The Rocky Mountain Challenge
THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE, 6 HOURS, TWO GUIDED SNOWMOBILE TOURS, TWO SPECTACULAR RIDING AREAS, INCLUDES LUNCH
The ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE may very well be your best day in the Colorado High Country. RIDE AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD AT ALTITUDES UP TO 12,500′ HIGH ON THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE.
BASE CAMP for White Mountain Snowmobile Tours and Top of the Rockies Zip Line is located at 6492 Highway 91, 13 miles south of Copper Mountain from Exit 195 on Interstate 70, approximately 45 minutes from all major ski areas and resorts, 7 miles north of the town of Leadville, and 2-1/2 hours from the Denver Metro Area. ARRIVE AT 8:30 a.m. and meet your guides in our Check-In Facility. There is plenty of room for parking. Our Private Property in this area is made up of old mining claims comprising about 2,500 acres at altitudes from 10,000 to 12,800′. We are nestled on the slopes of Mount Arkansas, almost a Fourteener at 13,795’.
Dress warm, ski apparel is appropriate, and help yourself to coveralls and boots – they are complimentary. Please bring gloves, goggles or sunglasses. We will also provide snowmobile helmets; ski helmets are not appropriate.
THE FIRST ADVENTURE ON THIS COMBO IS A TWO-HOUR SNOWMOBILE TOUR AT THE TURQUOISE LAKE RIDING AREA:
After the paperwork is completed and you are all geared up, your guide will shuttle you about 10 minutes away to our satellite base at Turquoise Lake for the first ride. In the summer, the Turquoise Lake Recreation area is enjoyed by campers, boaters, fishermen and hikers but in winter the county road and all trails are blocked off to cars and other traffic and the area is restricted to winter activities. There are more than 25 miles of groomed trails including a 15-mile loop that climbs up from 10,000′ to about 11,300′. We also ride in the meadows, past Campgrounds like The Baby Doe, and on private areas like Rancho Escondido. Our top-of-the-line fleet of Polaris 550s and four-stroke Ski Doo’s (G.T.Le 900s) is ready to take you on an amazing tour of the area after time for practice time in one of the snowy meadows. This area provides incredible photo opportunities as Mount Massive and Mount Elbert border the area, their lofty peaks soaring up to 14,000′ feet, just across the lake. This two-hour tour is for single riders only and the roads and trails will give you the confidence to feel comfortable on the snowmobile and ready for the higher altitudes and steep climbs on the Performance Tour coming next.
AFTER LUNCH, THE SECOND PART OF THIS ADVENTURE IS A TWO-HOUR PERFORMANCE SNOWMOBILE TOUR:
After your Turquoise adventure, return to Base Camp with your guide. Relax, warm up. Hot chocolate, coffee, water and other beverages are complimentary in our check-in building. Now you will be assigned to a frisky Polaris 550, perfect for climbing the steep winding trails up the mountain, through pine and aspen forests and old gold mining areas. At 11,200 feet, you will stop at a cozy Yurt for a box lunch and hot soup from a local restaurant. Enjoy the panoramic views from the deck, and GET READY TO RIDE, up to THE TOP OF THE WORLD, in open snowy bowls and alpine meadows, in the shadow of the GREAT DIVIDE, out on the windy tundra, at altitudes up to 12,500′. Ride and play, following your guide on his favorite trails to remote areas of this rugged land. This is the true Colorado Back-Country.
$400 Per Driver
No Prior Snowmobiling Experience is required for this tour. Single Riders Only
Includes Gratuity of $75 for guide and Box Lunches for Guest and Guide
Tour Times: 9:00 a.m
Guests driving to our Base Camp for Check-in must arrive 30 minutes prior to tour time.
Gear Provided, What to Wear & Things to Consider
Helmets are provided. Ski helmets are not appropriate.
Dress in layers. Complimentary coveralls and boots are available if needed but warm personal winter apparel is appropriate and recommended.
Bring gloves, goggles or sunglasses. It’s ok to wear facemasks or neck gators.
Children under 4 may not participate. Pregnant ladies cannot ride.
A credit card is required at check-in to be used in the rare event of damage. We accept all major credit cards or cash as payment.
White Mountain has a 48 hour cancellation policy.
Gratuities for guides are greatly appreciated.
*A standard liability waiver must be signed before participating in any activity.