Areas We Guide

The Colorado Mountain School guides in a wide variety of terrain throughout Colorado and the American West, as well as internationally.  With offices in Boulder and Estes Park, the Front Range and Rocky Mountain National Park are our backyards and provide us with a lifetime of spectacular climbing and skiing.  The links on this page offer a glimpse of just a few of the amazing areas that we have the privilege to guide in the United States.  For climbing and skiing opportunities around the globe, please see our International Trips.

Rocky Mountain National Park

The real deal. The ultimate vertical playground.  These words are more than just superlatives – they accurately describe the heart of our world, Rocky Mountain National Park. Here, a unique combination of elevation, access, sunshine, ice and snow create a…

The Flatirons

The world-famous Flatirons rise dramatically from the west edge of Boulder, forming the iconic backdrop of this trendy climber’s town. Protected as the center piece of Boulder’s Open Space Mountain Park, the Flatirons include dozens of major rock formations and…

Eldorado Canyon State Park

Once deep in the canyon and high off the ground, it’s easy to see why climbers celebrate these multi-colored, angular sandstone walls. Since the early days of American rock climbing, Eldorado Canyon has been at the forefront.  Eldo packs as…

Boulder Canyon

Climbing in Boulder Canyon is a real joy. Just minutes from downtown Boulder, the canyon’s granite cliffs and crags are a climber’s paradise, with a multitude of top-notch climbs on impeccable stone. Boulder Canyon has it all: single-pitch, multi-pitch, trad, sport,…

Clear Creek Canyon

Catering to advanced-intermediate and expert climbers, Clear Creek offers a variety of climbing routes, as well as rock. Within the canyon, you can find gneiss, schist and granite. The lower portion of the canyon offers easy access to crags and…

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Climb with the Colorado Mountain School in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison! No other canyon in North America combines the narrow opening, sheer walls, and easy access offered by the Black Canyon. The sheer black walls of schist and…

Table Mountain

A year-round favorite, North Table is a popular choice for single pitch sport routes. Easy access and good bolting makes this a great place to master sport climbing, or to work out a tricky top rope climb. Most climbs here…