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Nova Guides, Red Cliff

#14 of 164 in Wildlife in Colorado
Nova Guides has been Vail’s premier year-round outdoor recreation company for over 33 years; serving Colorado's Vail, Beaver Creek, Avon, Copper Mountain, Frisco, Keystone, Breckenridge, and Leadville. Locally owned and operated, Nova Guides and our professional staff are committed to providing our guests with outstanding customer service and memories to last a lifetime. Summer activities offered include ATV tours and rentals, Side-by-Side tours and rentals, Jeep tours, private water fly fishing, beginner archery, paintball, teambuilding, corporate events, wedding venue, and more!

Operating under special permits in and around the White River National Forest, our access to remote and scenic areas is unsurpassed by any other outfitter. This expansive territory gives us tremendous versatility and the flexibility to customize any trip to meet our guests’ abilities and personal preferences. Our winter trail system is 55,000 acres, that is 10x the size of Vail Mountain.

What sets us apart from other outfitters is our facilities at Camp Hale. Boasting a 6,000 square foot lodge and our own signature restaurant, McAllister’s Grill, we are able to offer lunch along with our morning snowmobile and snowcoach tours. We can also provide buffet or family style dinner options for larger groups.

We are nestled in the Pando Valley, surrounded by majestic mountain peaks and a rich cultural history. In the heart of the Pando valley is Camp Hale, former training grounds of the 10th Mountain Division. We also offer rental cabins onsite, with extraordinary views and access to trails just steps out your front door.

Our qualified, year-round guides are ready to give you the experience of a lifetime. Whether you are riding a snowmobile for the first time, enjoying the spectacular views from our heated and enclosed snowcoach, or charging through powder fields on a high performance snowmobile tour, our

professional guides are sure to provide a safe and extraordinary experience that you’ll never forget!

Call us today and set up your Colorado adventures!
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  • Located about 30 minutes off of I-70, Nova Guides ranch is the perfect jumping off point for a day of adventure. The drive to their place is beautiful, and once you pull into the drive, the fun...  more »
  • We rented ATVs for two hours in early June. The place was easy to find coming from Beaver Creek, and the experience was great from start to finish. The staff was very professional, customer service...  more »
  • We had the best time snowmobiling on a guided tour with Nova Guides! My husband and I rented separate snowmobiles for the Top of the Rockies Tour so we could both drive, and man was it worth it!! They took us to what felt like the top of the world, guided us around a few of the groomed trails and at the end, let us loose to do a few laps in an open area before heading back. Best. Day. Ever! Highly recommend!
  • My daughters and I took a tour two weekends ago and for the most part we had a good time. The route was very pretty, guide very helpful and friendly, and the snowmobiles were in great condition. I would give a 5 star rating except for the fact that we had to wait for part of the group who was late in arriving. Our reservation was at 9. We got up early and made sure to arrive by 8:45 so that we would be on time. There were other people in the group who arrived on time like we did. Then we all ended up having to wait for some other people who were late and we finally departed around 9:40. I had planned to be leaving by 11 as indicated on their schedule but really it was almost noon until we were done. We had plans to meet people for lunch and also for the rest of the day and everything had to get moved back due to the delay. So I know it's tricky because they have one guide for the group, but I don't feel it's fair to hold up people who arrive on time to wait for those who cannot be bothered to make the effort to arrive when they are supposed to. Or if it's going to be like that, then some notice needs to be provided on the website so we know we might have to wait for slackers (in which case I would have slept in too).
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