Tours by All Terrain Vehicle
Colorado Scenic Mountain ATV Tours
Join us for an exciting adventure atop an 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 ATV. 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 scenic views and watch the wildlife, so be sure to bring a camera.
We start with safety and operational instruction on your ATV. Then practice in our flat parking lot until you are familiar with your machine. The guide will then take you to our practice area that has terrain similar to what we experience on our trails. All tours include a Professional Guide, safety video, ATV, 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! You will work on your ATV skills as you ride, using your body weight to keep the ATV balanced and maneuvering around and over rocks. Your guide will help you with your ATV skills as neccessary.
Our guides are qualified professionals that have First Aid and CPR certification, a love of the outdoors, and are dedicated to make your ATV TOUR fun and a memorable time. Our Guide will adjust to your riding ability, each trip is individualized. To insure safety we can accommodate 2-5 people at one time for a more personalized experience. Manufactures recommended minimum age for driving our ATV's is 16 and all machines are single riders. We use a varity of ATVs, including Suzuki 400, 450 and 500 machines and our two up Polaris 700. 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. Starting times vary with the season. Reservations are required.
|1 Hour Tour
|** 2 Hour Tour
|3 Hour Tour
|4 Hour Tour*
|Full Day (includes lunch)*
Minimum age for anyone driving an ATV is 16 years of age, (*see option below), maximum weight for our ATVs is 350 pounds. (no double riders except for our 2nd rider 2-up upgrade)
* We now have one 2-up twin Polaris ATV that will accomodate a 2nd person with a min height of 4'9". We do not have an age minimum for the 2nd rider, but the height minimum is required for the 2nd rider to reach the foot stirrups.
** You can combine our 2 hour ATV tour with our 2 hour UTV tour. Our UTV Tours can accomodate all age ranges. You can book your ATV tour on this page and then add the folks that want to do a UTV Tour on our UTV Tour reservation page.
* Our terrain becomes more technical and difficult the farther we go. Longer tours are available for experienced and physically fit riders.
Tours run year round every day. We will contact you regarding a good tour time for your group once you have booked the day you want to ride. Our tours go out in small groups, (max group size is 5 guests and 1 additional 2-up passenger) so we can accommodate your schedule.
Our ATV 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.
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.
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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
ATV Rides may be rescheduled up to 48 hours or more in advance of the ride (subject to availability) without penalty. Within 48 hours of the scheduled start time, funds are committed and your ride is non-refundable. ATV rides run rain or shine but if they are canceled due to extreme weather, your ride will be rescheduled. ATV rides are refundable only if MileHIRafting has canceled the ride and you are unable to reschedule. All participants must sign a liability waiver.
For directions from where you are to where the Mile-Hi ATV Tours is located/meets at, enter your starting point as: City, State or Zip Code or Airport and click on our button.
Trip Type: ATV Tours
Trip Length: 1 hour to full day tours
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
2 Hour ATV Tours can be combined with our UTV Tour. Our UTV tours accomodate all age ranges and allow for your entire group to hit the trail. Please see our
UTV Tour reservation page.
Idaho Springs area places to stay
Miners Pick Bed and Breakfast
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Rose Street Bed and Breakfast
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Mad Creek Bed & Breakfast
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3627 Alvarado Road
Lawson, Colorado 80452