Crested Butte Mountain Guides is located in the southwestern part of Colorado deep in the Rocky Mountains in the small town of Crested Butte. The forests and wilderness around Crested Butte are easy to access, but far from the busy I-70 corridor so the mountains remain untamed. The outfitter offers a wide range of mountain experiences, including climbing Crested Butte rock, ice climbing in Ouray Ice Park, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, mountaineering, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, and rafting. Crested Butte Mountain Guides also offers several courses in outdoor leadership and first aid.
Backcountry skiing Crested Butte and Monarch Pass
Surrounded on three sides by accessible, Crested Butte is regarded as a backcountry skiers paradise. Choose from local favorites such as Red Lady, Coney’s, and Snodgrass Mountain. With a high elevation of 11,312 feet and over 350 inches of snowfall in the winter months, Monarch Pass, In the southern part of the Sawatch Mountains, provides a variety of accessible backcountry skiing options.
Snowshoeing around Crested Butte
Snowshoe through snow-covered meadows, aspen glades, and dark timbered forests. Snowshoeing is a good way to spot winter wildlife including ptarmigan, snowshoe hare, ermine, eagles, and hawks.
Ice climbing in Ouray Ice Park
Ice climb in world-famous Ouray Ice Park, a user-friendly ice climbing area with venues for all climbers with all levels of experience and ability from beginners to experienced climbers. Ouray attracts climbers from all over the world. Instruction by American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) trained and certified guides.
Climbing Crested Butte, Mountaineering on Colorado 14ers
Use (or learn to use) technical rock and snow skills, route finding, and outdoor savvy to summit one of Colorado’s 14ers. All mountaineering ascents may include roped rock and/or show climbing. Custom guided tours to many of Colorado’s 14ers during all different seasons.
Rock Climbing Crested Butte and Nearby Locations
A variety of climbing Crested Butte and nearby locations offer experiences suitable for families looking for a new type of outdoor experience or experienced climbers. The one-half day Intro to Rock Climbing Class is perfect for families. For more experienced climbers, multi-day courses are available. Rock climbing venues include Black Canyon, Taylor Canyon, Cement Creek, and Hartman Rocks.
Mountain biking in the Elk Mountains
Mountain bike and camp in the Elk Mountains on vehicle-supported overnight trips.
Hiking and Backpacking in the Colorado Rockies
Colorado hiking and peak tours for individuals, families and large groups. The range of hiking experiences extends from nature hikes to 5-day backpacking tours. Hiking experiences can be tailored to fit all ages, levels of outdoor experience and abilities
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