GUIDED SNOWMOBILE TOURS OF THE MINING DISTRICT STARTING AT $270!
About Our Snowmobile Tour of Leadville’s Historic Mining District
Serving Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail, and all of Summit County, Colorado
We are taking snowmobile tour reservations now for dates starting December 1 through April 15th. If we do not have enough snow to operate tours, we will give you a full refund.
You’ll begin at Birdseye Outpost, which is located about 16 miles South of Copper Mountain Resort and situated at a breath-stealing altitude of 10,000 feet. Your guide will train you on the operation of your snowmobile before heading to the Historic Mining District!
The Colorado Mining Belt was the most productive silver mining district in the state.
Cumulative production was 240 million troy ounces of silver, 3 million troy ounces of gold, 987 million tonnes of lead, 712 million tonnes of zinc, and 48 million tonnes of copper.
You will also make a stop at the ghost town of Oro City in California Gulch – one of the single richest placer gold strikes in Colorado, with estimated production of 120,000 to 150,000 troy ounces of gold.
You will also experience breathtaking views of the Sawatch Mountain Range, including the 3 tallest mountains in the Rockies: Mt. Elbert, Mt. Massive, and Mt. Harvard, many mountains over 14,000 feet, and the Collegiate Peaks.
There are many opportunities to stop for photos and to take in the rich mining history.
ABOUT LEADVILLE, CO
In the United States, Leadville is actually the highest incorporated city and the second highest incorporated municipality.
Nestled into the Rocky Mountains at elevation of 10,152 feet, this former silver mining town lies near the headwaters of the Arkansas River.
Nearby is the Historic Leadville Mining District that contains many structures, mines, sites and artifacts from its mining era. In the late 1800s, Leadville was actually the second most populous city in Colorado.
**You must call prior to your tour day to schedule transportation. (Transportation currently not available due to covid-19.)**
**MUST HAVE A VALID LEARNER’S PERMIT OR DRIVER’S LICENSE TO DRIVE A SNOWMOBILE**
9:00AM • 12:00PM • 3:00PM
(Not Available Dec 18 – Jan 2)
Approximately 3 Hours
Temporarily Unavailable Due to COVID-19
• All guests must arrive wearing clothing that is appropriate for this cold weather, outdoor activity!
• DOT-approved helmets WILL be provided (required).
• Equipment Rentals: Snowsuits $25, Boots $15 on a first come first served basis.
• We will have goggles for rent AND gloves for sale on a limited basis at each outpost.
This place not only was affordable but compared to all the other surrounding locations it definitely was more personalized and friendly! Our guides name was Tim and he not only took us over 3 mountain ranges and drop a bucket load of knowledge on us about the area he made…read more →
High Country snowmobile Tours was amazing. We saw some of he most amazing views. We first took the Mountain top tour then came back for more fun on the advance course ride. Our guide was super fun and friendly both times. An experience I'll never forget!
We had a GREAT time. Trevor our guide was outstanding. This was our first time on a snow machine. We have been wanting to for a long time, but with an autistic son it just seemed like something we wouldn't be able to do. Or at least would have to…read more →
We had an awesome time! The views were amazing and our guide was very accommodating with the folks in our party that were new to snowmobiling. Highly recommend the snow tubing too, as the hill was awesome and getting pulled up the hill by your guide is almost as much…read more →
Heeney Outpost We had an absolutely wonderful time. The trail was stunning. Matt, our tour guide, was so helpful. He stopped at places and told us where we were and some stories about the them. He is very knowledgeable and very friendly. We had a great time and will definitely…read more →
Top of the mountain tour Great time with the guys on this adventure. Will was our guide and was great. Would say a bit of riding experience goes a ways in this more challenging trip up to 13,000ft. Anyone can do it but it was more challenging for some. Will…read more →
Great tour. Recommend Devan as a guide. Got a group of guys together and went for the scenic tour. Our guide was Devan and she was great. Devan was great at moving at the speed that we wanted to move at. A great balance of sight seeing as well as…read more →
Great tour and tubing! Did a 2 hour snowmobile and tube tour with family of 4 on 2 snowmobiles. Staff were very friendly and professional. Snowmobiles were in great shape and ran well. Trails were beautiful. This location is far outside of the towns and away from highways. Tubing was…read more →
Great Snowmobile Trip! I've been on snowmobile trips before and this one was my favorite! We took the trip that was at Heeney Road and the scenery was perfect, going through forest, thick trees, and open high country. Great views and a place to "open it up a little"! Our…read more →
It was Awesome We had the pleasure of doing this after an overnight snowfall. The powder was deep, like a foot deep. This made the snowmobile a little sluggish turning, but that was not an issue for us. it was absolutely beautiful driving in and out of Aspens and Evergreens,…read more →
**All or part of this operation is conducted under Special Use Permit issued by the Bureau of Land Management**
At Our Kremmling ATV Outpost Location
On our guided tour the riders can relax and let their guide lead the way to the best trails and the best pictures of surrounding mountain ranges and the continental divide.