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Handies Peak, 1-day Winter ascent, starting from Vail

Handies Peak, 1-day Winter ascent, starting from Vail | undefined

Spend a full day climbing to the summit of Handies Peak, during the winter season, beginning in Vail, Colorado, with one of our certified guides.



1 Day

Jan - Mar, Dec




* Spend a full day climbing to the top of Handies Peak in the Colorado Rockies.

* Enjoy the views of nature from the summit, with no civilization in sight.

* Located near the town of Vail.


Located in the San Juan range within the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Handies Peak (4,285m) is the 41st highest peak in the state. It is a tremendous mountain and is also positioned near the town of Vail. And, for a full day, we would like to guide you to the summit of this magnificent peak.

One of the best parts of climbing Handies Peak is its incredible summit. Well known for its remoteness, from the top of the peak, you will not be able to see anything resembling civilization. Not a building, not even a sign can be a sign. Instead, all you will get to gaze upon is the endless, vast beauty of the peak’s natural surroundings. It will definitely take your breath away.

There are two commonly used trail heads that will take you to the stunning summit of Handies Peak. Those trail heads are the American Basin trail head and the Grizzly Gulch trail head. Each option offers its own unique experience, but they both will provide you with a memorable experience, full of fantastic views.

In order to participate on this trip, you should be in good physical condition. It is also advantageous if you have prior experience as well.

The opportunity to scale a mountain like Handies Peak in just a single day is an opportunity anybody who loves the outdoors should never pass up. So, if that sounds like an adventure you would like to embark on, just send us a request. We know you’ll have an amazing time.

Would you like to climb to the summit of another great peak in the Colorado Rockies, near Vail? Then join us on this full day expedition to the top of Mount Arkansas.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

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E-S Adventure Guides



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One of our certified guides will take you skiing and climbing to some of the best spots in North America. In the USA we offer trips in California, Colorado, Maine, Alaska, Oregon, Arizona, Washington, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Vermont. And in Canada, you'll find tours in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.



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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides



Great guides and great snow!



Will was great wise and fun to spend the day with.



Guide cancelled within 48 hrs and I was unable to find someone else and so far I’ve not been refunded. Put a small dent in my otherwise great trip to Revelstoke.



All perfect



Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned alot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!

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