Idaho Springs, CO
June - October. Daily tour times are typically 8:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 2:00 PM
- Professional guides with local knowledge of terrain
- All skill levels, families, and groups welcome
- Tour backcountry trails through lush forests and over the Continental Divide
- Choose from easy, moderate, and difficult terrain
- This is a great experience for locals and tourists alike
Your experienced guide will lead you through an incredible trail system surrounded by 14,000 foot peaks, mountain lakes, rivers, and streams that will seduce your soul.
Stop along the way for beautiful views and photo opportunities along some of Colorado's most scenic and famous trails in Arapaho National Forest. Your knowledgeable guide will point out historic landmarks and possible wildlife sightings throughout the trip.
Experience this unique blend of fun and adventure as you enjoy exhilarating ATV riding, scenic lookouts, and beautiful destinations.
You will decide with your tour guide which trail option is best for you, the day of your scheduled experience. Possible trail options for the 2-hour or half day tours are as follows:
Jones Pass - Continental Divide (12,453 ft)
Jones Pass is an easy 4-wheeling off-road trail just 10 minutes outside of Empire, Colorado. This trail offers impressive views of alpine tundra on the top of the Continental Divide. This is a short, very enjoyable trip for families and beginners.
Saxon Mountain (Lamartine and Molly Brown Mine; 11,546 ft)
The Saxon Mountain/Lamartine Loop is a Mix of Easy and Moderate off road ATV trails. This trail offers the most mining history of the guided ATV tours.
Kingston Peak/Yankee Hill (St. Mary's Glacier; 11,500 ft)
This trail is very impressive with amazing panoramic views of St. Mary's Glacier, the Continental Divide, Mt. Evans, Rocky Mountain National Park, and more.
Bill Moore Lake/Empire Loop (11,500ft)
This is a difficult and bumpy route to the Bill Moore Alpine Lake which is at the bottom of the Continental Divide. The loop also goes by the Conqueror Mine and the "Empire Hilton." This is a great tour if you're looking for rugged terrain.
Participants must be at least 16 to drive and 24 to carry a passenger. Ages 6 - 15 can ride as a passenger. Passengers must be under 100lbs.
Pricing includes: automatic quad, experienced guide, helmet, water, gloves, gas, safety training and handling procedures.
Gratuity is not included and is customary. Recommended gratuity is 15%.
Please call Cloud 9 Living for pricing options not listed.
2-hour, 3-hour and 4-hour tour options
You will be accompanied by other tour participants, with a maximum of 8 per tour.
This experience is only for those on the tour.
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What to Wear:
Wear clothing appropriate for weather conditions. Long pants recommended. No open toed shoes.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, any cancellations or rescheduling must be done with 1 week advance notice. Failure to appear on your booked date or cancel and rebook at least 1 week prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your Experience.
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