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Snowmobile Activities

Challenge the Out-back with an exciting Snowmobile experience.  Sure, skiing is fun, but 'this' is something else entirely.  Choose from a variety of options.

Snowmobile Activities

Challenge the Out-back with an exciting Snowmobile experience.  Sure, skiing is fun, but 'this' is something else entirely.  Choose from a variety of options.

Snowmobile Tours

Take a half-day guided snowmobile tour into the remote and pristine outback surrounding Telluride. Ride through forests and between mountain peaks and have opportunities to view the wildlife.

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Snowmobiling in the San Juans

A great many snowmobilers in the San Juans head for the Gunnison and Crested Butte areas that are well known for great snow accumulation, soft powder and huge snowmobile trail networks. These snowmobile-friendly areas are full of groomed trails that work extremely well for amateurs, experts and everyone in between. Snowmobilers usually will share these trails with XC skiers and snowshoers, many of whom already know about groomed and other trails in these areas with names unknown many visitors. For example, Splains Gulch Snow Trail (4.4 miles long), Lake Irwin and Lost Lake in the Gunnison National Forest that offer plenty of deep powder snow and tend to challenge snowmobiler’s skills and sometimes push them to their limits. Kebler Pass is another snowmobiler favorite in the Gunnison-Crested Butte area. Groomed trails extend from Kebler Pass Snow Trail to Lost Lake and over Ohio Pass covering dozens of miles of packed snow. During periods of heavy snow, roads and tracks can get buried very fast and riding opportunities tend to disappear.

Snowmobiling in both the Crested Butte and Taylor Park areas offer many opportunities to explore the Grand Mesa National Forest and have great snowmobiling adventures. It takes planning and maps to find and take advantage of even the main trails. Five of these trails from Crested Butte are especially rewarding. Besides Carbon Creek Trail to Carbon Peak, on the way to Kebler Pass Emmons Road goes to beautiful Lake Irwin

The Greater Gunnison Area is packed with excellent snowmobile trails in the vicinity of mountain towns that might not be on the bucket lists of visitors to the San Juans. This is half the fun of snowmobiling which brings people to off-the-beaten-track mountain towns like Almont, Pitkin, Ohio City, Parlin, Sargents and Waunita Hot Springs where many snowmobile trails start. will welcome you to the area and provide, shopping, lodging, dinning, snowmobile rentals and tours. With all of these great wintertime opportunities, the Gunnison area is on the bucket list for winter fun. Snowmobile trails include: Ohio Creek, Carbon Creek, Lost Canyon, Black Sage Pass, and others. Worthy of special note, the Hartman Rock Trail passes through the Hartman Rock Recreation Area and takes advantage of the granite ridge and its miles of groomed trails. Lost Canyon Trail travels on a ridge that opens great views of surrounding mountains.

South of Gunnison and 60 miles east of Durango Wolf Creek/Pagosa Springs probably see more powder falling than anywhere else in Colorado, and the trail system for snowmobiles and other winter sports reaches deep into the wild and rugged San Juan Mountains. Trails start near Pagosa Springs at about 7,100' and can rise up to about 10,900'. Snowmobiling in the Pagosa Springs area includes steep climbs on a well-cared-for trail system to various mountain peaks including Bear Mountain, Eagle Mountain, Blackhead Peak, and Wolf Creek Pass. In the mountains around Pagosa Springs surrounded by large meadows views possibly include a herd of Elk that roam this area, turkeys, deer, bobcat, coyote, fox, bear, and cougar or at least their tracks.

About 45 miles northeast of Pagosa Springs, South Fork is home to 255 miles of groomed trails, sprawling meadows, steep climbs and scenic 12,000-foot vistas. About 25 miles to the southeast, fishermen know the Rio Grande River for its trophy trout fishing and snowmobilers know the Rio Grande area for its over 250 miles of maintained and groomed snowmobile trails through the Rio Grande National Forest. Often not on the lists of visiting snowmobilers, trails in the area include: the Del Norte Peak Trail starts at Hwy 160 (8,250-ft.) and travels south connecting to the Beaver Creek Trail (12,400-ft.); the Fox Mountain Trail where the top (11,530-ft.) offers large meadows for riding and great views; and the Big Meadows Trail running about 12 miles up to Metroz Mountain (11,600-ft.).

Lastly but certainly not least, snowmobiling east of Ridgway to Vista Point leads to Uncompahgre National Forest and then east to the Owl Creek Pass Trail, then north to Silver Jack Reservoir and Cimmaron river. The Owl Creek Pass trail takes riders up 10,114 feet into the peaks to enjoy breathtaking mountain views and scenery. Numerous ungroomed side trails can take riders into the Cimarron Forks area plenty of high-country meadows. Nestled in the mountains near Montrose and Cimarron, the Little Cimarron Trail starts off as an easy groomed ride for the first 12 miles and then becomes an ungroomed climb up Firebox Creek to open meadows at over 11,000 feet. Between Ridgway and Montrose, near the Uncompahgre National Forest, groomed and ungroomed snowmobile trails stretch for miles. Three different access trails lead to Divide Road which offers 31 miles of groomed riding, 40 miles of ungroomed riding and numerous side trails. Getting to Divide Road takes a bit of navigating from Montrose but it’s well worth it. Several miles of groomed Elk Mountain trail connect with Divide Road.

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