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Climbing & Hiking Guides

Climbing & Hiking Guides

Climbing

Aspen has incredible climbing just 15 minutes from town up Independence Pass. If you've ever wanted to try rock climbing Aspen has exactly what you need to whet your climber's appetite and take your skills to the next level.  There's everything from beginning bouldering and simple top-rope climbing to expert multi-pitch routes on the plentiful granite crags of Independence Pass. Also recently revived is the "in-town" climbing location of Gold Butte where Cemetery Lane and McClain Flats meet.   Expert climbers love the terrain, too, and have set the routes to prove it! Call one of our local climbing guides, listed below, to get the low-down on boulder, climbing, and ice climbing classes for rock-rats of all ages and levels. 

If the weather turns south or you are wanting to climb during winter, try ice climbing or check out the indoor climbing tower at the Aspen Recreation Center or the classes at the Red Brick Recreation Center.

Hiking

Hiking is probably the most accessible way for visitors to get in touch with nature.  Whether you choose to go it alone or use a guide, there is literally a hike for every age and ability.  Local guides, listed below, can take you on an adventure testing your physical stamina or simply to inform you on the local flora and fauna.

 

 

Aspen Alpine Guides

( Recreation > Climbing & Hiking Guides )

AAG is a professional mountain guide service that has been operating year-round in the Aspen area since 1987. Private and group trips include hiking, rock climbing, winter and summer mountaineering, peak ascents, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, mountain biking, backpacking and hut trips.

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Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

( Recreation > Climbing & Hiking Guides )

Explore Aspen with ACES! Daily guided tours and hikes explore popular local spots like Aspen and Snowmass mountains, Ashcroft Ghost Town, the Maroon Bells, and Snowmass' Ice Age dig. Or, hire a guide for a private, build-your-own experience to additional locations with our certified interpretive Naturalist guides!

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Aspen Expeditions Worldwide

( Recreation > Climbing & Hiking Guides )

Mountain guide service and shop at Aspen Highlands. In summer take family, friends or groups on a day of rock climbing, a peak ascent, a mountain hike, an overnight camping excursion or group adventure course. .

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Aspen Recreation Center

( Recreation > Climbing & Hiking Guides )

Swim, Skate, Climb and Play! The Aspen Recreation Center is home to a swimming pool featuring a 2-story waterslide, an NHL-sized ice rink, 32-foot climbing tower and weight/cardio rooms.

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Blazing Adventures

( Recreation > Climbing & Hiking Guides )

Professional guides, naturalist to mountaineering.
Daily, public, private groups and custom tours with delicious snacks/lunches.
All levels, half-day to overnight.

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Jean Robert's Gym

( Recreation > Climbing & Hiking Guides )

Established in 1991 by world-renowned trainer Jean-Robert Barbette, Jean-Robert’s Gym is the most professional, well staffed and state-of-the-art gym.

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