Our Story

We are drawn to the mountains. They humble us, ignite unknown passions, inspire our imaginations, and make our hearts sing. Nowhere else can we feel so alive, but so small at the same time. We strive to share the privilege of exploring these incredible places and open the door to a lifetime of fulfilling adventure.

As a small, family run business, we value the importance of personal connection, self discovery, and the joy that mountains can add to life. We aim to not just guide, but create meaningful connections through incredible experiences as your climbing partner. We are more than just the Mountain Experts...we are educators, instructors, conservationists, mentors, and leaders. Let us show you our love for the mountains!

Mission Statement:

We strive to create memorable experiences where Skills, Scenery, and Smiles coalesce into the perfect climbing adventure. Our mission is a dedication to: excellence in teaching climbing movement and technical skills, an unwavering commitment to explore the best mountain scenery, and a belief that all our guests should walk away with a smile.

Local Mountain Experts:

We are based in Golden, Colorado and know our backyard better than anybody. Our guides spend countless hours exploring the mountains we work and play in. We have the local knowledge and expertise to help you achieve your dream, expand your comfort zone, or learn a new skill set. Our goal is to empower people with the skills and confidence to experience the allure of the mountains.

Our Values:


Protecting our playground is more important now than ever before. We hold the mountains in which we guide close to our hearts and want to see public lands remain open for all to explore. Conservation, education, and protection are at the heart of every trip, and we take all adequate precautions to minimize our impact on the mountains we call home.


Over the last few years, climbing has exploded in popularity. We love to show best practices


Exploring the mountains safely is our number one priority. All of our guides undergo rigorous training and certification through the American Mountain Guides Association. Guides also have, at a minimum, a current Wilderness First Responder.


Our guides dedicate their lives to the pursuit of the mountains and the craft it takes to explore them. Competence, integrity, responsibility, and honesty are first and foremost in the high standard of service we provide. All of our guides operate within their Scope of Practice and are current members of the American Mountain Guides Association.

Climbing is a journey and we would love to share it with you!


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(720) 598-2864

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Golden Mountain Guides is an equal opportunity employer and operates under special use permits from the Pike National Forest, Moab Bureau of Land Management, and the National Park Service.




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