Breckenridge Colorado Snowmobiling
Visitors who would like to experience more than just the slopes on their next Breckenridge, Colorado vacation should consider checking out a local snowmobiling tour. Breckenridge snowmobile adventures offer the opportunity to escape into the heart of the Colorado Rockies and surround yourself with stunning views while playing in the spectacular champagne powder that Colorado is famous for.
Local snowmobile tours travel as high as 12,500 feet atop of the Continental Divide, offering guests a new perspective on the spectacular mountain scenery that surrounds them. Every Breckenridge snowmobile tour starts off with an overview of your machine’s operation, followed by a brief ride to a practice area on wide, well-groomed trails. Here, guests are invited to better acquaint themselves with driving their snowmobiles before tackling the more challenging terrain that lies ahead.
After the practice session is complete, guides pair riding parties into smaller groups according to the pace of ride their members are seeking. The tour then begins to climb and weave through wooded terrain on a trail system that meets the wide open terrain of the Continental Divide. Upon leaving the timberline below, adventurous guests are invited to open up their throttles and bank turns off of the surrounding mountainsides, while those seeking a more relaxed ride can take it easy and appreciate the amphitheatre of 14,000 foot peaks towering above them.
As riding parties reach Chicago Ridge, located 12,500 feet above sea level on the Continental Divide, snowmobilers are invited to break for pictures with postcard-like scenery providing the backdrop. The tour then descends back into high alpine terrain below the ridge for some powder riding before re-connecting with a trail system that takes guests through towering spruce and lodgepole forests. Along the way, guides may offer the opportunity to break for hot chocolate at one of the historic miners’ cabins that remain intact along the lower elevations of Fremont Pass.
Snowmobile tours are an ideal non-ski activity for individual, families, friends and corporate retreats because unlike skiing and snowboarding, they require no previous experience for everyone to remain a part of the group. Tour guests will find complimentary transportation available from their Breckenridge lodging property to and from local snowmobile base camps. Helmets, snowsuits and boots are provided free of charge by local snowmobiling vendors. Guests are advised to bring their own eye protection, such as ski goggles or sunglasses and a waterproof pair of gloves or mittens.
Whether you’ve never ridden a snowmobile before, or you’re an experience rider looking to ride some of the highest terrain the Colorado Rockies have to offer, snowmobiling in Breckenridge is sure to be the highlight of any winter vacation to the area.
Ben Kelly is the owner of Breckenridge Snowmobiling and Summit Vacation Concierge and can provide expert advice on Breckenridge Ski Vacations, including Snowmobiling in Breckenridge, lodging, vacation packages, activities and travel services. He is a resident of Breckenridge, Colorado and enjoys snowmobiling, snowboarding, mountain biking and the Colorado backcountry.
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