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223 E. Colorado Ave Telluride, CO

Adventures, Events and Activities

For your outdoor adventures, Jagged Edge Mountain Gear recommends Telluride Adventures, Telluride’s only mountain outfitter that provides guests with a full-service experience. They’ll take care of all your needs and will make your Telluride Adventure more pleasant and enjoyable.




How many times have you looked up at the majestic peaks surrounding Telluride and wondered what it would take to earn their summits? Colorado Mountaineering is at the heart of the Telluride experience, ask any local. Join us for peak ascents, from casual walk-ups to technical snow/couloir/rock climbs. Your summit photo will look great on your wall and be a fabulous reminder of your Telluride Adventure!

For the ultimate adventure combine an overnight with climbing one of the local 14,000-foot peaks.

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Sleep under the stars in Telluride. Have you always wanted to sleep beneath the stars but lacked the gear and skills to make it happen? Or perhaps you’ve been out on many overnight trips, but simply enjoy the luxury of a guided experience. Let us show you how wonderful Telluride’s wilderness can be! An overnight or multi-day camping or backpacking trip allows you to get further into Telluride’s luscious summer wilderness and sleep amidst towering peaks, high alpine lakes and trickling streams. Your guides will provide you with gourmet backcountry fare and you will have the chance to be a part of the outdoors from sunrise to sunset.

Combine one of our backpacking trips with a technical or non-technical peak ascent or ski descent for the ultimate mountain experience!

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Our rock climbing trips are the San Juan Outdoor School’s signature experience. Designed for all ages and abilities from 4 year-olds to seasoned mountaineers, our Telluride rock climbing adventures give you the chance to try out your spider skills on real alpine rock.

Even if you’ve never entertained the idea of getting vertical, consider this we offer comfortable first-time climbing experiences for even our most timid guests. Our professional guides will instruct you in the use of harnesses, ropes and technical climbing equipment, you can explore the vertical realm with the assistance of a qualified and nurturing guide. These trips provide you with an adventurous way of exploring the beauty of our region.

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A via ferrata (Italian for “road of iron”) or klettersteig (German for “climbing path”) is a mountain route which is equipped with fixed cables, stemples, ladders, and or bridges. The use of these added elements allows otherwise isolated routes to be joined to create longer routes which are accessible to people with a wide range of climbing abilities. The Telluride’s Via Ferrata is a thrilling technical hike along the east end of the Telluride canyon, offering spectacular views of Bridal Veil Falls and the Telluride Valley. This is a unique adventure and our guide service supplies you with knowledgeable Guides and top of the line equipment for this unique adventure. If you want a new and exciting trip, this offering is for you.

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Telluride Avalanche School

The Telluride Avalanche School offers several avalanche education opportunities throughout the winter season including one 4-day avalanche course, two 3-day avalanche courses, one 2-day avalanche course, our free Monday Night Avalanche Awareness Forum Series and as well as our free Avalanche Beacon Rescue Clinics.

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Backcountry Skiing

Our Backcountry Ski Excursions give skiers or snowboarders of all abilities the chance to experience the ultimate wilderness delight: untracked powder. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced backcountry fantastic our guides will thrill you with unspoiled San Juan Powder. Let us introduce to you the sport of backcountry skiing or snowboarding, these tours provide you with the opportunity to learn the basics of backcountry travel including equipment use and analysis, route finding, travel protocols, and avalanche awareness. Intermediate, advanced and expert skiers welcome.

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Ice Climbing

There is nothing quite like climbing a frozen waterfall. It is certainly the most fantastic winter adventure in the San Juan Mountains! Using ice axes, crampons, helmets and harnesses, you will have the chance to scale Telluride’s most exquisite ice in some of our region’s most beautiful settings.

On all of our trips, there are no hidden fees. All of our ice climbing outings include professional guiding/instruction never to exceed a 4:1 ratio. We also supply all the needed technical ice climbing equipment, transpiration, other equipment that may be needed and complementary digital photo service is supplied on most trips.

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Winter Hut Trips

Our Winter hut trips offer a choice of several backcountry lodging accommodations ranging from rustic to deluxe. Our guides will provide you with a gourmet dining experience and all the comforts of home while sharing in the ultimate winter adventure.

An overnight or multi-day winter hut trip allows you to get deep into Telluride’s backcountry and sleep amidst towering peaks and the majestic frozen landscape. Snug by the fire, you can sip hot cocoa while looking at the finest scenery through frosted windows.

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Snowshoe Tours

There is no better way to experience the serene winter beauty of the San Juan Mountains than with a pair of snowshoes strapped to your feet. You will frolic in fresh Colorado powder while learning about Telluride’s unique natural history from our expert guides.

Join us for just a few hours or come on one of our multi-day hut trips. Or, take a day at the spa and send your kids on one of our Kid’s Tours specializing in snowman-building and sledding.

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