[Grand Lake snowmobiling. Photo: CropShut] Many people think that the best way to enjoy a snowy weather is to stay at home and sit by the fireplace. For most adventure seekers though, conquering the backcountry trails and speeding through the woods with a snowmobile is the better option.
On The Trail Rentals is situated at Winding River Resort and is about 3 miles away from the Town of Grand Lake. It is the premier destination for guided snowmobile tours, ATV and UTV rentals, and the like. Everyone gets to enjoy the 130 miles of scenic trails and powdery snow. Snowmobile season is between November 26th thru April 1st, but still depends on the overall weather condition.
Snowmobile Tours in Grand Lake
Their 2-hour trail ride tour is intended for first time riders who prefer the company of a guide. The adventure begins from their base location, the Arapahoe National Forest. The rider will cover about 30 miles of powdery trails with elevations of up to 11,000 feet. Amazing views also await and are great for taking pictures.
Their 2-hour advanced tour on the other hand is intended for intermediate riders. They will be using a high performance snowmobile to traverse the approximately 40 miles of powdery trails, with elevations of up to 12,000 feet. Expect to be swept away by the fantastic high mountain views that will make you realize how astounding nature’s creations are.
The tour’s inclusions are a professional guide, snowmobile rental, snowmobile suit including the boots and helmet, a tank of fuel and a trail map.
ATV Rentals and Tours
There are a number of summer rentals available including: ATVs, Side by Sides, Slingshots, Mountain Bikes. The ATV season runs June 15th to September 30th. You can leave straight from On The Trails Rentals, located 3 miles south of town, so no need for a trailer.
All trips no matter the vehicle are unguided, so you’re free to rip of the backcountry however you see fit. There are 130 stunning miles of groomed trails throughout the Arapaho National Forest.
Address: 1447 County Rd 491, Grand Lake