Telluride Via Ferrata—Original Thinkers Group

Mountain Trip is thrilled to partner with Original Thinkers to lead festival participants on Telluride’s famed Via Ferrata.  Also known as the “Krogerata,” in recognition of one of Telluride’s own original thinkers, Chuck Kroger – the visionary for the route, this is not to be missed for anyone with a passion for adventure.  Mountain Trip is the only guide service in southwest Colorado that is currently Accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association, the premier organization for credentialing mountain guides and guide services.

The route starts at the far east end of the Telluride valley, next to the iconic Bridal Veil Falls and traverses close to two miles of extremely exposed cliff via a great single-track trail following a weakness in the 1000+ foot cliffs.  When the trail’s ledge system peters out, we’ll transition to iron rungs bolted into the rock to negotiate our passage.  For the most exposed sections participants clip into steel cables for security against slippage; however, for much of the route, our primary security is from walking deliberately, with additional help from guides trained in the skill of short-rope travel.

This route is not for everyone, but if you are a moderately fit hiker who enjoys the thrill of big air and huge exposure in one of the world’s prettiest mountain regions, we would love to help you experience the Telluride Via Ferrata.  More details and photos can be found on our Via Ferrata web page.

We are offering three departure times for each day of the Original Thinkers festival.  Please note that we are offering discounted pricing for Original Thinkers, which can only be accessed by registering via the links below.

Register for the Telluride Via Ferrata:

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