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The Best Denver Mountain Guides

Rock climbers climb the Bastille Crack Eldorado Canyon Colorado State Park
Golden Mountain Guides climbing the Bastille, Eldorado Canyon CO

Are you looking for the best Mountian Guides in Denver? Look no further! Golden Mountain Guides is the premier Colorado Front Range guiding service, offering a wide variety of personalized trips, climbing courses, skills clinics, and awesome adventures. Our team of passionate, AMGA guides foster conservation, outdoor education, and environmental stewardship by creating transformative mountain adventures that inspire. All through climbing!

Golden Mountain Guide's mission is to share the joy of climbing with you through mentorship and personalized instruction, empowering your development in climbing and life.

What We Offer

Whether you are a seasoned mountain athlete, aspiring alpinist, or brand new climber, Golden Mountain Guides has a wide variety of courses, clinics, and personal trips available to suit your needs. Smiles guaranteed!

Climbing guide teaching group how to climb near water
Our Guides Teaching an Introduction to Climbing Course

One of our exciting offerings for 2022 is the Golden Trio: a unique opportunity to develop your outdoor climbing skills starting with Gym to Crag, progressing to Learn to Lead, and tying it all together with Self Rescue Skills. Connection to the outdoors and adventure in wild places is deeply rewarding, and we can help you develop the skills you'll need to get after it!

Want to explore outside of the Front Range? Golden Mountain Guides operates in some pretty cool places like Moab Utah, Rocky Mountain National Park, Staunton State Park, Devil's Tower WY, and Spain! We hope to continue expanding where we guide so we can share the places we cherish with you. Drop us a line and let us know where you want to climb next.

Our Favorite Climbing Areas Near Denver

Believe it or not, inspiring, world-class climbing is available in close proximity to Denver. Whether you are visiting Golden, Boulder, or Denver, we would love to share our favorite climbing spots with you. Got all day? Half a day? 10 days? Awesome, let's make the most of your time in the mountains!

Clear Creek Canyon

Climber follows Playin Hooky climbing clear creek canyon Colorado
Enjoying the warm sun on Playin' Hooky

Just minutes from the center of Golden and less than 20 minutes from Denver is Colorado's Clear Creek Canyon. Home to more than 1200 sport, trad, ice climbs, and boulders, this canyon is a climber's paradise. Clear Creek has it all - from relaxed single-pitch slab climbs to thrilling multi-pitch adventures like Playin' Hooky. Due to the unique position and fantastic weather of Clear Creek Canyon, there is potential to climb ice and rock on the same day for the die-hard rock warrior. Access, while complicated by construction at times, is straightforward for the most part. The gneiss, schist, and granite offer an outstanding variety of terrain to explore. Clear Creek is home to some awesome ice climbing, so if you're wanting to dodge i-70 ski traffic and swing some tools around, check out Ice Climbing in Denver.

North Table Mountain

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North Table Mountain, overlooking Denver and the Golden Coors Factory

Due to North Table's southern-facing aspect, this local Golden area crag stays warm and climbable all year round. Even after heavy snow, North Table is often dry in as few as 48 hours. This makes for a great escape from the cold during the winter! Climbing here is single pitch, and has a good mix of trad and