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Guided Peak Ascents in Colorado

Summer Peak Ascents

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Are you looking for more than just a hike? Want to attempt a hike to 14,000ft? Our guides have years of experience climbing our mountains year round. Whether you choose to climb one of our more modest local peaks or want to tackle a 14er, we have you covered.

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Guided 14er Peak Ascents
Take it to the top!

Climbing mountains can be challenging, rewarding, and fun. Our team of guides are here to show you an amazing experience while attempting to make it to the top. All of our Peak Ascents are ran as full-day outings and we have a variety of peaks to choose from with varying difficulty. Whether you want to tackle that Colorado 14er, attempt a lesser known local classic, or just experience a day hiking in the high peaks, we are here to show you the way. Below are some of our more popular outings.

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High Altitude Peak Ascents
Life at Elevation

The elevation in town in Silverthorne is 9,035 feet above sea level and most towns in Summit County share similar or higher elevations. When adjusting to altitude, the body needs to work a little harder. You might experience difficulty sleeping, difficulty catching your breath even during mild exertion, a racing heart rate, nausea, and a loss of appetite.

For our Peak Ascents we strongly recommend and encourage clients to spend around 3 days in Summit County or similar elevations prior to your attempt to one of our higher peaks, especially if traveling above 13,000ft.

Altitude affects people differently, and can affect the same person differently on separate occasions. If you deal with chronic pulmonary, cardiac, or other health issues like asthma, COPD, diabetes, CHF or if you are pregnant you should consult your doctor before your activity. Our guides are trained to recognize altitude sickness symptoms in the field and reserve the right to end the trip at any time.

Quandary Peak
Guided Colorado Fourteener Ascent

Just twenty minutes south of our office in Breckenridge, Quandary Peak (14,265 ft) offers easy trailhead access, a straightforward yet challenging hike, and stunning 360-degree views of Summit County and its Tenmile Range. Our local fourteener’s standard trail boasts about 3500 feet of elevation gain and loss over a 7 mile round trip. Since there is no such thing as an easy fourteener, and our guides will help to minimize risk while maximizing enjoyment with an understanding of local weather patterns, a thorough knowledge of trail conditions, and an ability to keep morale high. Join us this summer for an ascent of Colorado’s 13th highest peak!

Details

Difficulty:   Moderate-Difficult (Level 3-4)

Duration: Full Day

Guides: 1 guide for every 6 guests

Meeting Time: Guide’s decision based on weather forecast

Meeting Location: Guide will call with meeting location

What We Provide: Professional guide and a safe, fun, and educational experience.

Rates
  • 1 person – $475 pp
  • 2 people – $300 pp
  • 3 people – $242 pp
  • 4-5 people – $195 pp
  • 6+ people – Please call to inquire
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Grays & Torreys Peak
Choose one, or go for the 2fer!

Grays Peak (14,270 ft) and Torreys Peak (14,267 ft) are two fourteeners that are often climbed in the same outing by traversing their connecting ridgeline. From their summits, expansive views open up east towards the Front Range and west towards Summit County. An attempt of Grays and/or Torreys is an excellent way to immerse oneself in our mountainous terrain for a full-day of adventure! Our route options are located on the South side and offer a less crowded experience to the popular Stevens Gulch Trailhead. Both options are based off of Peru Creek road near the towns of Keystone and Montezuma.

Double 14er Ascent: Looking to get the best bang for your buck? Go for a double 14er summit and add Torrey’s Peak to the list! Torrey’s peak is accessed via an out and back on the connecting ridge from Grays. Adding on Torrey’s to your trip would give you an extra 1.5 miles and 1,000 feet of vertical.

Details

Difficulty:   Difficult (Level 5)

Duration: Full Day

Guides: 1 guide for every 6 guests

Meeting Time: Dependent upon season and weather.

Meeting Location: Guide will call with meeting location

What We Provide: Professional guide and a safe, fun, and educational experience.

Rates

Grays Peak

  • 1 person – $475 pp
  • 2 people – $300 pp
  • 3 people – $242 pp
  • 4-5 people – $195 pp
  • 6+ people – Please call to inquire

Grays & Torreys

  • 1 person – $599 pp
  • 2 people – $499 pp
  • 3 people – $459 pp
  • 4-5 people – $449 pp
  • 6+ people – Please call to inquire

 

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Peaks under 14,000ft
Escape the crowds to immerse yourself in nature

While peak bagging fourteeners has some grandeur qualities, escaping the crowds that flock to their summits is one of many reasons to seek out our local 12ers and 13ers. As it says in the name, Summit County is home to bountiful options when it comes to ascending peaks, and most of these options are between 12,000 and 14,000 feet. Choose from mountains such as Mt Royal, Mt Victoria, Peak 1, Lenawee Mountain, Santa Fe Peak, Buffalo Mountain, and the list goes on… All these peaks are accessible within a twenty minute drive from our office in Silverthorne. Hiring a guide will take away the stress of managing weather patterns, navigating a network of trails, and planning the logistics, all while keeping the fun factor numero uno!

Details

Difficulty:   Moderate-Difficult (Level 3-4)

Duration: Full Day

Guides: 1 guide for every 6 guests

Meeting Time: Guide’s decision based on weather forecast

Meeting Location: Guide will call with meeting location

What We Provide: Professional guide and a safe, fun, and educational experience.

Rates
  • 1 person – $425 pp
  • 2 people – $275 pp
  • 3 people – $225 pp
  • 4-5 people – $185 pp
  • 6+ people – Please call to inquire
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General Info

Prerequisites

One our main concerns for Peak Ascents is Altitude. The elevation in town in Silverthrone is 9,035 feet above sea level and most towns in Summit County share similar or higher elevations. When adjusting to altitude, the body needs to work a little harder. You might experience difficulty sleeping, difficulty catching your breath even during mild exertion, a racing heart rate, nausea, and a loss of appetite. For our Peak Ascents we strongly recommend and encourage clients to spend around 3 days in Summit County or similar elevations prior to your attempt to one of our higher peaks, especially if traveling above 13,000ft. For those not yet ready we have some other great lower elevation and less demanding hikes. Altitude affects people differently, and can affect the same person differently on separate occasions. If you deal with chronic pulmonary, cardiac, or other health issues like asthma, COPD, diabetes, CHF or if you are pregnant you should consult your doctor before your activity. Our guides are trained to recognize altitude sickness symptoms in the field and reserve the right to end the trip at any time.

Local Accommodations

Joining CAG for a Summit based adventure? Check out our partners at The Pad, Silverthorne’s first boutique hotel/hostel, centrally-located along the Blue River, in the heart of Colorado ski country. Built for the modern traveler, their affordable, yet high-amenity, lodging in beautiful Summit County, Colorado allows our guests to prioritize experience, adventure and to focus their spending on activities and experiences in the Rocky Mountains and our community. Just ask the folks at CAG for details or click the button below to visit their website.

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Local qualified and professional Guides

A 6:1 maximum instructor to student ratio

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Price Does Not Include
  • Air­fare
  • Accommodations
  • Trans­porta­tion to and from designated meeting place
  • Food
  • Clothing and gear (see FAQ for recommendations)
  • Guide gra­tu­ities
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads)
Reschedule/Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be honored for cancellations with more than 48 HOURS notice to a trip start time. An administrative fee of 10% will be assessed for all cancellations.

Rescheduling will be honored with 48 HOURS prior notice to trip start date. An administrative fee of 10% will be assessed for all rescheduling. This allows us the time to contact those who have been put on the wait-list.

All activities are Rain or Shine. In case of operator cancellation due to adverse or unsafe conditions prior to start time, first the operator will attempt to reschedule. If rescheduling is not possible, the client will receive a full refund. Operator, including guides in the field, reserve the right to shorten or reroute activity in the case of unmanageable hazards or inability of guest to complete the objective. Completion of objective-based routes is not guaranteed.

COVID-19 Policies

We are cognizant that COVID-19 remains problematic, and we are instituting safety policies for our students/clients, guides, and staff. We will continue to follow all Local, State, and CDC health guidelines throughout the season and as such our COVID policy is subject to change. Please check our COVID-19 page for the most up to date information for your trip or course.

Frequently Asked Questions

How physically fit do I need to be for this course?

Colorado Adventure Guides is priority is keeping our patrons and students safe. Our instructors are trained to recognize potentially hazardous situations in the backcountry; they plan and operate accordingly. Prior to the start of any course or backcountry trip you will be asked to complete a brief health history. The failure to disclose pertinent information on the health history form could result in serious harm, even death, to the signing participant, other guests and/or the guide. All information submitted is completely confidential; it is for the guide’s use and would only be shared in the event of an emergency with medical and/or rescue personnel directly caring for the guest. This can be a physically demanding activity, and your ability to enjoy the adventure depends on your health and fitness, thus it’s recommended that you are in good physical condition.

What if I would like to join a group outing?

All of our guided Peak Ascents are booked private and custom and priced accordingly. If you are looking for a group trip option please contact us to see if we have any group trips available on the schedule.

When and how do I meet up with the guide?

For field based trips clients will be encouraged to utilize our CAG Company vans or to carpool to help alleviate trailhead overcrowding. Your instructor/guide will contact you with more details at least 48 hours prior to the date of your trip that will include meeting time and location.

Should I tip my instructor?

Your instructors work hard before, during, and after your course to provide you with a great experience and while not expected, gratuities are always highly appreciated and if you had a safe, educational, and fun experience. Gratuities typically range from 15-20%.

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204 Ryan Gulch Rd Silverthorne, CO 80498

(970) 893-8007

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    (970) 893-8007