Snowmobile Rentals, Tours & Trails in Colorado
Businesses that offer snowmobiling on site or within a short distance. Some businesses may offer snowmobile rentals or tours.
- Snowmobiles operated between sunset and sunrise must have at least one headlight that illuminates objects 100 feet ahead and one red tail that can be seen from 500 feet.
- As an extra safety precaution, you may wish to have your lights on at all times while operating your snowmobile.
- Be careful when crossing roads of any kind. Come to a complete stop and make absolutely sure no traffic is approaching from any direction. Then cross at a right angle to traffic.
- Know your abilities and don't go beyond them.
- Know your machine's capabilities and don't push beyond them.
- Know your riding area. Get a map. Talk to the locals.
- Don't snowmobile alone.
- The safest snowmobiling rule is never to cross lakes or rivers.
- Any snowmobile accident resulting in death, personal injury or property damage must be reported immediately to the nearest law enforcement agency.
- NEVER drink and ride.
- Always be sure your machine is in good mechanical condition and be thoroughly familiar with it before you ride.
- Wear warm multilayered protective clothing, a protective helmet and goggles or a visor.
- Think ahead: remember, it's you, the Safe Rider, that makes snowmobiling safe. Many problems will be avoided by using common sense. Minor problems can be overcome by carrying a useful tool kit, spare parts, flashlight, first-aid kit, and a few survival items such as high energy food, fire starting equipment and a compass.
KEEP COLORADO SNOWMOBILING BEAUTIFUL
- Treat the outdoors with respect. Do not litter or damage trees or other vegetation.
- Remember you must have the permission of landowners before snowmobiling on their property.
- Operate snowmobiles only on land and trails designated for their use.
- Watch out for small trees and shrubs.
- Carry out your trash.
- Steer clear of wildlife and report any incidents of harassment or hunting of wildlife to the nearest law enforcement agency.
- Respect the rights of other winter sports lovers. Everyone has the right to use and enjoy our public lands.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
- It is unlawful to operate a snowmobile while under the influence of a controlled substance or alcohol.
- It is unlawful to carry loaded firearms or strung bows on a snowmobile.
- It is unlawful to operate a snowmobile in a careless or reckless manner.
- Snowmobiles may not be used to hunt or harass wildlife. Report any instances of a snowmobile being used to chase or hurt animals to the nearest law enforcement agency.
No one under the age of 10 may operate a snowmobile unless:
- They operate it only on land owned or leased by a parent or guardian
- They are accompanied by someone 16 or older
- They are accompanied by someone 14 or older who is certified in snowmobile safety
Persons between the ages of 10 and 16 may not operate a snowmobile in Colorado unless:
- They hold a snowmobile safety certificate
- They are supervised by someone 16 or older
- They are supervised by someone 14 or older who holds a snowmobile safety certificate
- They operate the snowmobile only on land leased or owned by a parent or guardian
All Colorado snowmobiles, including those on trailers in parking lots and at trailheads, must be registered with Colorado State Parks unless:
- Licensed in another state and used in Colorado for less than 30 consecutive days
- Used exclusively for sanctioned snowmobile races
- Government owned
- The current year validation decal must be permanently affixed to each side of the upper half of the cowling of the machine.
- Snowmobile dealers are required to sell a snowmobile registration to anyone buying from their inventory. Colorado residents may use their dated snowmobile registration. Colorado residents may use their dated snowmobile bill of sale as a temporary registration for the first 30 days of ownership.
- Snowmobile registrations are valid from October 1 through September 30.
- 100% of your registration dollars go towards the snowmobile program in Colorado. This includes trail grooming, trail poles and signs, safety information, the avalanche observer program and grants.