|10 am||2 Hours|
- Call and book ahead to ensure availability
What To Bring:
- Camera (recommended)
- Light backpack (optional)
- Binoculars (optional)
- Personal daily medications (if required) – please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.
Fun Mid-Mountain Adventure | Our Waterfall Explorer tour is a great ATV/SXS adventure. Your guide will lead you up the mountain and get you off the beaten path to spend time at scenic Marmot Falls. You will experience breathtaking mountain views along the way.
This tour is a perfect interlude to your vacation, and it is suitable for all members of the family. Even though it’s only a 2-hour trip, you will feel like you have left the busy towns and highways behind and truly experienced the peace and beauty of our mountains. Avoid the crowds and let us show you our backyard.
What to Expect: When you arrive for your tour, you will receive all the gear you need, plus a comprehensive safety briefing and instruction on how to ride your ATV or SXS safely. After some practice time at our base area, your guide will lead you up the mountain for spectacular views of Panorama Mountain Resort and the surrounding peaks of the Toby Creek Valley. There are many opportunities to see wildlife and to stop and take in the mountain experience along the trail.
The Waterfall: At the mid-point of the trip, you will park your ATV and follow your guide along a short pathway to the base of the Marmot Falls, where you can watch a clear, pure, snow-fed mountain stream sparkle and cascade over 100′ down a vertical rock face. You can get so close you can feel the mist on your face and listen to the water hitting the rocks at the base of the falls. You can even try your hand a gold-panning in one of the pools beside the viewpoint. Although it’s very close to the main trail, many unguided visitors drive right past, never knowing what they missed.
Always Changing: In winter, this waterfall is fully frozen. It casts off the ice pillar by June and rushes over the rock face and through the snowbanks still present on the forest floor. On hot days in July, it thunders – fed by melting snow. Come August and September; it reduces to a beautiful and sparkling bridal-veil waterfall. In early October, the first thin ice starts to reform on the edges, sometimes framed by the spectacle of an early snowfall on cold nights. It’s never the same from one day to the next.
Please note: This tour does not reach the alpine cabin or Paradise Bowl. If you would like to visit our alpine bowl, cabin, and see the waterfall source, please join our Paradise Mountain Tour.
SIDE-BY-SIDE (SXS) OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE
Side-by-Side (SXS) 4-seater options are available for a $40 upgrade.
Please reserve early as availability is subject to “first come-first served” bookings.