Explore the Rocky Mountains on a different kind of adventure with Nova Guides! Choose between jeeps, ATVs, or side-by-sides for your next activity.

Located in the Vail area and boasting 55,000 acres of their own terrain, Nova Guides is the mountains’ premier operator of ATVs in the summer and snowmobiles in the winter. Offering guided and unguided ATV and side-by-side tours, as well as jeep tours, Nova has plenty of options for experienced riders and first-timers alike. And because your destination is their land, located on the old WW2 Camp Hale training ground, you will get a taste of history, the comfort of knowing you are on maintained trails and the best guides in the business.

Over their 33 years of operation, Nova Guides has acquired special permits that allow them to operate in the White River National Forest, giving them access to some of the most scenic spots in the area. Ranging from waterfalls to meadows to the top of the Continental Divide at 12,500 feet, the views are sure to take your breath away.

Jeep Tours

Jeep tours are a great way to tour Colorado, with stunning views of alpine meadows, mountain ranges and wildflowers. Tours are offered in the morning, afternoon and even during sunset! Lunch or snacks are provided as well.

Morning Jeep Tours with Lunch:

  • 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Afternoon Jeep Tours with Snack:

  • 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunset Jeep Tours with Snack:

  • 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

ATV Tours

ATV tours are a great alternative to the Jeep tours, and no previous riding experience is necessary! The professional guides will give you safety and operation lessons before they send you on your way. All guided ATV tours are two hours on the trail. If you have previous ATV experience or are just looking to take in the views by yourself, Nova Guide also provides ATV rentals! You will receive a safety orientation and operating instructions before you set out to explore the trails on your own.

ATV Morning Lunch Tour and ATV Mid-Day Lunch Tour:

  • 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Those 16 years and older can drive.
  • Passengers must be five years of age or older.

ATV Afternoon Tour:

  • 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Those 16 years and older can drive.
  • Passengers must be five years of age or older.

ATV Rental:

  • Two hours
  • Three hours
  • Four hours

RZR Tours

Enjoy zipping around on 55,000 acres of permitted terrain in a new Polaris RZR two- or four-seater. Ride through miles of aspens and high alpine terrain, capping out at 12,500 feet, surrounded by four different mountain ranges. Enjoy all these sites with a guide or rent your own Razor for the day.

RZR Morning and Mid-Day Lunch Tours:

  • 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Those 16 years and older can drive.
  • Passengers must be five years of age or older.

RZR Afternoon Tour:

  • 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Those 16 years and older can drive.
  • Passengers must be five years of age or older.

RZR Rental:

  • Two-hour
  • Three-hour
  • Four-hour

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