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Ice climbing in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, near Ouray and Telluride


Join a certified mountain guide for a fun and informative 1+ day ice climbing course in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. Based out of either Ouray or Telluride, we will make various ascents using what we learn to improve our ice climbing skills.



1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec




  • Learn useful and necessary ice climbing techniques and skills.
  • Enjoy the unparalleled beauty of Colorado's San Juan Mountains.
  • Unwind with a soak in the natural hot springs each evening.


From South America and Alaska to the Himalayas, ice climbing is a necessary skill for most high-peak mountaineering experiences.

And there are few places better to learn than in the San Juan Mountains of Colorful Colorado!

Over the course of our 1+ days of climbing together, our certified guides will help you improve your ice climbing techniques and get you out on some icefalls as well as frozen waterfalls to test them out.

Nearby to Telluride and Ouray, there are plenty of amazing places to test out our climbing chops, including in the Ouray ice park as well as the Skylight Area.

Just tell us exactly what you are looking for out of this ice climbing experience and we can tailor the perfect itinerary to suit your skill level and goals.

By the end of our time together, we’ll aspire to have you out on some icy slopes in the beautiful San Juan Mountains and may even get the chance to conquer an impressive frozen waterfall.

When we’re not on the ice, enjoy this incredibly beautiful area. Take in the mountain views as much as you can and enjoy a  soak in the soothing natural hot springs at night.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this incredible 1+ day ice climbing course and experience in Colorful Colorado!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you will also enjoy our 2-day mountaineering ascent of Ruth Mountain in the Cascade Range of Washington state!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Please contact us for a price quote.


Meeting point

Either in Telluride or Ouray.

Equipment you will need to bring



Ice axe





Belay device

Watter bottle

Other gear: Please contact us for a complete equipment list.

About the guide

For over 35 years, Mountain Madness has been bringing profound outdoor experiences to trekkers and mountaineers across the globe. We have built a strong foundation of skills and expertise, fueling our passion to impart our wisdom onto other like-minded explorers. Cultivating an enthusiasm for the
outdoors while helping you enjoy the journey and achieve your goals is a dream come true.

Our mission is to provide the best experience possible and to instill a passion for adventure. We value cultural exchange, take pride in facing physical and mental challenges head on, and strive to development wilderness skills that encourage self-discovery without compromising our environment.

Climbing, trekking, and skiing worldwide allows Mountain Madness to guide internationally. Our success and determination have given us worldwide acclaim and reignited our hunger – from Rainier and Baker to Kilimanjaro and Everest, no adventure is too big or too small.

Our guides have extensive training and are AMGA and/or IFMGA-certified guides. We enjoy assisting in all aspects of your trip, from the first conversation to the last goodbye. The collection of activities are endless, with alpinists, trekkers, explorers, mountaineers, and ski tourers on our team. To assist first time explorers and grizzled veterans in finding hidden, everyday wonder is our pleasure.



What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar


Sept 14, 2022

I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!

Niklas Warren


Sept 6, 2022

I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.



Aug 23, 2022

I was looking for a local guide for a hike I was planning and came across Explore-Share. They seemed to have good reviews and so decided to give them a try. The experience was very positive and completely happy with their service. I will be using them again for next trip.

Colin Finnegan


Aug 17, 2022

Easy to set up and find the perfect trip. Informative site that is easy to use. Guides are all great to work with and communicate all arrangements needed. As simple as can be!

Lesley Weber


July 16th, 2022

Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

Richard Scrivener


July 20, 2022

Hello! I have been thoroughly impressed by the service and assistance that explore-share have provided the past couple years in helping to plan my trip to the High Tatras in Poland. I really appreciated the flexibility that they provided in allowing me to rearrange my trip twice owing to covid. They were responsive and communicative throughout. This trip was part of my Stag weekend celebrations and explore-share connected me with an outstanding guide in the form of Marcel - he was an excellent recommendation and we really enjoyed our guided hike in the High Tatras with him. Marcel was an outstanding professional, placed a high focus on preparing well and staying safe, and was also a great guy! Highly recommend. Many thanks and best wishes - Richard

Yvonne Morrison


May 8, 2022

Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another trip!

Mark Stone


April 14, 2022

Great service by explore share. Our guide, Fred, gave us a fantastic day. Totally wild adventure that would be impossible on our own. I’m really impressed. Thank you very much.

James Dempster


March 9, 2022

I can’t recommend this enough. Great service, great price and the on the ground team was top notch. Top marks all round.

Leonardo Rodriguez


March 4, 2022

Everything went very well! Above our expectations! Thanks Explore-Share and Thanks Kiliholidays! Great support from all you! Thanks for the hard work and excellent level of commitment.

Daniel Martinez


Feb 2, 2022

Excellent job making your platform available to all mountain lovers. Our guide Gabrielle was an excellent companion



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