Telluride’s Local Mountain Guides

Join Telluride’s only American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) accredited guide service—committed to high standards of training and professionalism—for ice climbing, backcountry skiing/splitboarding, avalanche education and mountaineering courses. Choose your dream trip and let Mountain Trip help make it a reality!

Welcome to our Home in Beautiful Telluride, Colorado

Located in the southwest corner of the state, where the southern San Juan Mountains drop off to the desert country of southeast Utah, we have many lifetimes of adventure to pursue right outside Mountain Trip HQ. If your travel plans bring you to Telluride, or if you are looking to experience one of the most stunning regions in the U.S., we would love to enhance your trip by helping you access some of the excitement and beauty for which the area is world renowned.

Mountain Trip is well known for guiding big expeditions around the world and on the Seven Summits, including 20-plus yearly expeditions to Denali in Alaska, as well as expeditions to Mount Everest. Our home office for all of these worldwide adventures is located in downtown Telluride in the heart of the San Juans. We bring our high standards of guiding around the world to our local program and provide exceptional client experiences in the mountains we call home.

Ice Climbing | Backcountry Skiing/Splitboarding | Avalanche Education | Mountaineering Courses

Mountain Trip is permitted to guide in the Gunnison and Uncompahgre National Forest and in the world famous Ouray Ice Park. Mountain Trip is an authorized concessionaire of Denali National Park.


Mountain Trip is an AMGA Accredited Guide Service

What does AMGA accredited business mean for you? It means that Mountain Trip has committed to operating at high technical standards and guides receive training through the American Mountain Guides Association and our company. You can rest assured that your guides are operating at a high level of professionalism and have received appropriate training for the activity and terrain in which they are guiding. The AMGA is the U.S. member of the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA), insuring that U.S. guides are trained and operating at an internationally recognized standard.

Established in 1986, the AMGA Accreditation Program endorses guide services, climbing programs, and/or school or university outdoor programs that offer climbing instruction, guided climbing or skiing services. Accreditation provides a consistent standard for judging the reliability and professionalism of a climbing service by ensuring it:

  • Conforms to industry standards.
  • Guarantees rigorous and uniform guide training.
  • Is compliant with state and federal law.
  • Promotes ethical business practices.

Accredited AMGA businesses are:

  • Committed to high technical standards, strong programs, and a quality staff of engaging climbing instructors and guides.
  • Have AMGA certified or trained guides on staff.
  • Encourage our guides to pursue AMGA certification, provide mentoring, and support staff through the AMGA training process.
  • Conduct annual terrain-specific trainings, utilizing AMGA certified staff members.


Stop by and say Hello to Telluride’s Local Mountain Guides

Mountain Trip Sign Telluride, COOur office is right on Main Street (Colorado Ave) in downtown Telluride!

Mountain Trip HQ
135 W. Colorado Ave, Unit #2a
Telluride, CO 81435

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