Adventurous souls are required–but experience riding is not
Departure Times: 9:00am, 12:00pm and 3:00pm
Tour Length: Two hour and three hour options
Transportation to Tour Location: Temporarily UNAVAILABLE due to covid-19
Meeting Location: Birdseye Outpost
Gear: all guests must arrive wearing clothing that is appropriate for this cold weather, outdoor activity!
- DOT-approved helmets WILL be provided (required).
- Snowsuits and boots are NOT provided.
- We will have goggles for rent AND gloves for sale on a limited basis at each outpost.
*MUST BE AT LEAST 14 YEARS OLD WITH A LEARNERS PERMIT TO DRIVE A SNOWMOBILE
To check availability and arrange pick up, you must call us 48-72 hours BEFORE your tour time. (NOT available during Christmas Season – Dec 20-Jan 7.)
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You have two options for length on this guided tour: approximately two or three hours. We take off from BIRDSEYE OUTPOST, about 16 miles South of Copper Mountain Resort. It’s situated at an altitude of about 10,000 feet, so get ready for some thin air that will take your breath away! A professional guide will demonstrate how to properly operate your snowmobile, and then you’ll head out to warm-up area to get comfortable with your machine and then head out to ascend Prospect Mountain. You’ll end up climbing to a height of over 12,600 feet!
The tour starts out on our easier trails so you’ll have plenty of time to gain confidence in your skills before you take on the steep climbs and more challenging trails around Prospect Mountain. Weather permitting, you’ll experience stunning views of the Continental Divide, the three tallest mountains in the Rockies, Leadville’s Historic Mining District, and several “14’ers” (mountains over 14,000 feet tall).
Typically, only single drivers are allowed on this tour because these trails require more technical riding skills. On a case-by-case basis, we do sometimes allow passengers behind experienced drivers If you’re interested in this option, give us a call and we’ll give you more information.
Breckenridge Family/Beginner and Advanced Guided Snowmobile Tours
If you have kids or riders without experience, be sure to check out the Family/Beginner tours. For these tours, we have snowmobiles available that can carry one or two passengers. There’s also a ¾ of a mile long oval open space where beginners can sharpen their riding chops, plus we allow kids under 70 pounds to run around on our kiddie snowmobiles. There’s no age requirement on these machines, so if they can control, they can zoom around to their absolute delight!
Still need more? There’s a 1,050 foot long tubing hill that you can add as an option. Your guide will tow you up the hill behind their machine and then you and your party can zip back down. It’s an absolute blast!
If you’re the type of person who feels a need for speed, take a look at our Advanced Tours. These tours focus on the thrill of plowing fresh powder, blasting up hills, and getting that adrenaline rush. The adventure of a lifetime is just a phone call away…book your tour now with Breckenridge Snowmobile Tours & Rentals!
About the Leadville Mining District
This district was once the most productive silver mining area in the state. Historically, it produced over 240 million troy ounces of silver, three million troy ounces of gold, 987 million tonnes of lead, 712 million tonnes of zinc, and 48 tonnes of copper.
Along the way, you’ll also experience breathtaking views and photo opportunities of the Sawatch Mountain Range, the Collegiate Peaks (Named after Ivy League Schools). The three tallest mountains in the Rockies will be visible: Mount Elbert, Mount Massive and Mount Harvard as well as many other peaks that tower over 14,000 feet of elevation.
Interested in ghost towns? The tour will make a stop in Oro City in California Gulch. This town, settled during the Pike’s Peak gold rush, was the site of one of the richest placer (mining of alluvial deposits) gold strikes in Colorado’s history. The city reached a peak population of over ten thousand people in July of 1860 and produced an estimated 150,000 troy ounces of gold. The population dwindled rapidly once the mining rush was over, leaving only about 200 people only thirty years later.
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If I could give 6 points I would! This was a first time on snowmobiles for my wife and me and we took the "Mountain Top Action Tour" which was higher paced. The snowmobiles were in excellent condition and the guide (Spencer) did a great job estimating our level of…read more→
Amazing adventure - we were wide open! Took a mountain top action tour today with William - it's hard to impress two 16 year old boys but this was over the top. Breathtaking scenery, "off road advanced add-on where William took us to places we couldn't possibly get on our…read more→
Great mountain top adventure We booked the Mountain Top Action tour and chose the action tour since we were all adults and wanted to go above the tree line. We chose the more expensive snowmobile (only $10 more). We requested to be picked up since we were staying in Breckenridge…read more→
Birdseye Outpost Mountain Action Tour This is our second experience with High Country Tours. We met our guide William at the Birdseye Outpost near Leadville. William is a very personable guide with a wealth of information about the area. We had a wonderful, scenic and exciting two hour tour. High…read more→
As good as it gets! Took a few snowmobiling tours while in Breckenridge for Spring Break. This was by far our favorite as far as value and experience. But then you throw in the "Extreme" tubing that was included (with Spencer) and it just went over the top! Can't wait…read more→
Snowmobile Mountain Top Tour Went on a tour with my buddies. We took the Mountain Top Tour out of the Birdseye Outpost. We were worried about the warm weather, but there was nothing to worry about. Tour was awesome! Machines were great, and William our guide was phenomenal. Great information,…read more→
Nice Adventure off the beaten path We had a great time snowmobiling. It had some awesome scenic views and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. The safety session before the ride was informative but did make us a little nervous as you would be responsible for any damages.…read more→
LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! BEST snowmobile tour EVER!! We have gone on a snowmobile tour before, but High Country Tours and Will, our tour guide, BY FAR THE BEST!!!! The trails we went on were exciting, adventurous and fun BUT our tour guide, Will, made it the coolest…read more→
Beautiful Back Country We went to the location which is south of Copper Mountain. We have been on other snowmobile tours in different states and this was the best ever!!!! No facilities just a port-o-potty but overall it was a great experience!! Trip Advisor Review
Top of the World Took my grandson to the top of Birdseye Gulch. It was absolutely amazing! He absolutely loved it, and so did I. William, our leader, is a real pro. He knows his stuff, and knows how to lead you on the ride of your life. Trip Advisor…read more→