Guided Snowmobile Adventure
Dates: Dec 10, 2016-April 1, 2017
Dates: Dec 10, 2016-April 1, 2017
Available on any Cascade departure date
Contact Info: Erick or Lizzie Loyer 970-247-3706
Experience TWO adventures in the same day! Take a vintage steam train ride to Cascade Canyon and then extend your winter fun with a 2-hour guided snowmobile trip in the San Juan National Forest at over 10,000 feet in elevation!
Trip Outline: Guests will ride the Cascade Canyon train to Cascade and back. On the return trip they will de- board from Rockwood and be picked up by the Ice Pirates and taken to Molas Pass for a Snowmobile Adventure, they will spend a couple of hours exploring the Molas area by snowmobile with experienced guides. Returning to the Ice Pirates base camp, they will have hot chocolate and snacks. Ice Pirates will then shuttle their guests back to the Railroad Parking lot arriving about 6 pm. Guests should expect and dress accordingly for cold weather-snow conditions. Ice Pirates does have cold weather gear available at their base camp for no extra charge.
Procedure: Book Train ticket and add the snowmobile portion. Be sure to select 1 person on the single or 2on the double. Reservation must be paid at time of booking. Email customer their confirmation and email Ice Pirates their confo. Each evening call and confirm for the next day, on Mondays, we need to send out the entire week. Be sure to add Snowmobile trip in pickup and drop-off, so conductors know they are getting off.
Leave Durango on train at 9:45am
Arrive Cascade Canyon at 11:45am
Leave Cascade Canyon at 12:50pm
Arrive Rockwood 1:35pm to board shuttle
Arrive Molas Pass Outpost 2:30pm
Leave Molas Pass Outpost 4:45pm
Arrive D&SNG Parking Lot 6:15pm
(all times are approximate and depend on current circumstances)
Train/Snowmobile Package Rates:
Single Rider (age 15 WITH valid driver’s permit) - $249.19*
Double Sled Package Price with Train Ride: Adults $196.19* per adult
Child (ages 4-11 double) $168.37* per child
2 adults on a double sled will be $392.38*
1 adult\1 child on a double sled will be $364.56*
*includes 7% historic preservation fee (train ticket) and 6% US Forest Service Fee (snowmobile)
Limited to 14 passengers: Children age 4-11 pay the child train fare and a spot on a double sled.
Note: Children and adults under age 15 or NOT in possession of a valid driver’s permit must ride a double sled with a licensed driver. Children 4-11 pay the double sled price and child’s Cascade price.
Due to complexity of all the details and arrangements, this package is not available to book online.
Drivers: Can be any adult age 18 years and over. Drivers aged 16 and 17 must show valid driver's license.
For your safety, all snowmobilers are required to wear provided helmets.
Minimum age is 5 years old to ride.
We recommend dressing in layers of warm winter clothing, snow boots, mittens and hat. Ice Pirates will have snowmobile suits and boots available for use but sizes will be limited.
Maximum weight per sled is 350 pounds.
Guests must sign Liability Release. Download and complete it in the comfort of your home and bring it with you when you meet your driver. This will also save time and get you on the snow trails sooner!
Please click here for important information and an Ice Pirates Liability Waiver Form.
ICE PIRATES reserves the right to cancel any trip without notice if conditions are not safe. Rescheduling or refunds will be made available.
Visit Ice Pirates Web site for more information and FAQs!
About Ice Pirates Snowmobile Tours:
Ice Pirates is Southwestern Colorado's premier guided snowmobile touring outfitter! Their outpost is located on Molas Pass which receives an annual average of over 300 inches of powder snow.
Never been on a snowmobile before? No problem! Guides start all trips with a thorough orientation for snowmobile driving, riding and safety. Tours begin on flat terrain exploring forests and meadows while giving everyone a chance to get a feel for the snowmobiles. You'd be surprised how easy it really is! Everyone from the kids to the grandparents will have a blast exploring and learning about the San Juan Mountains. Photographic views abound and the guides are great at helping you get the perfect picture for your family album.
Ice Pirates will provide you with well-maintained snowmobile, trained wilderness guide, and winter cold-weather gear as needed.