Telluride Via Ferrata
Get a taste of Europe right here in Telluride!
For a breathtaking and blood-pumping scenic adventure, look no further than the Telluride Via Ferrata. The route precariously traverses rock faces up to 600 feet above the forest below, exhilaratingly exposed in sections that would be impassable without the steel cables and scattered steel holds along the way. The Telluride Via Ferrata provides unmatched views of Bridal Veil Falls (the highest free falling waterfall in Colorado) the town of Telluride far below, and the surrounding peaks of the San Juan mountains.
Think of it as a hike along a sheer cliff, with steel rungs to hold onto when the going gets steep. This guided service of Telluride via Ferrata is a perfect adventure for visitors of a wide range of abilities, albeit not particularly for those who have a fear of heights.
“Via ferrata” is Italian for “the iron way.” The original via ferratas were developed during WWI on the Italian and Austrian border to move troops through the technical terrain. Here in Telluride, our via ferrata allows access to amazing alpine terrain and stands as a tribute to one of its creators, the late Chuck Kroger, a local climbing legend.
Bring the whole family for a five-star day trip or to add to the challenge by taking a direct, multi-pitch rock climb to join the Via Ferrata. This option adds some real technical climbing for those looking for a bit more of a challenge. Whichever variation you choose, our experienced and highly trained guides will make sure it’s an enjoyable and memorable experience for all. Mountain Trip provides all technical equipment necessary to traverse the route, including, helmets, harnesses, and specialized Via Ferrata lanyards.
***CONDITIONS UPDATE June 12, 2018: The route is open and in great shape!! The Telluride area has not been affected by the forest fires and is still open to access.