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The best way to describe the Telluride Via Ferrata would be as a high consequence alpine hike. While not particularly technically difficult, this Via Ferrata is not for the faint of heart – at its most intense, you’ll be suspended on a small iron foothold by a harness at 500 feet, completely exposed on the east end and south-facing wall. So, while the route may be a perfectly thrilling adventure for visitors of a wide range of skills, it’s not particularly for those with a fear of heights. However, those that can overcome their fears get to experience a breathtaking two-mile climb with some gut-wrenching drops and astonishing views. Find confidence and discover nature’s beauty in Telluride’s Via Ferrata.
Join an intense alpine traverse with no required climbing experience
Enjoy epic views of the San Juan mountain range
Stainless steel cables with force-reducing lanyards guarantee your safety
We had the best day at the Telluride Via Ferrata! The views from the via are incredible. Our guide was Marcus, he was brilliant. His calm and reassuring demeanor was perfect for Our 10-year-old daughter when she got a little nervous. We were able to have a lot of fun while staying safe on the course with Marcus’ guidance. Equipment was clean and well looked after, meet-up information and safety waivers were all easy and well communicated.
Definitely worth the money.
I booked a rock climb with Taka, and it was so awesome, I booked a second day! I also booked a trip for the Via Ferrata with Taka through Mountain Trip, and it was also great! The booking process was easy, and I appreciated the discussion beforehand about my climbing experience and expectations. I learned a lot and felt very safe the whole time. Taka is a very talented climber and guide— he has a great way of keeping you calm and explaining in detail what you need to do along the way. Overall the best experience! I can’t wait to make it back to Telluride!
Had a great time doing the Via Ferrata with Dave. He was a great guide. Besides clearly explaining how to safely do the Via Ferrata, he also provided information on the history and details of what you see on the Via Ferrata. It was more exciting than I thought it would be. Everyone should do this if you’re not afraid of heights. I would do this again with Dave.
We did the Via Ferrata in Telluride. Our guide was Jeff! He is incredible. Jeff was professional, had so much knowledge about the area and we felt safe hiking with him. He was encouraging, helpful, and easy to talk to! Highly recommend booking your Mtn Trip when him. The Via Ferrara itself was an amazing experience. The views were unreal with the yellow aspens and overlooking Telluride.
Thanks again, Jeff! We had a great time!!
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, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Telluride, Colorado, please refer to the Official Colorado COVID-19 Update 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!
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 Telluride 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.
Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.
To get to Telluride, most people fly into Denver International Airport. From there, you can take a three-hour local flight to Telluride, which is the fastest and cheapest option. You can also fly to Montrose and take a 1.5-hour shuttle ride to Telluride, or rent a car in Denver and take a nearly 7-hour long drive.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, you will meet your guide at the Bridal Veil Falls trailhead, sometimes referred to as the Valley View Parking area, where you can park for free. Your guide will work with you on a plan for the day of your trip. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.