What’s the Difference Between an ATV and a UVT?

Raise your hand if you enjoy the thrill of an off-road ride. ✋ We get you. There’s nothing quite like it. It’s a therapy session out in the open, on three or four wheels, with the wind against your face, AND surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Who can say no to that?

Off-roading is a cool adventure for many reasons, one of them being that you can do it pretty much year-round. At Mile Hi Rafting, we do tours from March to mid-November and throughout winter, but it can depend on how much snow we get. We offer ATV and UTV (Polaris RZR) tours perfect for the adrenaline junkies. If you’re not sure what the difference is, we’ll help you out so you can easily take your pick for your next adventure:

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Family on their RZR tour


First of all, both vehicles are for outdoor adventures. You’ll find ATVs can have 3 or 4 wheels. They are for one or two riders only. It’s a recreational vehicle that can go at faster speeds, make sharp, quick turns, and also carry heavy loads. You’ll be exposed to a full-blown adventure as ATVs come with no roof and no windshield either.


A UTV, like the Polaris RZR, can go anywhere our ATV’s go. They carry up to four people; one spot’s for the guide and the other 3 for you and your friends. UTVs can haul more and heavier cargos, thanks to their truck-like bed. They are also broader and more prolonged than ATVs. Some may have up to 6 wheels. One thing is for sure, though. Both the ATV and the UTV have a fantastic suspension system and very aggressive tires. They are full power and full fun!


Your choice will depend on your needs, but if you’re looking for a real adventure, you really can’t go wrong either way. Check out our packages and start planning your off-road adventure.

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