Welcome to the thrilling world of ice climbing in Golden, Colorado – where the rugged beauty of the Rocky Mountains meets the heart-pounding excitement of frozen waterfalls! Nestled against the majestic backdrop of the foothills, Golden has some of the most captivating ice climbing in the Denver area. Our expertly curated ice climbing trips offer enthusiasts of all levels the chance to experience the unique challenges that makes climbing so rewarding.

Just west of Golden, Clear Creek Canyon cuts through the mountainous landscape and provides incredible ice climbing opportunities only minutes from the road. Our experienced and professional guides provide comprehensive instruction, covering everything from basic ice climbing techniques to advanced anchor building and more.

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. Clear Creek Canyon ice climbing always delivers the goods!

Ice climbing is possible and pretty rad depending on the season’s conditions in Golden, Colorado! A few flows persist throughout the winter, despite the Front Range’s fluctuating weather conditions. In fact, it is this vicious freeze-thaw pattern that allows ice to form up on Northern aspects throughout the Canyon.

Whether you are looking for an introduction to ice climbing, or have experience climbing steep ice, Clear Creek has something for you.

See what it’s all about and get out ice climbing with us close to home!


More information:

  • Recommended experience level: beginner to intermediate
  • This is a semi-strenuous day
  • Less than thirty minutes from Denver and five minutes from Golden
Course Dates Price Location Course Length Difficulty Rating
Course DatesDecember 15, 2023 - March 17, 2024 PriceStarting at $269 per person LocationGolden, CO Course Length8:00am - 2:00pm Difficulty Rating3/10
  • Clear Creek Canyon is the closest ice climbing to Denver
  • Short approach hikes to the ice
  • 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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