Keystone, Colorado Guided Snowmobile Tours – Advanced
Some folks just need to go fast.
Their idea of a good time is blasting through fresh powder off the trail or climbing steep hill climbs. They want to ride the kind of machine that will push them to their limits.
They enjoy things that accelerate quickly and prefer to establish their dominance over the terrain.
If you’re that kind of person, then our Keystone Advanced Snowmobile Tour is the right choice for you.
This tour is only open to single riders, and it’s best for those who want to learn how to ride off the trail or have prior experience.
However, your tour is totally customizable, so if you want to go fast, but have never ridden a snow sled before, then our guide will show you all the tricks.
While you ascend to a breath-stealing altitude of 12,600 feet up the side of Prospect Mountain, you’ll get a chance to look at some of the mountains that make up the Continental Divide, three of the tallest peaks in the Rocky Mountains and several more “14ers” (peaks over 14,000 tall).
This Keystone, Colorado snowmobile tour is totally customizable, so talk to your guide about the kind of experience you want to have!
**You must call prior to your tour day to schedule transportation. (Transportation currently not available due to covid-19.)**
**MUST HAVE A VALID LEARNER’S PERMIT OR DRIVER’S LICENSE TO DRIVE A SNOWMOBILE**
ADVANCED TOUR LOCATION AND DESCRIPTIONS
Hey, let’s face it: sometimes you gotta do what’s right for the whole group. If you have kids or riders looking to for a more…moderate experience, then check out Beginner or Intermediate tours. High Country Tours offers several types of snowmobiles for those tours that can carry one or two passengers. There’s even a giant open space where kids and noobs alike can learn to ride safely. We even have “kiddie snowmobiles” for the little guys under 70 pounds (no age requirement) who can putt around and entertain Mom.
It’s OK to be a kid…even when you’re too old to actually hang around at the playground. Get in touch with that inner child by sliding down a 1,050 foot long hill on an inner tube. You don’t even have to hump the thing up the hill because our guides will tow you behind their sleds. Everyone has fun on the tubing hill…it’s impossible not to!
Our Intermediate Tours are a great blend of enjoying the scenery and exploring the trails-and they’re very customizable. If reaching the right compromise of fun and breathtaking sights is your party’s goal, then give us a call and book your tour today!
9:00 AM • 12:00 PM • 3:00 PM
Approximately 2 Or 3 Hours
Temporarily Unavailable Due to COVID-19
• All guests must arrive wearing clothing that is appropriate for this cold weather, outdoor activity!
• DOT-approved helmets WILL be provided (required).
• We will have adult sized snowsuits, adult sized boots, and goggles for rent on a limited basis at each outpost.
WHAT TO WEAR WHILE YOU’RE SNOWMOBILING NEAR KEYSTONE, COLORADO
Although Winter is a great time to experience breathtaking landscapes, it can also be hazardous for people who are unprepared for the elements.
Having the proper clothing and being aware of winter hazards are both important parts of being prepared.
When dressing for an outdoor adventure in the snow, the most important concept to keep in mind is using the appropriate layers.
Conditions may change quickly and you could find yourself overheated and perspiring.
This can actually be dangerous because damp clothing can end up rapidly transferring heat to the environment if the wind whips up or the sun retreats behind the clouds.
Hypothermia and frostbite can be life-threatening conditions, but you can protect yourself with the right combination of insulation and outer protection.
For Snowmobiling, we recommend the following:
LAYER YOUR CLOTHES
A base layer is worn directly against the skin. You’ll want a thin layer of moisture-wicking material like silk, merino wool, or cotton long underwear.
The middle layer should be insulation for your core like fleece pullovers, down vests, or wool sweaters.
Your outer layer must do three things: block the wind, keep out rain and snow, and allow sweat vapor to escape.
For your upper body, this means a jacket made specifically for cold conditions that has vents that will allow water vapor to escape.
For your lower body, you’ll want ski or snowboard-type pants or suit.
Due to COVID-19, we are NOT providing Snowsuits.
Having a warm pair of winter gloves is critical to staying comfortable in cold conditions.
Look for winter gloves that come with an removable liners for extra insulation. You will need to bring your own gloves for each rider on all of our tours.
Keep in mind that cold-weather footwear can range from heavy-duty snow boots to more basic insulated shoes.
Many winter boots have a “comfort rating,” such as “comfort-rated to -15 degrees Fahrenheit.” This will give you an idea of how much insulation a pair of boots will provide.
Just be aware that there is no industry standard for footwear comfort ratings, and these numbers are estimates created by the manufacturer.
Always wear warm, mid-weight or heavyweight winter socks with your snow boots.
Due to COVID-19, we are NOT providing boots.
Disposable hand and foot warmers are another handy item to have with you.
Pop a few in your jacket pocket, and you’ll be glad to have them if the wind chill picks up.
High Country Tours has helmets available to all of our patrons, free of charge.
All of our helmets are DOT rated for safety reasons. Beware that most snowmobiling helmets sold on the market are NOT rated by the DOT.
If you want to bring a helmet of your own, it must be DOT rated in order for you to use it on the tour.
**All or part of this operation is conducted under Special Use Permit issued by the Bureau of Land Management**