Lincoln Falls, located on Hoosier Pass between Breckenridge and Alma, is one of the premiere ice climbing destinations in Colorado. It is a convenient drive from the Denver area and routinely holds some of the best early and late season ice around. Sitting at the base of the Colorado Fourteener Mount Lincoln, this ice venue is sure to take your breath away.

As winter slowly creeps over the mountains, Lincoln Falls begins to freeze up in early November. The climbing early season can be thin and scrappy, but definitely rewarding. By December, the ice is big and many different lines come into shape. There is a great mixture of moderate multi pitch ice, steep pillars, scratchy corners, beginner ice climbing flows, and full on dry tooling routes. A steep 45 minute hike from the parking area guards this spectacular ice climbing venue.

​Lincoln Falls is suitable for both beginner and expert ice climbers alike. The wide variety of different routes makes this a great spot to try swinging tools for the first time, or to refine your steep ice technique. Ready to take your ice climbing to the next level? We can custom tailor an ice climbing trip to Lincoln Falls just for you!

More information:

  • Recommended experience level: beginner to advanced
  • A great venue to hone your climbing movement skills on all types of ice
  • All ice climbing gear included
Course Dates Price Location Course Length Difficulty Rating
Course DatesNovember 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024 PriceStarting at $379 per person LocationLincoln Falls, CO Course Length8:00am to 4:00pm Difficulty Rating5/10
  • One of the best ice crags near Denver!
  • Amazing views of Mt. Lincoln and Hoosier Pass
  • A huge variety of ice climbing with a relatively short approach
  • All ice climbing gear included
  • A great chance to get a ton of climbing in and focus on technique
  • 100% customizable trips and instruction: This day is all about you!
Price Includes


  • A professionally trained and/or certified AMGA guide or instructor
  • All necessary ice climbing equipment including mountaineering boots, ice tools, and crampons
  • Professional guiding and instruction throughout the duration of your trip
  • Ice climbing technique pointers to set you up for success


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