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Ice Climbing in Ouray, Silverton, Telluride and the San Juan Mountains

Guided Ice Climbing Trips and Ice Climbing Courses

Okay, we’ll just say it: the ice climbing in Ouray, Colorado and the surrounding San Juan Mountains is simply spectacular! With the world famous Ouray Ice Park, legendary backcountry climbs, and remarkable sunny weather, ice climbing in Ouray is the best of the best.  And the hot springs!  There is nothing quite like a soak in Ouray’s famous hot springs after a day on the ice.  We offer half day, full day, and multi-day guided ice climbing trips and instructional ice climbing courses that will help you learn the sport of ice climbing in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. We also offer high level guided ascents of acclaimed routes like Stairway to Heaven, Ames Ice Hose, Birdbrain Boulevard, and Bridal Veil Falls.

AMGA Certified Instructors and Guides

We are the only ice climbing guide service in the area with an entire staff of AMGA certified instructors and guides. Our staff consists of highly qualified ice climbing guides with decades of experience amongst them.  They are also friendly, courteous professionals with a passion for helping you build your skills.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

All of our guided ice climbing programs are backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don’t have a great day, we’ll provide you with a complimentary day free of charge.  We provide Exceptional Experiences, Every Time.

  • Guided ice climbing and backcountry ice climbing on The Skylight in Ouray, Colorado
  • Intro Ice Climbing Course on the ice
  • Guided ice climbing on a Backcountry Ice Climbing Course on Horsetail Falls

The Peak Mountain Guides Difference


Exceptional Experiences, Every Time

We are a 5-Star rated business on Google, Yelp, and TripAdvisor. We are dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism, client care, and customer service.

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100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We provide exceptional outdoor experiences, every time. If you are not satisfied at the end of your trip, we will provide you with a complimentary day free of charge.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Exclusively AMGA Certified Instructors & Guides

We are one of the only guide services in the country with an entire staff of instructors and guides who are certified by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA). You are in good hands when you adventure with us.

Dan Zokaites

Dan is an AMGA certified Rock, Alpine, and Ski Guide.  


Josh Hirshberg

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Josh is an AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor.


Angela Hawse

Angela is an AMGA Certified Rock, Alpine, and Ski Guide.


Marc Ripperger

Marc is an AMGA Certified Rock and Alpine Guide.