rentals, you are on your own from the moment you sign the paperwork.
#2. Before leaving our shop, we will review the safety guidelines for your rental.
#3. We will walk you through the paperwork so you know exactly what you are signing and we will instruct you on how to properly load equipment onto the trailers.
#4. For trailering, you will need to have a 2” hitch ball on your vehicle. We do offer a few spares in the shop but do not depend on them being available.
#5. Once paperwork is signed and safety checks have been performed, you will be off on your adventure.
#6. You are responsible for your actions and are required to follow all local, state, and federal laws.
#7. The state of Colorado has 11 National Forest to explore. Each Forest has its own rules and regulations for backcountry travel.
#8. It is your responsibility to follow all trail signs, rules, and regulations. We do not tolerate the acts of breaking forest service laws as it directly effects the amount of land available to motor vehicle access. If we find you breaking the laws, you will be reported to the ranger districts.
#9. To avoid travel infractions, we recommend that you carry with you at all times a topographic map and gazetteer of the area that you plan on exploring. While in the backcountry, it is important to always follow the rules of LNT Principles (Leave No Trace). Lastly, always pack out your trash, do not bring glass on the trails and rivers and leave the wild life alone.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you deliver machines to Trail Heads?
It is illegal for us to deliver machines anywhere in the White River National Forest including Vail Pass. In the San Isabel National Forest around Buena Vista, we are able to drop machines off at the Cottonwood Pass and St. Elmo Trail Heads.
Do you offer clothing and gear rentals?
Yes. We offer a full line of winter outerwear rentals from FXR Racing including Boots, Pants, Jackets, Gloves, and Goggles.
Do you rent trucks for towing?
Yes. We have a Chevy Yukon available to rent for towing purposes.
Do I need a motorcycle endorsement to rent a slingshot?
No. As of 2017, the State of Colorado no longer requires a Motorcycle Endorsement to drive a Polaris Slingshot.
Do you offer guided tours?
We currently do not offer guided tours near Vail Colorado. In Buena Vista Colorado, we offer guided RZR Tours, Timbersled Tours, and Snowmobile Tours.
What's included in my rental?
Trailer, Helmet and fuel is included with every rental. We recommend that everyone brings a backpack with food, water, sunscreen, and dress for the backcountry. An extra set of gloves and goggles are helpful as well.