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Nova Guides

PO Box 2018, Vail, CO 81658
719-486-2656
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Ranked #7 of 33 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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Beaver Creek, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

September 10, 2014. We had Bob as our guide. It was an awesome experience! It rained the day before so the river was great. Bob showed us so many interesting things and made the whole trip one we will always remember. Highly recommend having Bob as your guide. Also enjoyed Pete as our driver.

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

Bob has been a great addition to the Nova Guides' team this past summer. Glad he was able to take your family out on the river and create lasting memories! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We hope to have you and your family back soon! More

Westampton, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We did the 1/2 day ATV ride, what a blast! We rode the doubles with our kids, 10 and 11. They had just as much fun as we did. Lunch was great, we could order anything we wanted. Service is top notch.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your Nova Guides' experience on Trip Advisor! Glad you and the family had a great time and received top not service! Come back next time you're in the area for another adventure! More

Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had several jeep trips under our belt, hiking and narrow gauge trains on this Colorado summer. Nova Guides near Vail seemed like something new for my wife and myself. We had never driven and ATV (once on a snowmobile was our experience about 30 years ago at Vail) but felt it would be exhilarating. Our guide picked us up... More

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Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This was a vacation to see the beauty of the Colorado mountains and be able to take our 3 dogs with us. We rented the Fir Cabin (#3) and I was very pleased with the comfort and provisions of our accommodations. 2 bedrooms with big windows for scenery and comfortable sleeping. Nice tub/shower with a rain shower head. A full... More

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

The two-bedroom cabins are our little hidden gems. Located only 15 miles from Vail and Leadville, they are the perfect mountain getaway! Thank you for sharing your experience and description of the cabin. I'm glad you were able to enjoy some of our many summer adventures too! Hope to have you out again soon! More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Came to Nova Guides with my team as part of a business trip... and it was not by choice! I'd never been on an ATV in my life, not even a riding lawn mower. Thankfully, our guide Stan was an absolute pro. He taught me what I needed to know, kept me right behind him in our line of vehicles,... More

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

Thank you so much for sharing your great Nova Guides experience! Stan is one of our most seasoned guides, and we're grateful to have him as a part of the team. Based on your review it sounds like we were able to meet many of our company goals including great views and entertaining guides that put safety first. I hope... More

Mission Viejo, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The ATVs' were too fun and the property was very pretty to explore. Nova gets 5 stars for their customer service. We were a party of 8 and had reserved 4 ATVs for the afternoon. When we got there, we waffled on whether we wanted to try some SBSs (side-by-sides) instead and took quite a bit of time making up... More

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

We appreciate the positive feedback! We have worked hard to focus on our guest services this past year. Its great to hear that its working! Nova Guides puts our guests first and will always do our best to accommodate special requests, our goal is to exceed guests expectations every time. More

Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We took one of the morning jeep tours (9 am - 1 pm) through Nova Guides. We have taken 4 or 5 other jeep tours around the state of Colorado and although we had an enjoyable morning, this tour is definitely was the most expensive for what you get, the shortest, and the tamest jeep tour out of all that... More

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

Jeep Tours with Nova Guides are intended to be scenic tours taking guests to elevations they have rarely been. We often take our Jeep Tours up Resolution so guests can see the Continental Divide, four surrounding mountain ranges, wild flowers and more. We strive for family friendly tours and do not take the risks associated with the super intense, rugged... More

Roeland Park, Kansas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Friendly and knowledgeable staff-from the reservation desk to the van driver and the guides. We did the Shoshone Rapids trip. First 30 minutes was a lot of action and fast rapids. Remaining hour on the river was a more leisurely float. They provided a nice riverside lunch as well. Thomas, our van driver, filled the drive with a lot of... More

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

Glad you had such a great time rafting the Shoshone with Dave! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. More

Davis, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We went on a side by side which is one driver and up to 3 passengers. We had a guide with us to show us around and we had lunch at the top of the mountain. It is really fun if you don't mind the rumble and bumps. Also, you go through high water which may wet your shoes. Definitely... More

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

Our side-by-sides are the new hot toys to get on and enjoy the Colorado back country. All our guided tour times advertised are for the total time commitment door-to-door. Pickup, gear up, operating talk, tour time, gear down, and transfer back to hotel or lodge. Thank you for the feedback and please come again. More

West Hartford, Connecticut
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95 reviews 95 reviews
21 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My family and I used Nova Guides for a jeep tour one day and a white water rafting trip 2 days later. Both were awesome!! Kris Mahar was a wonderful guide on the jeep tour, and he took us through Camp Hale and then up above timber line. What an amazing thing to be up on top of the mountain!... More

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

Jeeping and rafting, way to go! Colorado offers so many fun activities and you hit a couple of the best one out there. Chris is an excellent guides and always good to hear that guests are enjoying our guides. Please come gain!! More

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