"I came to Aspen for the winter and stayed through the summer." Aspen is a town of dedicated long time locals and has a reputation for pulling its visitors in season after season. In the summer the town feels big, but the space around town is vast and can be filled with adventures. We guide Day Hikes to high alpine valleys filled with endless fields of wildflowers, streams and lakes. Challenges and personal goals can be met on the Colorado Fourteen Thousand Foot Peaks, through Backpacking Trips, Backcountry Overnight Hut Trips and Rock Climbing. AAG offers a full roster of family adventures as well as Technical Mountaineering Instruction and High Altitude Training for Runners and Cyclists.
All trips include local transportation to trailheads and climbing areas, day packs and poles, and lunches can be arranged if needed.
Backcountry Marathon TrainingBoasting spectacular views of the Elk Mountains and the city of Aspen, Colorado below, the Aspen Backcountry Marathon is run almost exclusively on high country dirt trails. Challenging ascents, exciting descents and wide diversity in terrain will challenge even the most well trained athlete. So get your running shoes on and come run the most challenging and scenic marathon you’ve ever run!
Register Now at: http://www.active.com/running/aspen-co/aspen-backcountry-marathon-2013
Aspen Alpine Guides will again be offering training to individuals who'd like to run.
No Cost Group Long Training Runs Sponsored by AAG every 3rd Sunday:
Meet Sundays at 8:00 am in front of AAG / Ute Mountaineer (210 S. Galena St, Aspen)
Use March to build up your running base and please plan on being ready for a 12 to 14 mile group run on Sunday, April 14
April 14th (12-14m)
May 5th (18-20m)
May 26th (22m)
June 16th (18-20m)
Additional Personal Training Plans available for trail, track and online coaching. Please contact AAG with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guided Beginner and Intermediate Rock Climbing pricing
Rock Climb on Independence Pass and in the Roaring Fork Valley. AAG rock climbing guides and instructors love to teach all levels for kids and adults. Instruction in basic rock skills, knots, belaying and movement on rock. All safety equipment including climbing shoes, helmets, harnesses, ropes and anchors are included and lunch can be arranged for full day climbs.
Kids' Rock Climbing on Indy Pass
Beginning on June 13th and running until August 29th, Thursdays throughout the summer will be devoted to kids climbing. We provide the gear, guides and a full day of climbing fun on Independence Pass. Open to ages 6-16, drop off at 9 a.m. and pickup at 3 p.m. at the Ute Mountaineer 210 South Galena St, Aspen. Cost: $95 per day. Please reserve 24 hours ahead. Punch cards are available. Call us for info!
14'er Peak Climbs pricing
Varying degrees of difficulty and routes make the Colorado 14'ers a challenge for everyone. Peaks include North and South Maroon (the Bells), Pyramid Peak, Snowmass Mountain, Capital Peak, Mount Sopris, Elbert, La Plata and Castle and Conundrum peaks. Pyramid, the Bells and Capitol require a mandatory qualification and training day prior to the climb. All safety equipment including helmets, harnesses, ropes and anchors are included and lunch can be arranged. Additional peaks, routes and areas are available upon request.
3 Peak Challenge / Non Standard Routes and Trips pricing
Climb North Maroon Peak traverse the ridge to South Maroon Peak descend and then climb Pyramid Peak all in one day, and claim the right to three fourteen thousand foot plus peaks in one day. This extreme climb is demanding and should be rated with the physical training and endurance of ultra marathons. This will be a long alpine day high in the mountains.
3 Peak Challenge Itinerary
Day Hiking Trips pricing
Trips are available for all levels into the backcountry in and around Aspen including the high alpine pass crossing from Aspen to Crested Butte.
Wilderness Backpacking / Backcountry Overnight Hut Trips pricing
Experience a true Colorado outdoor wilderness adventure. We provide guides, trailhead logistical support, and group equipment (stoves, cooking equipment, first aid and emergency gear). Participants will need to provide sleeping bags, pads, backpacks and tents (rental equipment can be arranged if needed).
Private Guiding and Technical Mountaineering Instruction pricing
Includes multi pitch rock climbing, mountaineering skills such as use of ropes, ice axe and crampons, backcountry first aid, self rescue and navigation with map and compass. All safety equipment including helmets, harnesses, ropes and anchors are included.
Indoor Rock Climbing pricing
An Indoor Climbing Gym is available for day or evening open climbing and ropes course / climbing instruction. All safety equipment including climbing shoes, helmets, harnesses, ropes and anchors are included.
Mountain Biking pricing
Full Day Richmond Ridge, Aspen to Snowmass and back, Snowmass adventure including Rim and Government trails. Half Day including Rim Trail, Government, Hunter/Smuggler loop and Rio Grande singletrack practice loops. Hut to Hut trips are also available in some areas.
High Altitude Training for Runners and Cyclists pricing
Many of our guides compete as athletes in their respective professional divisions and have now brought their personal training programs into the AAG lineup. Come train with us and gain endurance for trail runs from 8000 ft to 14,000 ft and cycle the many high mountain passes in the area. Create a training program that will help you meet your goals and ambitions.