Vail is home to stunning mountain ranges in Colorado, and what better way to explore them than on a Jeep or ATV tour! The breathtaking scenery alone is a reason to go. Whether you’re experienced or not, Vail has options for all levels and ages. Here’s everything you need to know when planning your Vail Jeep and side-by-side ATV tours.  

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Embark on an Off-Road Jeep & ATV Adventure

Jeep Tours at Adventure Ridge on Vail Mountain, Colorado.

Scenic Jeep Tours 

There are many different outfitters for Jeep tours around the Vail Valley, but we can promise you this – everyone will be smiling from ear to ear by the end of this adventure!  

Maybe you’re interested in a slower scenic ride, or maybe you want a wilder, more intense adventure through the mountains. You might be interested in seeing wildlife or wildflowers. Perhaps you’d like to learn some fascinating historic facts or capture the perfect photo of this unforgettable trip. Whatever your interests are, your guide will cater the tour to your requests. 

Choose between full-day tours, which include lunch, or half-day tours that are just as fun. From mild to advanced, there’s a Jeep tour out there to accommodate everyone’s expectations. Our favorite outfitter is Timberline Tours 

If you need more advice on which tours to take, feel free to ask. Our local expert staff is more than happy to provide recommendations.  

Side-by-Side & ATV Tours 

What is a side-by-side? Well, it’s a multi-seat ATV that you and your family can enjoy together. This can only mean one thing… fun for everyone!  

Whether you want to rent your own side-by-side machine for an unguided trip, or you’d rather have a guide show you the ropes, Vail’s many outfitters have all sorts of options. Since the machines are equipped with up to four seats per side-by-side, this is a great activity for families. 

If a traditional single or double ATV is more your style, that is available, too. Just like the side-by-sides, ATVs are available to rent on your own or through a guided tour. During a tour, you can expect your guides to point out historic areas, flora and fauna, as well as some of the most beautiful scenery in Colorado, so don’t forget a camera! Some tours include lunch. The outfitters we recommend include Nova Guides and Sage Outdoor Adventures. 

Useful Tips to Consider When Planning for a Tour  

  • Wear closed-toed shoes. 
  • Bring a light waterproof jacket, additional warm layers, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a water bottle, and a camera. Remember, it will be cooler at higher elevations. 
  • Helmets will be provided for your safety on ATV and Side-by-Side tours. 
  • Transportation to the outfitter is usually included for tours. It may not be included for unguided rentals. 
  • Tour times are available morning, mid-day, and afternoon, including full-day, half-day, and 2-hour tour options. 

Make Lodge at Lionshead Your Basecamp During Your Vail Stay  

spring flowers picnic lalhAre you excited to embark on a Jeep or Side-by-Side ATV tour? Make the most of your Vail vacation in between adventures when you choose to stay in elegant accommodations at Lodge at Lionshead. Our luxurious lofts and condos set the scene for an unforgettable getaway. Premier features ensure that you have all the comforts of home and the pampering amenities of a boutique lodging experience all wrapped in one. Feel free to contact our staff for help in selecting the perfect space for your vacation.  

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