Discover the Peaks of the San Juans

Mountaineering in Telluride

How many times have you looked up at the majestic peaks surrounding Telluride and wondered what it would take to earn their summits? 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 be a fabulous reminder of your Telluride Adventure!

For the ultimate adventure, combine an overnighter with climbing a 14-er.

We have chosen these technical and non-technical peaks because they represent the best our region offers—however, others may be available upon request.

Summiting a 14er

We have teamed up with Life Feeling Photography, a U.S. Forest Service fully-permitted adventure photographer. Contact Matt Kroll at www.lifefeelingphotography.com so you can go home with professional photos of your Telluride adventure.

TELLURIDE FOURTEENERS
El Diente
Mount Wilson
Wilson Peak

TECHNICAL PEAKS
Wilson Peak
Mount Wilson
El Diente
Lizard Head
Chimney
Pilot Knob
Dallas Peak
South Lookout
U.S. Grant

NON TECHNICAL PEAKS
Ajax
Ballard Peak
Fuller Peak
Palmyra Peak
Vermillion
Whipple Mountain

ADVENTURE LEVEL
Half-day – Full Day
Beginner – Advanced

INCLUDED
Ropes, Helmets, Harness

AGES
All Ages

AMENITIES
Lunch included on full-day excursions

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Non-Technical Peak Ascent 
Private

$125.00 per/person [4+ clients] $150.00 per/person [2-3 clients] $275.00 [single client] 

Gain the summit of some our region’s most prominent peaks by simply walking to the top. Join us for a moderate hike or something a bit more strenuous if you like. Either way you will have the opportunity to indulge in some of the best views of the Telluride valley and surrounding area. There is no better way to have a true alpine experience.

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Technical Peak Ascent
Private

$225.00 per/person [4+ clients]
$275.00 
per/person [ 2-3 clients]
$450.00 
[ single client ]

Join our expert guides for a unique alpine adventure that incorporates elements of rock climbing and/or snow climbing as well as a variety of technical mountaineering skills. Some experience may be required for these peaks, so you may want to join us for a day or two of rock climbing before you venture out.

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Mountaineering Skills Clinic 
Private


$325.00
 [per single client]

In order to be able to climb many of Colorado ‘s peaks in the summer, you need to have a basic understanding of how to travel across snow or ropes. In this clinic, your instructor will teach you how to effectively use an ice axe, self-arrest techniques and climbing skills. And what better way to cool off on a hot summer day!

Mountaineering Camps 
Private

Adult Mountaineering Camps
3-day Trip $425.00 per person
5-day Trip $650.00 per person

Our three and five day Mountaineering Camps are designed to provide you with an opportunity to gain the skills necessary to travel safely in the mountains. You will learn the fundamentals of moving through mountain terrain, how to use technical mountaineering equipment including ropes and belay techniques, and how to travel safely across snow using ice axes and/or crampons. Your experience culminates in an ascent of one of our region’s most majestic peaks!

Teen Mountaineering Camps
3-Day Camps: $375.00 per teenager
5-Day Camps: $550.00 per teenager 

Modeled after our Adult Mountaineering Camps, our three day Teen Mountaineering Camps offer your teen a chance to meet other young folks while learning valuable life skills. These programs are designed to provide your teenager with an opportunity to gain the skills necessary to travel safely in the mountains. They’ll learn the fundamentals of moving through mountain terrain, how to use technical mountaineering equipment including ropes and belay techniques, and how to travel safely across snow using ice axes and/or crampons. Your teenager’s experience culminates in an ascent of one of our region’s most majestic peaks!