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page hero eagle1Nova Guides has been Vail’s premier year-round outdoor recreation company for over 33 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 33 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 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 55,000 acres 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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"This truly was a spectacular experience for all the senses that I will never forget. It was complimented by the stunningly gorgeous day and of course being surrounded by the majestic Rockies themselves.  The lunch afterwards was especially satisfying and delicious. What a perfectly executed, well organized operation, and a most memorable day for all.”    – Sarah T.