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Ice climbing day in Rifle Mountain Park, near Glenwood Springs

Join AMGA-certified guide Mike at Rifle Mountain Park near Glenwood Springs for a thrilling day of ice climbing in the unparalleled Colorado Rockies and improve your skills and abilities as a climber and mountaineer on a guided ice climbing program.






1 Day


Jan - Mar, Dec






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Based on 1 reviews

  • Take in the amazing scenery of Rifle Mountain Park.
  • Spend 7-8 hours on the ice falls of the Rocky Mountains.
  • Learn valuable techniques from a certified local guide.
  • Vastly improve your ice climbing abilities through focus instruction.


Visit one of the most famous ice climbing destinations for a day of quality ascents in the Colorado Rockies! This guided program takes you to the incomparable Rifle Mountain Park near Glenwood Springs where ice climbing has long been associated with the breathtaking frozen waterfalls and exhilarating icy ascents!

Rifle Mountain Park, located in the Colorado Rockies just outside of Glenwood Springs, is in the heart of the United States. The area has long been a go-to destination for winter sports, and ice climbing has long been sought after by ice climbers before the sport had gained any traction. Tucked away from the beaten path, it enjoys a relatively less trafficked routes than other places in Colorado.

Our program is designed to cover the skills and techniques of the growing sport, taking advantage of the beauty of the setting for practical lessons. I will show you basic ice climbing equipment use, route selection, safety considerations, and so much more. This is a great way for you to improve as a climber and refine your skills on the ice.

Rifle Mountain Park has enough routes to keep you occupied for a day, with steep ice curtains forming naturally in a variety of ways each season. The terrain and the atmosphere can add extra objectives and hazards that are vital to building a solid foundation for the sport. Climbs can form differently, but are generally easily accessible and lots of fun. Their difficulty ranges from Grade WI 4 to Grade WI 6.

Anyone who wants to take their climbing abilities to the next level is encouraged to join this program. While the routes may be challenging, there are basics that everyone can learn for a beneficial day on the ice. The course lasts seven to eight hours, so you should be prepared for a full day of climbing.

Book this incredible ice climbing day in Rifle Mountain Park NOW and discover the stunning landscape around Glenwood Springs and the magical Rocky Mountains of Colorado!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price includes the guiding fee, boots, crampons, ice tools, and necessary climbing gear.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking

About the guide: Mike

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Rock Guide

I have climbed extensively throughout North America since 1997 and have been involved in instructing and guiding climbers since 1999. With notable ascents of famed rock climbs like El Cap and over 250 first ascents in Colorado and Utah, I have made climbing a big part of my life and I'm always eager to share that love with others.

I have been a member of the American Mountain Guides Association since 2003. I am a Certified Rock Guide and Single Pitch Instructor Assistant Provider in addition to successfully completing the Alpine Guide and Ice Instructor Courses.

I guide rock, alpine and ice routes throughout Colorado, Utah and the western United States. Some of my favorite places to guide are the high alpine peaks of the Aspen area, the desert rock climbing areas of Moab and Grand Junction as well as ice climbing in western Colorado.

I am active with the American Safe Climbing Association and have rebolted hundreds of bolts and helped maintain dozens of routes in Colorado and Utah.

During the school year I teach rock and ice climbing, canyoneering and climbing self rescue courses for Colorado Mountain College. I also teach wilderness medicine for Desert Mountain Medicine throughout the year.





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What people are saying about this trip



Awesome! Mike was fabulous and would recommend him to anyone interested in doing the same. I would say that the process to get a reservation felt like it took a while - would've been nice if there was a FAQs to describe what to expect during the day of the trip. Also, a number to contact for more information rather than just chat would be great. Overall, loved it and would do it again.

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