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page hero rafting2Vail Valley’s one-stop show for everything outdoors! Offering Whitewater Rafting, Jeep Tours, ATV Tours & Rentals, Side-By-Side Tours & Rentals, Guided Fishing, and Paintball.  We’ve got different tours in Colorado to make your experience unforgettable!


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Rafting Trips

Whitewater rafting is sure to provide excitement for the entire family, from the experienced white water rafter to the novice.  The scenery is breathtaking and rafting is an activity you won’t forget! We have rafting trips for every experience level and can accomodate white water rafters from ages 2 to 92.  Vail’s unique location provides us access to three great white river rafting areas: the Colorado, Eagle, and Arkansas Rivers. If you’re a white water rafter looking for some serious, surging adventure or a white water rafter looking for a relaxed day on the river while soaking in some sun and beautiful canyon scenery, we’ve got the right rafting trip for you.


Jeep Tours

Climb through open meadows, aspen glades, cross through alpine streams and enjoy incredible 360-panoramic views on our guided Jeep Tours.  These open-air Jeeps are the perfect way to see some true Colorado back country!  For one of the most unique Jeep tours in Colorado, join us as we climb above treeline or explore historical ghost towns, mining remnants, and scenic Camp Hale, CO, home to the famed 10th Mtn. Division which trained for WWII.

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ATV Tours & Rentals

For a different experience, climb aboard for a fun-filled adventure on your own four-wheel drive ATV while exploring the National Historic Site of Camp Hale.  Climb through high alpine meadows filled with dazzling wildflowers and spectacular views of the Continental Divide and Colorado’s highest peaks.  Our ATVs have the capacity for passengers, so bring the kids as this is an experience they won’t want to miss.



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Enjoy the latest in side-by-side, off road, technology with our new BRP Off Road Vehicles 2 & 4 seaters. Experience sharp performance for the ultimate combination of power, suspension and agility.  Go with a guide or rent your own SBS to enjoy an adventure of a lifetime. Ride through endless miles of aspens and high alpine terrain while being surrounded by 4 different mountain ranges. Our morning tour includes a mountain side lunch.


Fishing Trips

Fish gold medal water with our experienced guides! On our float and wade fishing trips you can drift a fly or cast a lure for wild trout amidst the backdrop of amazing Colorado rivers. Permitted for endless miles of rivers, we’ll find the perfect stretch for your experience and ability level.

Our private water is a great way to learn the basics of fly fishing in a controlled environment wiht a professional guide. Private Lake Trout Fishing. Enjoy a day at our Private Trout Lake in the natural aspen and pine tree setting of the Rocky Mountains at Camp Hale. Our lake is stocked with rainbow trout of all sizes. Catch and Release only.


Come and play a game of paintball in a natural aspen and pine tree setting in the Rocky Mountains of Camp Hale. Historic Camp Hale offers terrain with tree bunkers, foxholes, and natural rock barriers. Paintball is a great team building activity that teaches people to work together. It provides leadership training, boosts morale, and offers great exercise. Most of all, it’s fun!! Paintball is perfect for family outings, bachelor parties, corporate retreats, birthday parties, church groups, and charity drives.

Our inclusive package includes transportation, gun, mask, barrel, plug, 200-round pack, endless CO2, camouflage coveralls, and 600 rounds of paint balls (about two hours of game play). This allows the group to play several different games, such as Attack & Defend, Down Pilot, Capture the Flag, and Elimination in 2 to 3 hours.  Call group sales to book.  10 person minimum.


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Nova Guides offers an array of Team Building programs for your group. These action-packed programs stress cooperative decision making, leadership, and problem solving in a fun and picturesque setting.  The Jeep Scavenger Hunt is the perfect way for your group to work together while enjoying the magnificent Colorado Rockies. This excursion starts right at the hotel and culminates at our Lodge at Camp Hale. After a quick orientation outlining rules of the event, teams will be given a camera, and the scavenger hunt packet, which includes photo clues, scavenger hunt items, trivia questions, and a pen. Teams of up to 6 will compete against each other, scrambling to take pictures of designated items and collect various clues along the way.   Call group sales to book.

“I just wanted to let you guys know that I absolutely looooved going snowmobiling with you guys! I went with a couple different other companies but no one compares to Nova Guides! It was the greatest experience and I can’t wait to come back." - Natasha