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Colorado Climbing & Skiing Programs

Rocky Mountain NP, the San Juan Backcountry, and Ouray Ice

In Colorado, American Alpine Institute holds a concession to operate year-round in Rocky Mountain National Park, running Long's Peak ascents, guided rock climbs, and mountaineering courses. In southern Colorado's San Juans, the institute operates during the winter months, with guided skiing, mountaineering, and ice climbing courses in the Ouray Ice Park and the surrounding mountains.


United States - Colorado

Rocky Mountain NP, the San Juan Backcountry, and Ouray Ice

Guided Programs - Custom Trips

Group Summit Climb


  • Alpine Rock Climbing
    A climber works up the fantastic North Ridge of Lone Pine Peak (5.5, III). Photo by Mike Powers

    Alpine Rock Climbing

    Some of the most inspirational and beautiful lines in North America may be found on remote, high and wild alpine peaks. The first part of this two-part program introduces climbers to the art of alpine rock climbing. The second part expands on the knowledge presented in the first part and provides climbers with the skills and techniques to lead their own alpine rock routes.

    • Location:Sierra Nevada, CA; Rocky Mountain NP, CO
    • Season:May - September
    • Length:6 or 12 days
    • Cost:$1390 ($2590 for Parts 1 and 2)
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