Looking for a new way to experience beginner ice climbing in Colorado? How about ice climbing at Elk Falls in Staunton State Park!

Elk Falls is an incredibly secluded waterfall near Denver. In the wintertime, it freezes over and makes for some fun, beginner-friendly ice climbing. This is also a great location to learn to lead ice.

Enjoy a moderate hike of a few miles from Staunton State Parks new parking lot. Along the way, you’ll travel through beautiful winter glades and enjoy the beauty of this unique Colorado State Park.

We understand that every climber has unique goals and differing ability levels. That’s why we offer customized ice climbing adventures tailored to your skill level and learning objectives. Whether you’re seeking a challenging day on the ice, or a more leisurely climb to enjoy the scenery, we have the perfect adventure for you.

This is an awesome trip for the beginner ice climber looking for a big adventure of hiking and ice climbing!

More information:

  • Recommended experience level: beginner to intermediate
  • This is a semi-strenuous day
  • Located in Colorado’s Staunton State Park
Course Dates Price Location Course Length Difficulty Rating
Course DatesDecember 15, 2023 - March 17, 2024 PriceStarting at $269 per person LocationStaunton State Park, CO Course Length8:00am - 2:00pm Difficulty Rating4/10
  • Perfect big adventure for a new ice climber
  • Enjoyable hike with great views
  • An excellent location to learn to ice climb
  • 100% customizable trips and instruction
Price Includes


  • A professionally trained and/or certified AMGA guide
  • All necessary ice climbing equipment including harnesses, helmets, mountaineering boots, crampons, ice tools, belay devices, ropes, and protection
  • Professional guiding and instruction throughout the entire day


  • Transportation. You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from a designated meeting area
  • Gratuity
  • Personal items such as food, clothing, backpack, etc.
  • Entrance fees and parking fees (where necessary)
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