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Rock climbing day in Rifle Mountain Park, near Aspen

Come with a certified guide to the canyons near Aspen for a guided rock climbing program in Rifle Mountain Park and experience the vertical thrills of the Colorado Rockies.

Mountain RangeRockies
Duration1 day
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelAll Levels
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate


  • Enjoy some classic climbs with a wide range of difficulty.

  • Learn techniques and tricks from a knowledgeable certified guide.

  • Experience the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Aspen in a whole new way.


Head for the Rockies of Colorado and spend a day climbing the canyons of Rifle Mountain Park! This guided program just outside of Aspen is loaded with fun for everyone, offering more than 400 climbs for athletes of all levels in the stunning elevated paradise of North America’s geological masterpiece!

Rifle Mountain Park is located to the northwest of Aspen, a peaceful outdoor paradise with fishing, hiking, and rock climbing activities. Known for the serene wilderness that surrounds it, the park has plenty of parking with easy access just north of Interstate 70 in the flattop region of Colorado.

The entire area has more than 400 climbs available, suitable for first-timers and grizzled veterans alike. Your program will begin early in the morning to take advantage of a full day in the quiet nature of Rifle Mountain and give you a taste of its accessible yet remote countryside.

Some of the common climbs include Rumor Has It and Do the Mashed Potato (5.7-graded climb), the former having been a popular draw for climbers since the 1980s. The Sno Cone Wall features roughly 20 climbs ranging from 5.6 to 5.12, so you can choose from a wide spectrum of fun and challenging routes. Check out Doctor’s Orders (5.6) and Straight Man (5.9/5.10a) for particularly satisfying climbs. There should be time to enjoy a few runs, as well as an option to hike to the top of Rifle Canyon and rappel down 150 feet from the rim, taking in the breathtaking scenery as you descend.

There are also a number of hikes in the area if you want to parlay your climbing day into a full-on adventure. Rifle Creek also flows into a fish hatchery responsible for 40% of Colorado’s trout population. The area is also home to incredible waterfalls at Rifle Falls State Park and ice caves that stay frozen into early summer.

Book this amazing guided rock climbing program outside of Aspen NOW and admire the Colorado Rockies on a day climbing in Rifle Mountain Park!

We can also try a half-day program rock climbing in Vail!


Meeting point

Most programs meet in Rifle Mountain Park, but itineraries can be flexible. Contact me upon booking to confirm our meeting location.


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Discover Ski Country USA with one of the certified guides in our team. Come explore the Rocky Mountains with a local guide.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 413 each

Group of 2

USD 207 each

Group of 3

USD 135 each

Group of 4

USD 104 each

Group of 5

USD 83 each

Group of 6

USD 70 each

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- Guiding fee

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