Located in the Vail area, and boasting 55,000 acres of their own terrain, Nova Guides is the mountains’ premier operator for ATVs in the summer and snowmobiles in the winter. With a 6,000-square-foot lodge and grill on site, as well as archery, fishing, and paintball, a trip to Nova Guides is sure to keep you smiling.

Offering guided and unguided ATV and side-by-side tours as well as jeep tours, they have plenty of options for the experienced rider and the first timer alike. And because your destination is their land, located on the old WW2 training ground of Camp Hale, 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 operating, 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 and meadows or the top of the Continental Divide at 12,500 feet, the views are sure to take your breath away.

Start your adventure today by contacting your Activities Desk!

With the warm weather quickly approaching, it’s time to step outside off the slopes and enjoy the amazing fly fishing here in Summit County, Colorado! Summit County, Colorado and its surrounding areas offer some of the best fly fishing in the United States allowing for first timers to hook up with their first fish while […]

Breckenridge and greater Summit County have a seemingly endless trail system to enjoy all year round.  The winter has ended and the snow is melting, which is clearing up beautiful options for the whole family to enjoy! Some of the lower elevations in Summit County, like Frisco and Silverthorne, dry up much quicker than Breckenridge, so it’s a good time of year to head in that direction.

The Frisco Peninsula has a gorgeous and mellow trail system that loops around the beach along Dillon Reservoir with gorgeous views of the Ten Mile Range, Buffalo Mountain and beyond.

Silverthorne offers a short and unique little hike to Lily Pad Lakes at the base of Buffalo Mountain, with a short hike through the forest to a grouping of lily-pad-laden lakes with views of Frisco and the Ten Mile Range in the distance.

Breckenridge also has some amazing options to get out into the wilderness (even though it might still be a little muddy in spots). Boreas Pass offers an extensive trail system that’s chock-full of mining history and endless views. Follow the road four miles to Baker Tank to see a restored water tank used to fill steam-powered trains and soak in the views of the Ten Mile Range, Mount Baldy and Red Mountain.

Iowa Hill is a pleasant hike through the forest to an old mining camp filled with relics and featuring a fully intact miner’s cabin. You can also travel south on Hwy 9, approximately seven miles, to the summit of Hoosier Pass, for a three-mile loop trail with top of the world views of 14,000-feet peaks.

Please contact your Activities Coordinators for more information on these trails, as well as information on guided hikes led by the Activities staff and the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance.

Looking to channel your inner Gordon Ramsey? Then make sure to sign up for one of the many amazing Colorado Mountain College (CMC) cooking classes. You will chop, sauté, puree and mince like a professional after a few hours in the classroom. Each class has a theme, so it is important to pick a class […]

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Families vacationing in Breckenridge love the old-fashioned atmosphere of the Two Below Chuck Wagon Dinner and Wild West Show! Take a buckboard wagon to the summer camp above the stunning Lake Dillon for an evening of county games, barbecue dinner, and a fun-filled Wild West Show that will keep the whole family entertained.

The adventure starts by taking the draft mule team-drawn wagons through the gorgeous Rocky Mountain scenery to the campsite. Gather the family for cowboy golf, cornhole toss, horseshoes, and ropin’, while eating homemade biscuits and honey. Once the final touches are put on the barbecue, everyone will join in for a delicious meal of smoked BBQ beef brisket and BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, muffins, beans and apple cobbler for dessert.

The highlight of many visitors’ vacations is the Wild West Show by the Jackman Brothers. As “the Sheriff” and “Dirty Dog”, Bryce and JC Jackman delight the audience with their comedic antics and stunts. The whole family will have a rip-roaring good time – especially if you are pulled on stage!

The Chuck Wagon Dinner takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5 p.m. Trust us, it’s something you don’t want to miss! Contact your Activities department to reserve a spot today!

For more information on the Chuck Wagon Dinner and Wild West Show go here.

Located at the top of Boreas Pass this is a trail with views for days. While not the best marked, this is a perfect trail for those seeking a little adventure. With wildflowers and tree stumps covering the hillsides, this is a stunning trail. We hiked this later in the night, but would recommend it at […]