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Guided Mountaineering Tours in Colorado

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Guided Mountaineering Tours in Colorado

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Colorado Adventure Guides offers guided mountaineering tours based out of Summit County, CO. Are you looking for more than just a hike? Want to attempt a spicier alternative route to 14,000ft? Our guides have years of experience climbing our mountains year round. Whether you choose to climb one of our more modest local peaks or want to tackle a 14er, we have you covered.

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Colorado Mountaineering Tours

Giver' a go on one of our classic ridge traverses

Join Colorado Adventure Guides on of our classic mountaineering ridge traverses. All of our mountaineering routes are full day (8hr) to full day plus (8-12hr) excursions. All of our trips will include scrambling on terrain of at least 3rd class nature and so we do have a requirement that clients have previous scrambling or rock climbing experience. Read below to check out some of our highlighted trips.

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Quandary Peak - West Ridge
Guided Mountaineering Traverse in Colorado

Want to skip the crowds on a popular Colorado 14er? Join us on the West Ridge route to add a little solitude with a sprinkle of spice on this classic 14er class 3 ridge traverse. After the summit you will take the more popular East ridge back down to the trailhead.

Details

Difficulty:   Difficult (Level 4)

Duration: Full Day

Guides: 1 guide to 3 guests

Meeting Time: Guide’s decision based on weather forecast

Meeting Location: Guide will call with meeting location

What We Provide: Professional guide with a fun and educational experience. Backpack, poles, ice axe, and climbing gear available upon request

Rates
  • 1 person – $525 pp
  • 2 people – $325 pp
  • 3 people – $275 pp
  • 4-5 people – Call for rates
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Torreys Peak - Kelso Ridge
Guided Mountaineering Tour in Summit County

Torreys via Kelso ridge is an exciting alternative to the more popular standard route with some fun class 3 scrambling including an exciting knife ridge section. This peak sees tens of thousands of hikers per year because of the proximity to Denver and relatively easy hiking. Kelso Ridge, a class 3 ridge with medium exposure, is a nice alternative to the extremely busy standard route up this mountains.

Details

Difficulty:   Difficult (Level 4)

Duration: Full Day

Guides: 1 guide to 3 guests

Meeting Time: Guide’s decision based on weather forecast

Meeting Location: Guide will call with meeting location

What We Provide: Professional guide with a fun and educational experience. Backpack, poles, ice axe, and climbing gear available upon request

Rates
  • 1 person – $525 pp
  • 2 people – $325 pp
  • 3 people – $275 pp
  • 4-5 people – Call for rates
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Black Mountain Traverse - Lenawee to Grizzly
Guided Mountaineering Trip in Colorado

Also known as the “Arapahoe Basin Traverse”, this intermediate mountaineering route along the Continental Divide will cover 3 prominent peaks (Lenawee, Black Mountain, and Grizzly Peak) and harnesses scrambling rated from 3rd class up to low 5th class.

Details

Difficulty:   Difficult (Level 4)

Duration: Full Day

Guides: 1 guide to 3 guests

Meeting Time: Guide’s decision based on weather forecast

Meeting Location: Guide will call with meeting location

What We Provide: Professional guide with a fun and educational experience. Backpack, poles, ice axe, and climbing gear available upon request

Rates
  • 1 person – $525 pp
  • 2 people – $325 pp
  • 3 people – $275 pp
  • 4-5 people – Call for rates
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Ten Mile Traverse - Peaks 1-10
Iconic Mountaineering Traverse in Colorado

This one packs some punch! The Tenmile Traverse from Frisco to Breckenridge is a classic high-alpine route in Summit County, with 8,500 feet of climbing over 14.5 miles. After reaching the summit of Peak One (12,805 feet), the route never drops below 12,000 feet before ending at Peak 10 (13,640 feet). Don’t want to go the distance? Do the half traverse to Peak 5 and still enjoy the best of the more technical terrain!

Details

Difficulty:   Difficult to Very Difficult (Level 4/5)

Duration: Full Day

Guides: 1 to 3 guides

Meeting Time: Guide’s decision based on weather forecast

Meeting Location: Guide will call with meeting location

What We Provide: Professional guide with a fun and educational experience. Backpack, poles, ice axe, and climbing gear available upon request

Rates
  • 1 person – $525 pp
  • 2 people – $325 pp
  • 3 people – $275 pp
  • 4-5 people – Call for rates
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General Info

Prerequisites

All of our trips will include scrambling on terrain of at least 3rd class nature and so we do have a requirement that clients have previous scrambling or rock climbing experience. Our mountaineering trips are very demanding days and you must be able to travel long distances with extended times of exposure.

Required Equipment

Helmet

Medium sized backpack (approx. 40L)

Sturdy Mountaineering Boots

Climbing Gear (helmet, harness, crampons, tools)

Local Accommodations

Joining CAG for a Summit based adventure? Check out our partners at The Pad, Silverthorne’s first boutique hotel/hostel, centrally-located along the Blue River, in the heart of Colorado ski country. Built for the modern traveler, their affordable, yet high-amenity, lodging in beautiful Summit County, Colorado allows our guests to prioritize experience, adventure and to focus their spending on activities and experiences in the Rocky Mountains and our community. Just ask the folks at CAG for details or click the button below for 10% off your stay!

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Price Includes

Local qualified and professional Guides

A 4:1 maximum instructor to student ratio

All climbing gear included

Price Does Not Include
  • Air­fare
  • Accommodations
  • Trans­porta­tion to and from designated meeting place
  • Food
  • Clothing and gear (see FAQ for recommendations)
  • Guide gra­tu­ities
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads)
Reschedule/Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be honored for cancellations with more than 48 HOURS prior notice to a trip start time. An administrative fee of 10% will be assessed for all cancellations.

Rescheduling will be honored with more than 48 HOURS prior notice to trip start date. An administrative fee of 10% will be assessed for all rescheduling. This allows us the time to contact those who have been put on the wait-list.

All activities are Rain or Shine. In case of operator cancellation due to adverse or unsafe conditions prior to start time, first the operator will attempt to reschedule. If rescheduling is not possible, the client will receive a full refund. Operator, including guides in the field, reserve the right to shorten or reroute activity in the case of unmanageable hazards or inability of guest to complete the objective. Completion of objective-based routes is not guaranteed.

COVID-19 Policies

We are cognizant that COVID-19 remains problematic, and we are instituting safety policies for our students/clients, guides, and staff. We will continue to follow all Local, State, and CDC health guidelines throughout the season and as such our COVID policy is subject to change. Please check our COVID-19 page for the most up to date information for your trip or course.

Frequently Asked Questions

How physically fit do I need to be for this course?

Colorado Adventure Guides is priority is keeping our patrons and students safe. Our instructors are trained to recognize potentially hazardous situations in the backcountry; they plan and operate accordingly. Prior to the start of any course or backcountry trip you will be asked to complete a brief health history. The failure to disclose pertinent information on the health history form could result in serious harm, even death, to the signing participant, other guests and/or the guide. All information submitted is completely confidential; it is for the guide’s use and would only be shared in the event of an emergency with medical and/or rescue personnel directly caring for the guest. This can be a physically demanding activity, and your ability to enjoy the adventure depends on your health and fitness, thus it’s recommended that you are in good physical condition.

What if I would like to join a group outing?

All of our mountaineering trips are booked private and custom and priced accordingly. If you are looking for a group trip option please contact us to see if we have any group trips available on the schedule.

When and how do I meet up with the guide?

For field based trips clients will be encouraged to utilize our CAG Company vans or to carpool to help alleviate trailhead overcrowding. Your instructor/guide will contact you with more details at least 48 hours prior to the date of your trip that will include meeting time and location.

Should I tip my instructor?

Your instructors work hard before, during, and after your course to provide you with a great experience and while not expected, gratuities are always highly appreciated and if you had a safe, educational, and fun experience. Gratuities typically range from 15-20%.

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204 Ryan Gulch Rd Silverthorne, CO 80498

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