Learn More About Colorado Adventure Rentals

Hi, I’m Darrell Stevens, owner of Colorado Adventure Rentals, LLC. When I sold my electrical business and “retired” I left the Midwest to travel around and explore the country. I was excited to make Almont home, in part because of the great ATV riding in the area. Because of the proximity to great trails and the lack of ATV rentals in our area, I decided to start this company to share my passion with visitors and locals alike.

ATVs and snowmobiles are a great way to see areas that are otherwise only accessible by foot or horse. I love to hike, camp, fish and hunt, and our vehicles allow me to experience the best that Colorado has to offer without taking multi-day backpacking trips. Since my little boy Justin is not yet able to take big hikes, we are able to get out to some great places as well. We love to ride in our Polaris Ranger utility vehicle and we highly recommend this vehicle option for families or couples who want to ride together.

I look forward to seeing you soon and getting you out on the trails to see the best that Colorado has to offer.

Darrell Stevens

Customer Reviews

You don’t have to take our word for it!

Dear Darrell,

We enjoyed a great day and saw lots of beautiful country and rough roads on Italian Creek road and Flag Mountain. Your staff at Taylor Park were great.

The vehicle ran great and we hope to rent again. We would recommend Colorado Adventure Rentals to others.

MontyArtesia, NM

Many thanks for the chance to experience your rental operation and crew. The crew was extremely knowledgeable and friendly working with some of our “rookie” drivers. I must say the equipment was the most reasonably priced, newest and cleanest, I have ever used. My 85 year old mother “MARY DEE” had a blast. You sent us up through Tincup and up to Mirror Lake. What a majestic drive and our photos reflect it. Our entire group is still talking about it today. The RZR was a blast. Anyone a little nervous about a young rider holding on or taking an elderly rider along can rest at ease that this is the way to go. My mom said she has not had this much fun in over 20 years. We used one of every unit and we traded drivers to experience them all. Great time had by all. The surrounding territory was breathtaking and unspoiled. I must say, if you come to this area and do not experience this first hand, you missed one of the most enjoyable adventures the mountains has to offer.

MaxThunder Lodge in Buena Vista, CO

Colorado Adventure Rentals is the best company to rent ATVs from in Colorado, and I ought to know. I have been renting and riding ATVs in Colorado for several years now, and the level of service and equipment that Colorado Adventure Rentals provides is unmatched. On top of that, their rental locations provide direct access to some of the premier off-road trails in Colorado, including the famous Alpine Loop and Taylor Park. And their Lake City ATVs are licensed so that the complete Alpine Loop can be ridden without the need for any trailering. So if you want to try something different for a change of pace in the mountains, give Colorado Adventure Rentals a try. I don’t think you will be disappointed!

JimRepeat customer - year after year

Hi Darrell,
We did have a great day snowmobiling last weekend. I brought my snowmobile and rented one of your 600 RMKs for my daughter. We grew up in Montana with lots of powder and this brought back good memories as we made some more good ones. The RMK ran great and handled the powder amazingly well. You guys went out of your way to make sure we were familiar with the sled and the new invention called the SnoJack. Wow, what a great idea. I wish I would have thought of that. And we did get to use it a couple times. My daughter loved the sled and thoroughly enjoyed our time together as well. Also, thanks for the help when we got stuck and you happened by.

I will definitely recommend you to friends and others, as I am a referring travel agent and am always looking for reputable companies to recommend. We will be back and rent again.


Thanks again for an AWESOME day! We had the best time out there on the snowmobiles, and I still smile thinking about it. I haven’t been on a sled in 10 years but it was really comfortable and easy to ride your top of the line sleds. They were great on the trail even early when it was cold with the seat and hand warmers. Having a sled that was powerful enough to handle the powder topped off the trip. I will definitely suggest your rentals to anyone I know coming to the area!
See you next time.


About the Area

The Gunnison-Crested Butte area in southwest Colorado is surrounded by nearly two million acres of pristine wilderness. It is truly a year-round outdoor playground. In addition to all the recreational activities enjoyed by our visitors, our area also offers a wide variety of dining, shopping, and lodging, as well as many events and festivals throughout the year. Our friendly western mountain towns represent an authentic culture, defined by the rugged Rocky Mountains which surround us. The Gunnison-Crested Butte area is a unique vacation destination for all seasons.
For More information about the Gunnison-Crested Butte area:

Gunnison Chamber of Commerce

Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce

Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association

Go-Colorado .com – Gunnison, Colorado Vacation and Travel Guide


For information about key events in our area:

Crested Butte Music Festival

Crested Butte Arts Festival

Crested Butte Wildflower Festival

Cattlemen’s Days in Gunnison

Crested Butte Film Festival

Some recommendations for lodging accommodations:

Gunnison:  Water Wheel Inn  970-641-1650

Gunnison:  Mesa Campground  970-641-3186

Blue Mesa:  Blue Mesa Ranch and RV Resort  970-641-0492

Taylor Park:  Taylor Park Trading Post  970-641-2555

Buena Vista: Thunder Lodge

Crested Butte:  Alpine Getaways

Camping, Hiking, Fishing:

Campgrounds:  Taylor Canyon and Taylor Park

Hiking Trails:  Taylor Canyon and Taylor Park Area

Trail Info

Our location is ideal for accessing a variety of trails, from the high alpine experiences in Crested Butte and Taylor Park to the high desert environment of Gunnison, Almont and the Blue Mesa area. We have over 2,000 miles of ATV, jeep, and 4-wheel drive trails in the Gunnison Basin. The Gunnison National Forest alone covers more than 1.7 million acres of public and private land. This part of the Rocky Mountains includes two peaks over 14,000 feet in elevation and 20 that are over 13,000 feet. Off-road trails wind through these majestic mountains, providing incredible views of some of the most pristine landscapes you’ll ever find.

Some of our most popular rides include:

Easy / Moderate: Union Park, Slaughterhouse Gulch, Tincup, Mirror Lake, Cumberland Pass, Alpine Tunnel, Pitkin, Pieplant Mill, Texas Creek & Texas Lakes, Lily Pond

Moderate: Tincup Pass, Hancock Pass, Italian Creek, American Flag, Cross Mountain

Blue Mesa > Rainbow Lake

Sargents – Tomichi Creek Trading Post > Tomichi Pass, Marhall Pass, Black Sage Pass


This ATV Trails Guide from FunTreks is a must for our area. This 160-page guide includes detailed information and photos, and full-color maps, for 30 of our top trails. Precise directions and GPS waypoints are included.

Use this guide for many of the rides listed above. Ride from Taylor Park to Tincup, St. Elmo, Pitkin, Crested Butte, and Aspen. Visit the old mining towns and ghost towns, and enjoy spectacular mountain scenery.

Buy this book now and contact us to help plan for your next Colorado mountain adventure.

Large Groups and Corporate Adventures

Corporate & Group Rentals includes ATV’s, UTV’s & Snowmobiles.

  • Groups of 8 or more

    Rental must contain 8 or more rental units for a half day or more.

  • Held on 1 Credit Card

    Entire rental must be held on one credit card to receive a 10% discount.

  • Damage Deposits

    Damage deposits can be held on one credit card or individual credit cards.

  • 30 day cancellation policy

    30 day cancellation policy inside 30 days we keep deposit, if outside 30 days there is a $200.00 cancellation fee.

  • Lodging and Transportation

    We can also assist with lodging and transportation from airport.

US Forest Service Department of Agriculture ShieldColorado Adventure Rentals, LLC is an equal opportunity service provider and employer and operates under permit from the USDA Forest Service, Gunnison National Forest