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Nova Guides

PO Box 2018, Vail, CO 81658
719-486-2656
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Ranked #6 of 31 activities in Vail
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Year-Round Outdoor Adventure! With an array of exciting activities both in the summer and in the winter, we specialize in making your Colorado... more » Owner description: Year-Round Outdoor Adventure! With an array of exciting activities both in the summer and in the winter, we specialize in making your Colorado experience a true taste of what Colorado is all about. Offering whitewater rafting, Jeep Tours, ATV Tours and rentals, guided fishing trips, paintball, mountain biking, guided snowmobile tours and rentals, and scenic snowcat tours, our certified guides are waiting to give you the thrill of a lifetime! « less
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Denver
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I took our 2 kids and 2 nieces here, ages 10, 11, 12, and 13. Everyone had a super time. We took fly fishing lessons on Saturday with Craig and Stan as our instructors. Those guys were great with the kids and were able to teach us how to cast and reel in fish. The kids each... More

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Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Used Nova Guides for white water rafting near Beaver Creek Colorado. The people I talked to in the office to make the reservation did not have a clue how the raft trip would really be. They told us what to bring, and how to dress and were totally off. They obviously need to communicate better. Also, were led to believe... More

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NovaGuides, Director of Sales at Nova Guides, responded to this review

Thank you for the constructive feedback. I apologize about the inaccurate communication. The staff has received coaching, so this is not an issue again. We are always working to improve our guest experience. More

Ocala
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

We have been on summer vacation and contracted Nova for several guides. We are thoroughly pleased with their services. The guides are fantastic! Ask for Stan, a Louisiana boy that came out to visit and never came back east. The entire experience exceeded our expectations. We did the white water rafting, fly fishing, and ATVing. We will definitely utilize their... More

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NovaGuides, Director of Sales at Nova Guides, responded to this review

Nova Guides' LOVES repeat customers! We're very thankful that Stan decided to stay in Colorado and has been with us so many years; he's an incredible guide! We greatly appreciate your positive feedback and look forward to having you out again soon! More

Avon, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had a great trip on 7/7 with this outfit. Guide (MIke) was great, machines were great, staff was friendly and efficient. The trails were just rugged enough to be fun, but not so rugged that I (an amateur rider) felt unsafe. We took the four seat with my wife and two teenage boys and it was perfect. There was another... More

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NovaGuides, Director of Sales at Nova Guides, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback! The side-by-side tours are perfect for the whole family because up to four people can be in the same machine, experiencing the tour together. We'll let Mike know you had a great time. I hope you will join us on another Nova Guides' adventure next time you're in town! More

Rockford
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our group was 5 adults...2 - Doubles, and 1 - Single Stan was our guide and he was great!! Very knowledgeable of the area in terms of terrain and history of Camp Hale. Scenery was beautiful...but of course how can you beat anything better than mountains! We drove by sheep, sheep herders, drove to the top of Camp Hale, saw... More

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NovaGuides, Director of Sales at Nova Guides, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your tour. I'm glad Stan was able to share Camp Hale and the awesome views with your group. The historical aspect of Camp Hale is an added value to our tours. Join us on a snowmobile adventure next time you're in town! More

Houma, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Somewhat disappointed with this tour. Six of us on this tour all agreed that it was just OK. Rode up a road, stopped a few minutes, then came back down the same road. Jeep could not make it to the end of road. Engine kept dying out.

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NovaGuides, Director of Sales at Nova Guides, responded to this review

I apologize that you found the tour disappointing and that their were issues with the Jeep. Could I extend you a special discount to you for a trip in the future? Please give us a call if you have a chance. We would love a second chance to show you how awesome our trips can be! We have three full... More

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We came out to Nova Guides at Camp Hale. Our experience was truly fantastic. The check in process, outfitting and ride were great! Our guide was Alex and made sure that we had everything we needed to have a truly awesome experience.

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NovaGuides, Director of Sales at Nova Guides, responded to this review

That's great! Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. The feedback on the process is helpful. We want our guests to expect a smooth check in, gear in good condition, and a memorable tour. Please join us again! More

Edwards, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We went to Camp Hale, just outside of Minturn, CO for some ATVing and a Jeep tour. This was my first time on an ATV, so I took it a bit slower than the rest of the group, and avoided the mud when possible. I liked having my own vehicle, but there was a lot of dust being kicked up,... More

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NovaGuides, Director of Sales at Nova Guides, responded to this review

Nova Guides has an array of activities allowing guests to choose their own speed. For those that like to get down and dirty ATV and Side-by-Side tours are perfect. Jeep tours are perfect for anyone looking for a relaxing morning or evening with some great views. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I hope you'll join... More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The kids and I had a wonderful time! The guide was very patient with me, as I was very nervous about driving and the small cliffs on the trail. My 18 year old son had his own snow mobile and loved it. My 11 year old daughter rode behind me and didn't stop smiling for three days. Thank you Nova!

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NovaGuides, Director of Sales at Nova Guides, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your snowmobile experience! Guided tours are great for anyone who is not experienced on a machine or unfamiliar with our trails. Thanks for coming out, join us again the summer for another family adventure full of smiling faces! More

Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Great first time experience for off roading. 4 hour trip with great views however stayed on path 95% of time. If your anything but a beginner (I am), you'd probably be board. Friendly staff and good overall experience

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NovaGuides, Director of Sales at Nova Guides, responded to this review

So glad you had a great time on our ATV tours! Nova Guides operates our ATV tours in the White River National Forest and it is a requirement to stay on the trail in order to protect and maintain the beautiful land. We are have the largest and highest elevation commercial trail system in the area. Our views are simply... More

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