Telluride Via Ferrata
For a breathtaking, unique 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 on a trail that goes 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. Five dollars from every guest’s trip will be donated to the Telluride Mountain Club to support their ongoing maintenance of the route as part of our participation in the Via Ferrata Sustainability Fund.
“Via ferrata” is Italian for “iron way.” The original via ferratas were developed during WWI on the Italian and Austrian border to move troops through exposed, high-mountain terrain. Here in Telluride, our Telluride Via Ferrata allows access to amazing alpine vistas and stands as a tribute to its visionary, 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 ensure an enjoyable and memorable experience. Mountain Trip provides all technical equipment necessary to traverse the route, including, helmets, harnesses, and specialized, load-limiting via ferrata lanyards. Please inquire about the option to make the day a bit more challenging and technical with a multi-pitch climb to reach the route.