The popular ski resort of Steamboat Springs in Colorado is a great place to find a fun snowmobile tour of the surrounding, snow-kissed valley.
The pistes may be the realm of skiers and snowboarders, but nobody gets winter access to the wilderness like a person in command of a snowmobile. When the pines are covered in white frosting and the roads are covered over with snow, Steamboat Springs comes to life with some of the most thrilling outdoors adventures. Among them are these four great snowmobile tours with expert guides for all abilities. Many factors, including value for money, health and safety, and previous guest reviews, are taken into account.
Backcountry Explorer Snowmobile Tour
One of the best snowmobile taster experiences in Steamboat Springs is this two-hour journey along Rabbit Ears Pass – so named for an unusual rock formation visible along one part of the route. This route cuts through Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, occasionally offering stunning views over the valley below. You will also be led to a large open meadow, where you’ll have free time to explore while getting the feel for piloting the snowmobile. From $195 per person.
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Trail Explorer Adventure
Thunderstruck Adventures offers up this thrilling, entry-level, half-day snowmobile tour. The company accesses a rarely explored stretch of mountain, venturing off-piste in an adventurous and exciting ride that includes both trails and powder snow riding. As with all tours on this list, fees include your guide and the rental of the snowmobiles. Guests are strongly advised to bring all their own warm gear, including snow boots, googles, gloves scarves and coats, as these are not provided. From $285 per person.
Pro Ride Adventure Tour
If you already know your way around a snowmobile, then there are tours available that will take you deep into the backcountry around Steamboat Springs and push you to your limits over a variety of snow-covered terrains. Take on powdered snow slopes, and head off piste into the mountainous wilderness. Please note that the listed prices are for driving the company’s standard Polaris 850 RMK MATRYX snowmobiles, although a MATRYX Slash is also available. From $487 per person.
Backcountry Guided Full-Day Adventure
For a more leisurely, but still challenging, trip into the hinterlands of Colorado, there’s a full-day guided snowmobile adventure from Steamboat Springs that consistently receives rave reviews. Operated by Colorado Sled Rentals, this option includes a fireside lunch where you can warm up after a morning ride before hitting the trails and meadows once more. There is a minimum age limit of 16 to drive these vehicles. An additional, non-driving passenger can also be added for a much lower fee. From $680 per person.