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page hero eagle1Nova Guides has been Vail’s premier year-round outdoor recreation company for over 31 years; serving Vail, Beaver Creek, Avon, Copper Mountain, Frisco, Keystone, Breckenridge, and Leadville. Locally owned and operated, Nova Guides and our professional staff are committed to providing our guests with outstanding customer service and memories to last a lifetime.

Through our 31 years of outdoor recreation experience, we have established a well-developed and wide-ranging scope of activities. Our summer activities include whitewater rafting, Jeep tours, ATV tours and rentals, Side-By-Side tours and rentals, guided fishing, and paintball. Operating under special permits in and around the White River National Forest, our access to remote and scenic areas is unsurpassed by any other outfitter. This expansive territory gives us tremendous versatility and the flexibility to customize any trip to our guests’ abilities and personal preferences.
What sets us apart from other outfitters is our facilities at Camp Hale. Boasting a 6,000 square foot lodge and our own signature restaurant, we are able to serve lunch along with our morning Jeep & ATV tours, or offer buffet and plated dinner options for larger groups. Located in the heart of Camp Hale, former training grounds for the 10th Mountain Division, we are surrounded by majestic mountain peaks and a rich cultural history. We also offer rental cabins onsite with extraordinary views and access to trails right out your front door.

Our qualified, year-round guides are ready to give you the experience of a lifetime. Whether you are surging down class IV rapids, learning the basics of casting a fly-rod for the first time, or climbing to 12,000 feet on an ATV, our knowledgeable guides are sure to provide a safe and extraordinary experience that you’ll never forget! Call us today to setup your Colorado adventures!

Winter is the season of snow in the Rocky Mountains. With guided tours in two locations, our 31 years of snowmobile experience surpasses that of any other outfitter in the area. With access to over 100 miles of groomed trails and over 100 snowmobiles, the opportunities are limitless! Reach elevations of nearly 12,500 ft on our Top of the Rockies tour. Our 13-passenger snow coach is the  perfect option for those looking to take in the scenery with the luxury of heat and comfort.  Come for the adventure of a lifetime with Nova Guides!

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"Lucas was awesome, very personable while making sure everyone was safe. The snowmobiles were in great condition and were simple to operate. Handle bar and passenger grip warmers really work. The scenery and history of the area is worth your time and money. Take a break from skiing, get away from the crowds, have hot chocolate and cookies half way through your tour, and definitely bring the kids. Sign up for a tour and they pick you up and drop you off were you're staying, even the drivers are friendly and knowledgeable." David