Vail is home to some of the most gorgeous mountain ranges in Colorado, and what better way to explore them than on a Jeep or ATV tour! The breathtaking scenery alone is 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 adventure.

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 scenic, smoother 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 historic facts or capture the perfect photo of this unforgettable trip. Whatever your interests are, your guide will cater the tour towards your requests.

Options include 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. Need some advice on which tours to take? Just ask!

Side-by-Side & ATV Tours

What’s 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 4 seats per side-by-side, this is a great activity for families.

If a traditional single or double ATV is more your style, Vail’s got that, too. Just like the side-by-sides, ATV’s 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 fauan, 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

  • It is recommended to wear closed-toed shoes, bring a light waterproof jacket, additional warm layers, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, 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, and include full-day, half-day and 2-hour tour options.