Snowmobile Trips


  • Location: Monarch Snowmobile Tours, 22763 Highway 50, Garfield/Monarch, CO 81227
  • Phone: 1-800-539-2572
  • Morning session participants arrive @ 0830 (0900 sled departure)
  • Afternoon Session participants arrive @ 1215 (1245 sled departure)

Below are a few snowmobiling FAQ’s:

  • Q: How old do you have to be to rent a snowmobile?
    • A: If you are going with a guide you must be at least 18 years old to rent the snowmobile. 
  • ​Q: How old do you have to be to drive your own machine?
    • A: You need to be at least 15 years old and someone over 18 years old must rent the snowmobile for you.
  • ​Q: How old do passengers need to be?
    • A: We recommend passengers be at least 5 years old​
  • Q: Can we use our own helmets?
    • A: If you have a motorcycle DOT approved helmet you are welcome to use it. Ski helmets may not be used. Helmets are provided at no extra cost. They do not have face shields so you will need eye protection.
  • Q: What is included in the price?
    • A: The pricing on the guided trips include the guide, snowmobile, fuel, fees and helmets (open faced).
  • Q: What should we bring?
    • A: Bring warm clothes, boots, or rent when you arrive, eye protection, scarf/face covering, sun screen, water and don’t forget a camera.
  • Q: What time should we check in?
    • A: You need to arrive at least a half an hour prior to the scheduled departure time.
  • Q: Can three people ride on one snowmobile?
    • A: Colorado State law only allows 2 riders per machine.
  • Do you take a damage deposit?
    •  When going out with a guide we do not take a damage deposit but you are responsible for any damage you may cause to your snowmobile or someone else’s. 
  • Is there a weight limit on the machine?
    • The weight limit is 450 lbs.
  • What is an average tip for the guide?
    • The average tip is 10% to 20% of the cost of your trip. 
  • What if it snows?
    • We still go. We ride in all weather conditions. 


What to wear:

  • Additional warm outer gear will may be provided by the snowmobile vendor but always best to be prepared.
  • Layered clothing is better than thick, heavy clothing. The weather can change throughout the day and with layers you can peel off or layer on as needed. The outer layer should be water-proof or water-resistant.
  • One pair of wool or synthetic socks at least calf high works best. More than one pair tends to rub or bunch up and can be uncomfortable.
  • Avoid cotton. It does not insulate when wet and just makes you colder. Opt for synthetics or wool.
  • Wear insulated, waterproof gloves or mittens, even on a warm day. Warm, dry hands go a long way towards a good day.
  • Wear a warm hat or helmet to prevent heat from escaping through your head.
  • Sunscreen! At our elevation, you cannot wear too much even if its cloudy. Reapply often.
  • Wear waterproof gloves, even on a warm day. Warm hands go a long way

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