Hey, adventure junkies! Jonathan here! If you’re a fan of snow, thrill, and the wind rushing past you, you’re in the right spot! Growing up in Colorado, I’ve been navigating the snowy terrains on a snowmobile for as long as I can remember. And now, through this blog, I want to share my love and expertise on the subject with all of you!
Top Snowmobile Destinations in Colorado
There’s no shortage of epic places to rip it up in Colorado. From the serene backcountry to the bustling trails near the resorts, here’s my roundup of the absolute best:
1. Rabbit Ears Pass/Steamboat Springs
Starting off with a childhood favorite! Steamboat Springs offers not only amazing resort experiences but also some top-notch snowmobiling. And, Rabbit Ears Pass? Just pure magic! With deep snow and mesmerizing aspen groves, you’ll be in for a treat! Oh, and after an exhilarating day, don’t forget to soak at the Strawberry Hot Springs.
2. Vail Pass
Boasting a massive 55,000 acres and 119 miles of trails, the Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area is a winter wonderland. Do note, it gets crowded on weekends, so a weekday visit might be more tranquil. Plus, it’s conveniently located right by Interstate 70!
3. Grand Lake
Imagine a town where you spot more snowmobiles than cars in winter – that’s Grand Lake for you! A perfect family destination with breathtaking views of the Continental Divide and tons of trails. And after a chilly ride, warm-up in the town’s cozy eateries!
4. Wolf Creek Pass/Pagosa Springs
For those seeking some untouched terrains, Wolf Creek Pass is your hidden gem. Snow aplenty and marvelous trails await in this snow paradise. And, after a day in the snow, the Springs Resort and Spa in Pagosa Springs is where you’d want to be.
Apart from being a ski hotspot, Breckenridge offers some exhilarating snowmobile trails in the White River National Forest. With splendid views and heaps of snow, it’s a must-visit! And if you’re new, consider a guided tour for the best experience.
6. Jones Pass
Last but not least, Jones Pass. An under-the-radar spot I’ve cherished since childhood. It’s a haven for snowmobile skiing enthusiasts with untouched powder lines. Just remember, safety first, especially in avalanche-prone areas.
|Rabbit Ears Pass/Steamboat Springs
|Resort vibe with top-notch snowmobiling
|Soak at Strawberry Hot Springs
|55,000 acres & 119 miles of trails
|Visit on a weekday
|More snowmobiles than cars in winter
|Dine in cozy eateries
|Wolf Creek Pass/Pagosa Springs
|Untouched terrains & lots of snow
|Relax at Springs Resort and Spa
|Trails in the White River National Forest
|Consider a guided tour
|Under-the-radar snow paradise
|Always prioritize safety