From guided hikes and trail runs to road biking up to the Maroon Bells, or peak climbs of the local 14,000 foot peaks, I have over 20 years of experience in the mountains around Aspen and as your mountain guide I can show you the way.
14ers Mountain Guide
Surrounding the Aspen area are nearly a dozen 14,000 foot summits of varying degrees of difficulty. A short drive over Independence Pass are some of the tallest mountains in all of Colorado— Mount Elbert, La Plata, Mount Massive, just to name a few— most of which have very straightforward, easy hiking routes.
Closer to home are the Elk Range 14ers, including classics like Pyramid Peak, the Maroon Bells, and Castle Peak, which involve more technical climbing and where route finding is more important. Whether you’re looking to climb your first 14er or finish your list with one of the harder Elk summits, I can show you the way. I have hundreds of 14er summits under my belt, both on skis and on foot and know them very well.
Aspen has miles of trails to run, both near town and deep in the wilderness. If you’re into trail running and aren’t sure where to go, I can show you the way. From Hunter Creek and Sunnyside to the Lost Man Loop and the trails of Snowmass, there’s everything from short morning outings to full day adventures. If you’re looking for other longer trail runs like the famed Four Pass Loop or jaunts up to Conundrum Hot Springs or East Maroon Pass, we can do that too.
Paved road leave Aspen in all directions. The two Aspen classic rides, Ashcroft or the Maroon Bells, are the most popular, but there are countless other rides through the Roaring Fork Valley– up Independence Pass, down to Woody Creek, to Ruedi Reservoir, Snowmass and Capitol Creeks, and even McClure Pass.
I am Wilderness First Responder certified, AIARE Level 2 avalanche certified, and operate under the permit of Aspen Alpine Guides, who manage all reservations and payment. Contact me with any questions, or to discuss options and availability.