The Rocky Mountain Challenge
THE FIRST ADVENTURE ON THIS CHALLENGE IS A TWO-HOUR PERFORMANCE SNOWMOBILE TOUR AT THE TURQUOISE LAKE RIDING AREA: Arrive at the Turquoise Lake parking lot at 8:30 a.m. at 1668 County Road 99 (Grand West Drive). Includes guide gratuities.
The Combo Tours below cannot be booked online.
CALL: 719-486-7354 OR 970-668-5323 to book these tours
Tour is from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Helmets are mandatory and provided, we do not use full face helmets. Wear warm winter clothing, (ski wear is appropriate), insulated waterproof boots, gloves, scarf or neck gator, goggles or sunglasses for eye protection. We are unable to provide clothing so guests arriving without appropriate gear cannot participate.
After the paperwork is completed and you are all geared up, your guide will introduce you to your snowmobile for a safety briefing before beginning your tour. Enjoy 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. 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 RIDE 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 3:00 Performance Tour in the afternoon with arrival at 2:30.
Take a break and explore 70 blocks of colorful Victorian Buildings in Leadville, just a few minutes from the parking lot. Numerous restaurants and historic Saloons along Harrison Avenue are ready to serve a great lunch. Visit interesting antique stores, the Rock Shop, the National Mining Hall of Fame Museum or take a tour of Baby Doe’s Matchless Mine or the Hopemore Underground Mine. Leadville was voted a winner as Best Historic Small Town in the 2020 USA Today Travel Award Contest.
ARRIVE AT 2:30 p.m. at WHITE MOUNTAIN’S MAIN BASE CAMP FOR YOUR SECOND SNOWMOBILE TOUR OF THE DAY. ADDRESS IS 6492 HIGHWAY 91, LEADVILLE, CO. 80461. It’s 6 miles north of Leadville on Highway 91. LOOK FOR THE 100′ TOWER IN THE PARKING LOT, REUNITE WITH YOUR GUIDE IN THE RED BUILDING
This PERFORMANCE TOUR rides on White Mountain’s private property high on the slopes of Mount Arkansas, almost a fourteener at 13,750′. Travel through pine and aspen forests and old gold mining areas. Enjoy panoramic views from our Yurt deck then ride up to THE TOP OF THE WORLD, in open snowy bowls and alpine meadows, in the shadow of the GREAT DIVIDE 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.
$480 Per Driver
No Prior Snowmobiling Experience is required for this tour. Single Riders Only
Morning Performance Tour Time: 9:00 a.m. Arrive 8:30 at 1668 Co. Road 99, Leadville, Co 80461 – Lunch Break from 11:30 until 2:00, Afternoon Tour arrival at 2:30 p.m. at 6492 Highway 91, Leadville, Co. 80461. Tour from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Restrictions and things to consider because of COVID.
WE WILL NO LONGER PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION FROM ANY LOCATION.
Helmets are provided. Ski helmets are not appropriate.
WE WILL NO LONGER PROVIDE SUITS, BOOTS OR GOGGLES. Guests must arrive in warm and appropriate winter clothing including jackets, pants, gloves, scarves, goggles or sunglasses. Please bring a scarf, facemasks or neck gator. Arrive properly dressed or you will be unable to participate.
Pregnant women cannot participate.
A credit card is required at check-in to be used in the rare event of damage. We accept all major credit cards.
White Mountain has a 48-hour cancellation policy: A total refund can only be given if we are notified 48 hours in advance of the tour date. Refunds will not be given for people who do not show up on the day of the tour. If 4 people are booked and only three people come, we will not refund for the “no show person”. All reservations must be booked and paid in advance.
*A standard liability waiver must be signed before participating in any activity.