Once we went through the safety and how to operate these vehicles, we all hopped on and were off! A fun fact about Camp Hale is that it was an old military base that was part of the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army from World War II. You can see some old bunkers and where they kept weapons from back then, and experience the history of the land. They chose Vail because it most closely resembled the Italian mountains.
After riding around and getting used to the ATV, we made a stop for photos and to take in the gorgeous scenery. The guide I had was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area, which adds to the experience.
Throughout the tour, we stopped a few more times to learn more about the history and nature of the area. We then hiked up a bit to see a waterfall, all made from snowmelt, which was a nice break from riding and it felt great to move my legs.
This 2 hour tour provided adventure, time immersed in nature, and some adrenaline from the speed of the ATV. There is a lot more to learn and see than what I listed here, and you’ll have to try it out to see for yourself.