Tours by UTV--Utility All Terrain Vehicle
Colorado Scenic Mountain UTV ToursPolaris Ranger 'CREW' UTV--Utility All Terrain Vehicle
Ranger Crew is similar to a Jeep but combines the agility and fun of an ATV. The 'CREW' can go on all of our trails with or without the ATV's. With the addition of the 'Crew' we can now take up to 5 adults on ATV's and 5 adults or children in the 'Crew'. Now the whole family can experience the untamed back country of the Rocky Mountains.
Advantage of the 'CREW' is our professional guide is driving so you can enjoy the scenery and mountains more comfortably. With the addition of the 'CREW' we are expanding our trail system, so check back often.
Combine a ATV Tour with the UTV TourYou may reserve your seats on one of our Crew UTV Tours below in the brown box. If some of your party prefers to drive their own ATV, please book the number of ATVs that you want to reserve on our ATV page. To have members of your group on the same tour in different types of transportation, you may book this trip plus an ATV tour at: ATV Tour for the same time and date.
TRAILS and PRICING
Red Elephant TrailThe Red Elephant Trail is a beautiful loop trail with several views of different mountains in the Continental Divide. The trail takes us up to over 10,000 feet. Red Elephant has aspen groves, as well as many varieties of evergreen trees. Red Elephant is the birthing habitat for the largest herd of Big Horn Sheep in the USA. Be sure to bring a camera
Silver Creek TrailThe Silver Creek Trail was traveled by miners as early as 1884. The trail takes us up to a beautiful flower filled meadow with the Silver Creek Spring dividing the ghost town of Silver Creek. Today Silver Creek has only foundations of buildings, mining structures and tailings. Hard to imagine miners using this same trail daily to pick up mail in Lawson.
Join us for an exciting adventure in our Utility All Terrain Vehicle.
We navigate our way on historic mining trails through the scenic Rocky Mountains enjoying breathtaking vistas of the Continental Divide and Mount Evans. You will experience the serenity of the untamed mountains coupled with the exhilaration of an UTV. There are many trails to choose from offering something for every ability and thrill level. Visit historic mining sites and the remnants of Silver Creek, a mining town of 1887. We will stop along the way to capture the awesome views and of course when we see wildlife, so be sure to bring a camera.
We start with the safety briefing on our UTV. The guide will then take you to our practice area that has terrain similar to what we experience on our trails for a quick ride around our terrain park to give you an idea of what is to come. All tours include a Professional Guide, safety video, UTV, helmet, and operational and safety instruction. The trails quickly climb out of the valley, past wildflowers and up into Aspen Tree groves and Lodge Pole Pines. The entire trail ride is rich in mining history, and as you ride up the mountain you can image how tough those miners must have been!
Our guides are qualified professionals that have First Aid and CPR certification, a love of the outdoors, and are dedicated to make your UTV TOUR fun and a memorable time. To insure safety we can accommodate 2-5 people at one time for a more personalized experience. Tours are available 7 days a week all year long—weather permitting—a little snow adds to the fun! All Tours go rain or shine. Reservations are required.
|UTV Tours||Adults 16 and up||Youths 6-15||Children 5 and under|
|1 Hour Tour||$65.00||$45.00||Free|
|2 Hour Tour||$99.00||$75.00||Free|
|3 Hour Tour||$147.00||$95.00||Free|
* We do not have a minimum age for UTV tours but children 5 and under FREE in a car seat with adults. (no double riders)
Tours run year round every day. All UTV tours must have at least 2 paying people per trip. The UTV holds 5 guests and our driver.
Our UTV Tours are on private property and National Forest Land
Trails run through the Arapahoe National Forest, administered by the Clear Creek Ranger District and these tours operate by a Special Use Permit.
These tours will start up again in May of 2016.
To see dates for any of these trips, choose a trip from the option box and press the submit button above. Once you are registered, you will get a confirmation email from Mile-Hi Rafting for your trip.
You can search all the trips that we offer:
What to Bring:
Long Sleeves, Jacket, dress for the weather, Long Pants, full shoe--can be a tennis shoe, Sunglasses--sunscreen and a camera. Please dress in layers as these ATV rides are in Colorado and weather can move in quickly, also our rides go up in elevation, so dress in layers to stay warm. Long Sleeves, a jacket, long pants and a full shoe--can be a tennis shoe. A windbreaker or light rain coat is also a good idea to bring along. Do not forget to apply sunscreen before your ride, drink lots of water so that you are hydrated and if necessary, eat a snack so that you will not get hungry on your ride. Sunglasses with eyeglass cord is a good idea to have along and do not forget the camera. In the winter it is best to dress as if you are skiing/snowboarding. We will provide you with a DOT approved helmet for your ride and optional gloves. A small fanny pack or daypack can help keep your items together. On the longer rides, most of the ATVs have a compartment to put a water bottle, windbreaker, etc into.
Meeting Place & Time
Rides run every hour from 9am to 4pm year round.
Please see our directions and driving times in the upper right hand corner of this page. You can enter a starting location and our website will load a Google Printable Map for you and estimate your drive time.
Just 30 minutes from Denver, Summit County & Winter Park!
Located on Alvarado Rd. (county road 306).
Westbound (from Denver)
Take I-70 west to exit 234 (Downieville/Lawson). Take the frontage road past Burger King, under I-70, through the little town of Lawson. Take a left on Alvarado Road and cross over Clear Creek. Mile Hi Rafting is on the right.
Eastbound (from Summit County)
Take I-70 to exit 233 (Lawson) to the stop sign. Take a right on Alvarado Road and cross over Clear Creek. Mile Hi Rafting is on the right.
From Winter Park
Take HWY 40 South over Berthoud Pass to I-70 EAST. The first exit, only 1 mile, will be exit 233 (Lawson). After the stop sign about 100 yards you will see Alvarado Road on the right. Cross over the river, Alvarado bends to the right and you will be at Mile Hi Rafting.
Address for GPS Systems
3627 Alvarado Road
Dumont, CO 80436
as an alternative to 3627 Alvarado
3627 County Road #306
Dumont, Co 80436
$50.00 is a non-refundable reservation fee. Cancellations 48 hours prior to your trip can be rescheduled or refunded less the reservation fee. Within 48 hours of your tour, your reservation is non-refundable. We do not overbook. All participants must sign a liability waiver. Tours go rain, snow or shine. Only if we have to cancel your reservation, you will have a choice of reschedule or a full refund.