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Nova Guides

Address: PO Box 2018, Vail, CO 81658
Phone Number: 719-486-2656
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Ranked #12 of 54 Activities in Vail
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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!
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Coral Springs, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

On our third trip with them, we went on a guided tour up the mountain in the rain. While coming back to base camp slowly behind the guide, my wife"s throttle became stuck and she could not stop the ATV. She was thrown, and received serious injuries. I noticed an ATV going fast in the meadow without a driver and... More

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

Injury accidents are no fun for anyone and we are very sorry that this incident occurred. We had this machine serviced after the accident and no throttle repairs were required. Drivers of our equipment are responsible for any damages, just like a rental car or rental boat company. Thank you. More

bradenton sarasota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

We booked two tours with Novo Guides and enjoyed both very much! We rented a side-by-side AVT which we found to drive like a car and easier to handle than a single risynthetic equipment was in great shape, with no problems. Our guide Kris was terrific and easy to follow. We stopped at several scenic spots for photo opps. Kris... More

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

Thank you for sharing your confidence choosing Nova Guides for your outdoor adventures! Bringing a change of clothes is a great tip! The back country can be wet and muddy, or dusty and dry, a change of clothes can allow you to be more comfortable after you trip. While we recommend only bringing the belongings you think you'll really need,... More

Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Friendly, accommodating staff on the scenic jeep tour. The views were breathtaking. The staff served up a great lunch at the end of the trip. Perfect!

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

Thanks for sharing! Nova Guides' has its own in house restaurant, McAllister's Grill. Including lunch with many of our tours is a great value add to our tours. Come back and see us again soon! More

Nashville, Tennessee
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My wife and I went on a guided ATV tour and it was one of the highlights of our vacation! I would highly recommend it! The views were amazing that we traveled to. Our Guide was Todd who I would request again! He was fun and knowledgeable. A great all around experience. Lunch was great too!

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

Please come back and see us soon! Todd has been with us many years and is a great member of the Nova Guides' team. Snowmobiling starts tomorrow! More

Austin, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We traveled with a total of 12 for a week in Vail. After reading many reviews we booked two trips with Nova Guides, ATV and rafting. Our ATV guide Alex was very prompt, knowledgeable, and made sure we had a great time! He continually checked to make sure we had everything we needed. We used rain coats, helmets, and gloves... More

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

Thanks for sharing your Nova Guides ATV and whitewater rafting experience! I'm glad you enjoyed the lunch, thought the gear was in good condition, and that the guides offered a high level of guest services. I apologize for the confusion regarding the same vacation repeat customer discount. We would be happy to offer you a 20% discount on your next... More

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
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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NovaGuides, Director of Sales at Nova Guides, responded to this review

Thank you for such a detailed description of your ATV tour with Nova Guides! Our trail system is very diverse and there is much to do and see! I'm glad you mentioned that the guide took the time to explain the operations of the Side-by-Side in great detail and was full of local knowledge. We are gearing up for snowmobiling... More

Illinois
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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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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

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