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Completed in the Spring of 2020, the Ouray Via Ferrata is one of Colorado’s latest and most exciting adventure routes. The 4,000+ft route along the Uncompahgre river was designed by a team of experienced engineers and local climbing professionals. It shows that the distinctive blend of climbs and descents, narrow rock ledges and cable traverses make for a challenging but highly engaging and rewarding Via Ferrata. And you can’t forget the highlight of the trip — the 75-foot “Skybridge”. This ladder bridge at the North end of the route is unique to Ouray’s Via Ferrata and is something every self-proclaimed outdoors adventurer must experience.
Have a go at Colorado’s newest thrilling adventure route
Revel in the Uncompahgre Gorge’s scenic vistas
Try out the 75-foot “Skybridge”, the first of its kind in North America
Head to the San Juan Mountains for a day of engaging climbs along the cliffs of the panoramic Uncompahgre Gorge. You’ll be accompanied by an experienced local guide who will make sure your trip goes by safely and smoothly. This family-friendly Via Ferrata in the “Switzerland of America” makes for the perfect introduction into the world of guided climbing on the San Juan mountain range.
Test out Colorado’s most exciting new climbing route under the watchful eye of a guide on the Ouray Via Ferrata! Overcome 4,000+ linear feet of anchor-protected and rung-enhanced trail with great terrain variety and a “Skybridge” that you have to see to believe. And when you need a break, stop and take in some excellent views of the ice park gorge and the Uncompahgre river along the way.
I completed both the Telluride and Ouray Via Ferratas. The Telluride Via Ferrata was with Jonathan and Micah, and the Ouray Via Ferrata was with Micah.
Both experiences were excellent.
This is an unbelievable adventure. Very safe, but if you’re afraid of heights this is definitely not even close to a good idea. Otherwise, if you like adventurous experiences (such as skydiving or even roller coasters) you should book this!
The whole trip was wonderful, it was a great experience and also the staff was super friendly and very safe. Would definitely recommend!
What you get on this adventure:
What’s not included:
If you can climb a ladder, you’re good to go. Being in good shape is always a plus but far from necessary. Rock climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength. To ensure you have a fun day, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level.
No prior experience is necessary. Whether you’ve never donned a harness or you’re a seasoned climber, a guide will help you meet your individual objectives. Above all, your instructor’s number one priority is your safety. As long as you listen to the given instructions, you’ll succeed in completing your climb.
All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:
Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and prices:
Climbing days in Ouray can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.
Min. age requirements:
If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
To get to Ouray, most people fly into Denver International Airport. From there, you can take a 1-hour local flight to Telluride, CO, where you can rent a car for a just over an hour long drive to Ouray. Alternatively, you can take a 1-hour local flight to Montrose, CO, and then rent a car or take a shuttle to Ouray.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, whether that’s at the guide shop in Telluride or a predetermined location. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Ouray, Colorado, please refer to the official Colorado COVID-19 updates website.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!