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Get Your Motor Running on These 3 Snowmobile Excursions

Where to find the perfect mode of high-powered fun for the whole family.

By Brook Sutton February 16, 2017 Published in the Midwinter/Spring 2017 issue of Aspen Sojourner

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Setting out along the trail on snowshoes or skis may be what you need for body and mind, but sometimes the siren call of a four-stroke engine can be hard to ignore. That’s when snowmobiling becomes the perfect mode of high-powered fun for the whole family. Here’s where to heed the call around Aspen:

T-Lazy 7 Ranch

This working cattle ranch and Aspen institution runs tours toward the Maroon Bells and up Independence Pass (from $250). The Klondike Lunch Tour leads to a rustic cabin in view of 14,025-foot Pyramid Peak. While there, enjoy a mouthwatering burger made of T-Lazy-7’s own grass-fed beef. tlazy7.com

Western Adventures

Based in Woody Creek, this outfitter offers rentals for experienced riders and two- to four-hour tours (from $250) for everyone. The three-hour tour climbs through forests, up to Larkspur Mountain, and out to open meadows. Your reward: unspoiled views in every direction. westernadventuresinc.com

Sunlight Mountain Resort

At the ski area outside of Glenwood Springs, 1- and 2.5-hour tours (from $120) start next to the slopes. The longer outing accesses views of stately Mount Sopris, but the real fun comes at a huge, open snow field where guests are welcome to push the speedometer as high as they like. sunlightmtn.com

Après Snowmobiling

World famous and locally infamous, the Woody Creek Tavern has a funky, laid-back vibe that keeps the good times rolling for a cold beer, a top-notch burger, or a plate of house-made tamales. woodycreektavern.com

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