Time to get excited… It is winter and we are open for business! If you’re ready to experience one of the most thrilling outdoor activities in the San Juan Mountains, then we want to take you ice climbing in Telluride!

Ice Climbing

Ice climbing is one of our most sought-after trips at Telluride Adventures. With expert guides and a wide range of climbing opportunities, we make it easy for you to accept (and conquer!) this unforgettable winter challenge. There is nothing quite like climbing a frozen waterfall.

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We will start by giving you detailed directions to the stunning Ames Valley, a popular climbing area just fifteen minutes from Telluride. Or, if you prefer, we will meet you at your lodging and lead you on the scenic journey south.

Once at the trailhead, our professional guides will fit you with essential ice climbing gear: ropes, lanyards, ice axes, boots, crampons, helmets, and harnesses.

After a short hike through the woods, you will reach the ice.

At the base of Ames Falls, we will give you a safety overview and demonstration of the half-mile ascent. You will learn how to climb, belay, and appropriately use all of our technical equipment.

Whether or not you reach the top, ice climbing will give you a sense of accomplishment like no other. It offers incredible views, a great workout, and an overall experience that you will never forget!

With both full-day and half-day options, as well as additional climbing locations to match all skill levels, we can provide an ice climbing adventure for everyone. We encourage you to check out current ice climbing conditions in the Telluride area here. As always, please feel free to reach out to us for more info!

Other Winter Adventures

Ice climbing isn’t our only exciting winter activity. We offer a variety of excursions for people of all ages and abilities. Some of our favorites include:

Backcountry Nordic Skiing: venture off the beaten path with this traditional form of cross-country skiing.

Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding: safely experience amazing untouched tracks with an expert mountain guide.

Fat Tire Bike Touring: explore different types of snowy terrain on a bike with five inch wide tires.

Snowshoe Tours: enjoy the mountains while learning about the history of the Telluride region. We offer special outings for kids too!

No matter which winter tour you choose, we can’t wait to help you experience it! Contact us today to book your upcoming Telluride adventure!

COVID-19 Information

Your safety and wellbeing is of the utmost importance to us. Please review our COVID-19 Policies in advance of your booking. During this unprecedented time, we are unable to provide food or transportation for guests. Please bring a face covering and your own hand sanitizer on all excursions. We also request that you provide any applicable gear, if you have it. Your cooperation is appreciated as we navigate our way through these ever-changing circumstances. Please call us to discuss any questions or concerns. We look forward to adventuring with you!