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

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.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip



  • 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.

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Price per person

Group of 1
400 USD

Group of 2
200 USD

Group of 3
130 USD

Group of 4
100 USD

Group of 5
80 USD

Group of 6
65 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point



There are several comfortable accommodation options in Vail that we would be happy to recommend to you.


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