Endless meadows stocked with the deepest fluffiest powder. Mile after mile of corduroy covered groomed trails. Open bowls above tree line that offers unsurpassed views of the Continental Divide. Snowmobiling in Grand County Colorado offers all three options and much more, making it one of the top destinations for snowmobile riders in the country.
Snowmobiling is a great way to get into the backcountry to access some unparalleled views of the Colorado high country. Wildlife viewing is also possible and can be done safely and efficiently from a snowmobile. Snowmobiling is so popular in Grand Lake that the town has earned the rubric “Snowmobile Capital of Colorado”.
Winter Park and the Fraser Valley boasts hundreds of miles of trails, and visitors can either bring their own snowmobiles, or rent one from a snowmobile business operating in the county every winter. I often hear people talk more about their snowmobile experience as the highlight of their ski vacation, than the skiing itself!
I recommend Grand Adventures for your snowmobile rental needs. With three great locations to choose from, Grand Adventures has the best choice or snowmobile experience depending on your preference of location, guided or unguided tours. In my opinion, the best tour for someone new to the valley, is the 2-hour guided tour that takes you to the top of the Continental Divide. Tours top out at nearly 12,000 feet with views of the entire Winter Park Ski area and the Fraser Valley – perfect for the beginner to intermediate rider and families looking to experience Colorado’s back country on a snowmobile.
For history buffs, the tours follow the historic “Moffat” railroad route – the path of the old Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad that trains had to use up until 1927 when the tunnel through the mountains was completed.