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Summer Adventures in Telluride Colorado!

We offer Summer adventures in rock climbing, Via Ferrata, mountaineering, hiking, backpacking, and camping. Or, join us for our fabulous kids’ camps, inspiring women’s specific adventures, personal growth adventures, challenging survival skills courses and cutting-edge mountaineering. With the guidance of expert instructors and naturalists, participants in our programs gain an appreciation for the rich natural and cultural history of Telluride, Colorado’s majestic San Juan Mountains. San Juan Outdoor Adventures provides the industry’s highest quality instruction in a supportive learning environment and creates a nurturing and comfortable outdoor experience for people of all ages and abilities.

Rock Climbing Adventure

Our rock climbing trips are the San Juan Outdoor Adventures’ signature experience. Designed for all ages and abilities from 4 year-olds to seasoned mountaineers, our Telluride rock climbing adventures give you the chance to try out your spider skills on real alpine rock. Even if you’ve never entertained the idea of getting vertical, consider this we offer comfortable first-time climbing experiences for even our most timid guests.



A via ferrata (Italian for “road of iron”) or klettersteig (German for “climbing path”) is a mountain route which is equipped with fixed cables, stemples, ladders, and or bridges.  Telluride’s Via Ferrata is a thrilling technical hike along the east end of the Telluride canyon, offering spectacular views of Bridal Veil Falls and the Telluride Valley.

Together, we support the Telluride Via Ferrata Sustainability Fund.

Mountaineering Summer Adventure


Colorado Mountaineering is at the heart of the Telluride experience, ask any local. Join us for peak ascents, from casual walk-ups to technical snow/couloir/rock climbs. Your summit photo will look great on your wall and will be a fabulous reminder of your Adventure!

Hiking in Telluride in Summer

Hiking around Telluride’s beautiful San Juan Mountains is the quintessential wilderness adventure. You’ll walk through exquisite high alpine basins blanketed in wildflowers a midst high summits and crystal clear streams. We design an outing that suits your needs, from gentle walks to power hikes. Our expert naturalist guides will teach you about the natural and cultural history of the area while providing you with a fun and comfortable mountain adventure.

Backpacking and Camping Adventure in Telluride in Summer

Let us show you how wonderful Telluride’s wilderness can be in the Summer! An overnight or multi-day camping or backpacking trip allows you to get further into Telluride’s luscious summer wilderness and sleep amidst towering peaks, high alpine lakes and trickling streams. Your guides will provide you with gourmet backcountry fare and you will have the chance to be a part of the outdoors from sunrise to sunset.

*New*  This year we have teamed up with Life Feeling Photography. A USDS fully permitted Adventure Photographer. Contact Matt Kroll at www.lifefeelingphotography.com so you can go home with professional photos of your Telluride Adventure.