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.
THE FIRST ADVENTURE ON THIS COMBO IS ATWO-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. This tour includes Box Lunches from a local restaurant for guest and guide. Ride from Base Camp at 10,000’ to snowy alpine meadows at altitudes of 12,000’ and higher in the shadow of the Great Continental Divide. Ride and play on the windy tundra high on the slopes of Mount Arkansas, almost a “Fourteener” at 13,750’. Follow your guide on his favorite routes to remote areas of this rugged landscape, all PRIVATE Land owned by White Mountain and not accessible to the Public. This is the true Colorado back country. This tour includes a $70 per person gratuity for the guide.
$375 Per Driver
No Prior Snowmobiling Experience is required for this tour. Single Riders Only
Tour Times: 9:00 a.m
No Transportation is available for this tour.
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 and van drivers are greatly appreciated.
*A standard liability waiver must be signed before participating in any activity.