Telluride Peak Ascents – The San Juan Mountains
Home to over a dozen peaks over 14,000 feet, and 300 peaks over 13,000 feet, the San Juans, directly out the back door of Mountain Trip HQ in Telluride are undoubtedly the finest range in the state for mountaineering.
Join us for a foray into the wild or allow us to help you tick off some of your list of 13ers and 14ers!
Mountain Trip is permitted by the US Forest Service to guide on the famed Wilson group (Mt. Wilson, Wilson Peak and El Diente). Additionally, we offer trips up a number of the Centennial 13ers, including Dallas, Vermillion and Gladstone Peaks. Also in our backyard is the very challenging Lizard Head Peak, which requires 5th class rock climbing to reach its 13,113′ summit.
Peak ascents require, at minimum, a full day’s effort. During the monsoon season we will try to start before sunrise to beat the rain that often falls in the afternoon and to ensure us a good crack at the summit. Many of these peaks can be linked together in a longer trip offering a great deal of time in the alpine above timberline with great views of the surrounding areas.