Telluride and Ouray’s Local Mountain Guides

Telluride and Ouray’s Local Mountain Guides | Mountain Trip Guide Service | San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Join Telluride’s only American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) accredited guide service—committed to high standards of training and professionalism—for the famous Telluride Via Ferrata and Ouray Via Ferrata, 14er and 13er peak ascents, single-pitch and multi-pitch rock climbing, high-alpine trekking, the new Via Ferrata Triple Crown, ice climbing, backcountry skiing, and avalanche courses. Choose your dream trip and let Mountain Trip help make it a reality!

Welcome to our Home in the Beautiful San Juan Mountains of 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 Ouray, 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 Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Mount Vinson, and Mount Everest. Our home office for all of these worldwide adventures is located in downtown Telluride—with a satellite office in Ouray—in the heart of the San Juans. We bring our high standards of guiding around the world to our Colorado Program and provide exceptional client experiences in the mountains we call home.

Summer Trips: Telluride Via Ferrata,  Ouray Via FerrataVia Ferrata Triple CrownRock ClimbingPeak AscentsTrekking

Winter Trips: Ice Climbing, Backcountry Skiing, Avalanche Education

Mountain Trip is an authorized mountain guiding concessionaire of Denali National Park, a sub-concessionaire of Ouray Ice Park, and is permitted to guide in the San Juan & Uncompahgre National Forests.

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!

Mountain Trip Sign Telluride, COWe have two office locations in the San Juans!

Telluride Office
135 W. Colorado Ave, #2a
Telluride, CO 81435

Ouray Office
801 Main Street
Ouray, CO 81427

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