The San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado are home to some of the most inspiring and classic ice routes in the US. Whether you are new to the sport and seeking instruction or a seasoned alpinist, we’d love to help you experience the beautiful ice surrounding Telluride and Ouray.
Join Mountain Trip, the only AMGA Certified Guide Service in southwestern Colorado, for a day of ice climbing around Telluride or Ouray. Climbing ice is an unmatched alpine pursuit and a spectacular experience for first-timers and seasoned climbers alike.
Mountain Trip is permitted to guide in the world-famous Ouray Ice Park, a unique venue hosts over 200 man-made ice routes located in the stunning Uncompahgre Gorge steps from downtown Ouray. Most routes are less than a 15-minute walk from the Park entrance. Routes are farmed from water pipes above the gorge, keeping them in near-perfect condition throughout the winter season. The Park even features a beginner’s area, a perfect pitch for children, which makes it an ideal outing for the whole family.
Also known as “Little Switzerland,” Ouray is not only a Mecca for ice climbing, but is also famous for its many hot springs. With easy access, routes of all grades in the Ice Park and hot springs to relax in after climbing, Ouray is one of the best places in the world to learn how to ice climb.
Mountain Trip holds US Forest Service Permits to guide ice routes outside of Ouray, Silverton and Telluride, where we have access to alpine climbing routes that range anywhere from intermediate to expert, from 100’ to 1,200 feet long.
We provide instruction in the latest techniques that will help you push yourself and improve as a climber and can accompany you on high, challenging routes. Emphasis on efficiency and how to organize your systems will help you build a foundation, which will help prepare you for your next big route or just help you have more fun.
Mountain Trip will provide all the necessary technical climbing equipment to all climbers, unless you would prefer to use your own. We make sure that all equipment that we provide to our climbers is top-of-the-line and the most technology available.