Keystone, Colorado Guided Snowmobile Tour
No experience required – just an adventurous soul!
Departure Times: 9:00am, 12:00pm and 3:00pm
Tour Length: Approximately two or three hours
Free Transportation to Tour Site: Call us directly to arrange pick up from an area resort or at our designated meeting location in Keystone. (Please note: this is not where the actual tours are ran.)
Meeting and Pick-Up Location: 23110 US Hwy 6 Keystone, CO 80435 (Please note: this is not where the actual tours are ran.)
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This guided tour has two options: approximately two hours or approximately three hours. Depending on the weather, you’ll begin at either our Heeney Outpost near Silverthorne or Birdseye Outpost, which is located about 16 miles South of Copper Mountain Resort and situated at a breath-stealing altitude of 10,000 feet. Your guide will train you on the operation of your snowmobile before ascending Prospect Mountain, topping out at over 12,600 feet!
The tour starts out on our easier trails and you’ll have some playtime in the meadow so you can get fully comfortable with your snowmobile before you take on the steep climbs and fresh powder around Prospect Mountain. Experience breathtaking views of Leadville’s Historic Mining District, the Continental Divide, the three tallest mountains in the Rockies, and many mountains over 14,000 feet once you reach the top of the mountain.
Due to the more technical riding skills required on this Keystone, Colorado snowmobile tour, usually only single riders are allowed on this tour. However, we will sometimes allow experienced drivers to take a passenger. This is decided on a case-by-case basis, so call us for more information if you’re interested in this option.
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Keystone Colorado Snowmobile Tour for Experienced Riders
Want to hear a recipe for fun and the experience of a lifetime? Take one part of breathtaking scenery, add you and your family or friends, then combine that with the heart-pounding thrill of snowmobiling up the Rocky Mountains. Our Intermediate Tour will give you all of that and more!
This highly-customizable tour offers the best of everything High Country Tours has to offer: trails through alpine forests, mining ghost towns, fresh powder, and exciting terrain! As you climb above the treeline and explore your surroundings, you’ll be surrounded by some of the tallest peaks to be found in the world.
This area is part of the Leadville Historic Mining District, so you will also get a bird’s-eye view of Colorado’s history of precious metals mining. If you look closely, you might find abandoned mines, ghost towns, and piles of mine tailings that shape the surrounding landscape.
Who Can Ride?
Beginners are still welcome on this tour, so if you can learn to ride fairly quickly, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy these mountains like a pro!
Drivers must be at least 14 years old, with a driving learner’s permit. Adults eighteen or over need to have a valid driver’s license. This tour is typically limited to drivers only, as the two types of snowmobiles we normally offer are not configured for passengers. We do offer limited exceptions on a case-by-case basis, so give us call if you want to take a passenger on this tour. If you have kids or less experienced riders, check out our Family and Beginner Tours, which have great options for families.
Your Trail Ride is Customizable!
High Country Tours wants you to get exactly the Keystone, Colorado snowmobile adventure that you are looking for! So, talk your guide about your preferences. Want to spend your time exploring the mountain on your snowmobile? Your guide will introduce you to all the best trails! Into taking in as much scenery as possible and maybe take some jealousy-inducing pictures to show off? Your guide will show you all the most spectacular spots. Maybe you’d prefer to have guide just for your own party? We can make that happen too, so ask about our private tours. If you want ride fast, get off the trail, and spray some fresh powder, check out our Advanced Tours.
A Focus on Safety
The most important part of any adventure is getting back home safe and sound so you can tell everyone what a great time you had. Guides from High Country Tours will take the time to show you how to properly operate your snowmobile and then give you time to get used to driving before heading out. Every tour is “dry” because operating a snowmobile under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal and unsafe. Our guides will allow you to go at a pace that is comfortable for you, so never go faster than your comfort zone, or take on terrain that you don’t feel safe tackling. It’s ultimately up to you to handle the snowmobile safely.
A Bit About Trail Etiquette
Snowmobiling is a community activity and our tours operate under a special Bureau of Land Management permit, so respecting your fellow riders and the environment is extremely important.
Here are some common tips that will help keep you and everyone else safe:
- Keep to the right side of the trail
- Give trail groomers the right of way
- Reduce your speed when there is oncoming traffic
- Give uphill riders right of way when you are traveling downhill
- Slow down and give the right of way to any non-motorized traffic like hikers or skiers
- Always report illegal operation out on the trails
- Slow down when passing a parked snowmobile on the trail.
- Obey any posted speed limits and other trail signs
About Leadville, Colorado
In the United States, Leadville is actually the highest incorporated city and the second highest incorporated municipality. Nestled into the Rocky Mountains at elevation of 10,152 feet, this former silver mining town lies near the headwaters of the Arkansas River. Nearby is the Historic Leadville Mining District that contains many structures, mines, sites and artifacts from its mining era. In the late 1800s, Leadville was actually the second most populous city in Colorado.
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Top of the World Took my grandson to the top of Birdseye Gulch. It was absolutely amazing! He absolutely loved it, and so did I. William, our leader, is a real pro. He knows his stuff, and knows how to lead you on the ride of your life. Trip Advisor…read more→
Beautiful Back Country We went to the location which is south of Copper Mountain. We have been on other snowmobile tours in different states and this was the best ever!!!! No facilities just a port-o-potty but overall it was a great experience!! Trip Advisor Review
LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! BEST snowmobile tour EVER!! We have gone on a snowmobile tour before, but High Country Tours and Will, our tour guide, BY FAR THE BEST!!!! The trails we went on were exciting, adventurous and fun BUT our tour guide, Will, made it the coolest…read more→
Nice Adventure off the beaten path We had a great time snowmobiling. It had some awesome scenic views and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. The safety session before the ride was informative but did make us a little nervous as you would be responsible for any damages.…read more→
Snowmobile Mountain Top Tour Went on a tour with my buddies. We took the Mountain Top Tour out of the Birdseye Outpost. We were worried about the warm weather, but there was nothing to worry about. Tour was awesome! Machines were great, and William our guide was phenomenal. Great information,…read more→
As good as it gets! Took a few snowmobiling tours while in Breckenridge for Spring Break. This was by far our favorite as far as value and experience. But then you throw in the "Extreme" tubing that was included (with Spencer) and it just went over the top! Can't wait…read more→
Birdseye Outpost Mountain Action Tour This is our second experience with High Country Tours. We met our guide William at the Birdseye Outpost near Leadville. William is a very personable guide with a wealth of information about the area. We had a wonderful, scenic and exciting two hour tour. High…read more→
Great mountain top adventure We booked the Mountain Top Action tour and chose the action tour since we were all adults and wanted to go above the tree line. We chose the more expensive snowmobile (only $10 more). We requested to be picked up since we were staying in Breckenridge…read more→
Amazing adventure - we were wide open! Took a mountain top action tour today with William - it's hard to impress two 16 year old boys but this was over the top. Breathtaking scenery, "off road advanced add-on where William took us to places we couldn't possibly get on our…read more→
If I could give 6 points I would! This was a first time on snowmobiles for my wife and me and we took the "Mountain Top Action Tour" which was higher paced. The snowmobiles were in excellent condition and the guide (Spencer) did a great job estimating our level of…read more→