Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We realize you may have some questions about the tour, the machines, the trails, or any number of things, so please read through the following and call us if you need further clarification on anything.
Describe the tour and the trails, please?
Our trails are high elevation forest and tundra two track trails in the Arapaho National Forest. These trails were originally roads created back in the late 1800s for access to gold and silver mining operations. You will drive on rocky trails, passing evergreen trees, and Aspen, up to jaw-dropping views of the top of the world! Please view Our Trails page for for info on the different trails and also please check out a few Videos and Pics to give you a better visual understanding of what you are in for!
Where are you located? How far are you from Denver?
Alice, Colorado is located 45 minutes west of Denver off I-70 Exit 238, Fall River Rd. Please visit our Contact page for a map and directions. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your start time, so we may get your gear set up and go over a training session about the machine and the trail.
Can we do 1 hour tour instead of 2 or 3?
We have a minimum of 2 hours for each tour because it takes a lot of effort to get ready for the tour. Your guide has to drive up from the Valley also, and so we keep a minimum of 2 hours. HOWEVER, if you are a large party and would like to break up into two groups, we can do an hour for slightly more per group in order to accomodate everyone. Please call for more details, and ask for Randy.
What age do you have to be to drive?
Drivers must be 18 or older. If you have questions, or If your kids are experienced drivers, please call for more details.
How many people can you accomodate?
We can take up to 16 people at once. With a combination of 3 and 6 seater machines.
Do you offer discounts?
We don't usually discount our tours. We maintain our machines and keep new ones for quality and safety. We also offer value added items like helmets, gloves, goggles, bandanas, and water included in the price. We also offer professional guides to make the experience safe and timely for each group. For larger groups or special circumstances, please call for discounted rates.
What should we wear/bring on the tour?
We recommend long pants, long sleeve shirts or light jacket and sneakers, even in the summer time. Sneakers are best, no sandals or flip flops please. We go rain or shine, so be prepared. We have rain suits if it does rain in the afternoon! Bring a good attitude, and leave the dare devil at home so we have a safe and enjoyable tour without calling for help out in the wilderness!
What equipment do you provide?
We provide Helmets, Gloves, Goggles, and Water. Bring a smile and a good attitude and we will have a blast exploring the Rocky Mountains together! Bathroom facilities are located on premisis.
What trail will we go on? What is the scenery?
The Yankee Hill is our most popular trails, and are more intermediate. We will ride through pine and spruce forests on our way up to the top of Yankee Hill, which is 11,200 ft above sea level. The view is a 250 degree view of Denver, Mtn Evans and the Continental Divide. This is why we call the tour "Jaw Dropper"
Are Reservations Required?
Yes! We provide the ATV Experience by reservation, in order to make it most efficient and cost effective for everyone. Please call ahead for a reservation, and you will make the payment at the time of the reservation just like an airline. We can do same day reservations if you call in the morning, but please try to call in advance and we can help you make one.
What is your cancellation policy?
Once we make the reservation and retain payment for your event, we provide a window of 72 hours to cancel. Within this time the reservation is non-refundable. We will gladly try to alter the timing of your event, or refund anyone that has been delayed on a flight, or had some emergency. We don't like making money from people that have a misfortune that is unavoidable. Please call us as soon as you know you have a problem, and we will find the best solution for your circumstances.
Can I alter the tour time to help my schedule?
Possibly! We try to abide by the fixed timing of the tours, to ensure propery booking and planning. However, if we are not already busy, and can alter the time of your tour to help you, we will do our best. Please just call and let us know what we can do to help you enjoy the tour the most!
What is a standard Tip for the guides?
Our guides appreciate any tip that you give to them. They are grateful to share the wilderness with you and learn about you, your family, friends, and co-workers, to make this an awesome experience. Typical amounts are 10-15% and are greatefully appreciated.
Can we drive one machine with two people?
Yes! We have machines that can support 2-3 people comfortably. The Yamaha Viking machines we use are made to fit 3 or 6 people side by side. The seats and ride is very comfortable, and it has handle bars for holding on. We recommend everyone driving their own for the most fun, but if you can't drive or don't want to, this is a perfect option for you to expeience the tour and be able to see the landscape more and take it all in! We have a minimum of 2 machines to go out on a tour for any given tour. This means that 1 double machine can not go on its own, unless we have others already going on that tour. Must be 16 to Drive.
What is the youngest age for kids to go as passengers?
6 yrs + The passenger needs to be 6 years and up to be able to go with an adult.
Can we pay with Cash for the tour?
Yes. We prefer payment up front with a credit card, however you can pay with cash. We simply need a deposit of $350 on the card that can be refunded once the tour is over, and there are no accidents.
Please tell the agent you would like to do a cash payment and we will get your payment over the phone.
Can we pay separately within our group?
Yes. however, Its easier as one payment.
Will we see animals while on the trail?
Possibly! We often see Moose, Deer, Elk, Fox, Squirrel, birds of many kinds.
We see less of the following animals: Moose, Bear, Wolf, Bobcats, Snakes, Coyotes. Our machines scare of the animals off, but sometimes we are able to stop and look at them in the distance. We don't get too close, and we don't try to be friends with them. They are wild animals, and must be respected.