Mountain Trip
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About
Mountain Trip is a premiere, professional mountain guide service operating in the rugged mountains surrounding Telluride, CO as well as in Alaska and internationally. Highly qualified guides lead guests on rock climbing excursions, scenic nature hikes, summit treks and the unique Telluride Via Ferrata during the summer, as well as ice climbing and backcountry skiing during the winter. Custom trips are available upon request. Mountain Trip is an American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) accredited guide service.
Telluride, Colorado

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VermontAtlanta
Berkeley, CA29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
My husband (65) and I (71) were excited about doing a guided ferrata experience ever since one got canceled when we went to Europe. I mention our ages to say that if one is reasonably fit, age shouldn’t be an issue. We have hiked for decades, but we have never done a ferrata and always found it alluring and a little scary. Dave Nesis, our Mountain Trip guide in Telluride, was wonderful. We always felt perfectly safe even when our hearts were beating faster, we were looking at the 1000-foot drop to the valley, we were facing a particularly narrow path or eyeing the stretches we had to do to make the next handhold or step, as well as the part where all that’s between you and the ground is an iron square step or a little ledge. Dave had us on double safety lines the whole way and explained how to maneuver each technical crossing. He deftly calibrated his instruction to our skill level. He shared information about the general history of the trail, including the Telluride Via Ferrata founder, Chuck Kroger, who was a major builder of the trail. As opportunity arose, he also shared information about the geography of the landscape. We appreciated the informational aspect of his guidance about the “Krogerata” and about ferratas in general. Dave was always willing to stop for us to take pictures and, more importantly, took some of us when we couldn’t. His pictures were the best in terms of showing what we were doing. As you can tell, we highly recommend Dave as a guide and would be glad to engage him to guide us on other trips, either with Mountain Trip or with Ryder-Walker around the world.
I will say we didn’t need a snack or as much water as we took. Having had a good breakfast, the experience was certainly fulfilling enough and took our minds away from food altogether until we were driving back to Telluride and then stopped off at the Chop House in the New Sheridan Hotel for lunch. We each felt that as a recreational experience, undertaking the Telluride Via Ferrata was one of the most thrilling of our lives and we are well traveled and have been eager (keen, if you are a UK reader) to try new experiences. This experience allowed us the illusion of being a real vertical face rock climber, like the daredevil in Free Solo, without the risk. This experience offered all we anticipated and more!
Written October 6, 2020
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AWESOME!!! What wonderful feedback! I'm so delighted your experience was positive and that Dave was, as always, adaptive to your skill level, informative and overall just the incredibly deft guide he always is. Thank you both SO MUCH for putting your trust in our service and for sharing your story. If you're ever back this way, please do come see us again for another adventure. - Molly
Written October 22, 2020
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meridith t
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Meridith I know you have stuff to add about your experience with the office staff as well, but here is just a start.

We booked (company name) for the Telluride Via Ferrata last week. As a party of nine, seven of which had no experience with a Via Ferrata, we decided to book 3 guides. Grant, Patrick, and Marcus were the dream team! Their enthusiasm was contagious and they made this activity so much fun. At the same time, they worked so well together that even those of us who had no experience with this kind of activity admitted at the end that we never felt nervous even once. From instructing us on exactly where to place our feet, where to grab the rocks, where to watch our heads… Grant, Patrick and Marcus had our backs 100% of the time. They even took photos of us the entire time so that no one in our group had to risk getting out our own cameras. We had a link to a Google drive full of amazing pictures by the time we got back to our cars! We cannot recommend these guides enough. They are the real deal!
Written August 3, 2022
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Hey there! Many thanks for all of your kind words! Our guides really do work hard to provide an excellent experience for all of our climbers. Thank you for giving us the chance to share this day with you! Cheers, -The Mountain Trip Team
Written August 6, 2022
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Aleah
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
We did the Via Ferrata in Telluride. Our guide was Jeff! He is incredible. Jeff was professional, had so much knowledge about the area and we felt safe hiking with him. He was encouraging, helpful, and easy to talk to! Highly recommend booking your Mtn Trip when him. The Via Ferrara itself was an amazing experience. The views were unreal with the yellow aspens and overlooking Telluride.

Thanks again, Jeff! We had a great time!!
Written October 6, 2020
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Thank YOU, Aleah! I'm delighted that your experience with Jeff, the Via, and the autumn views over the valley were their best for you! Thanks for entrusting your trip with us, and please do come see us again! - Molly
Written October 22, 2020
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Mitchell H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
We had a pretty epic adventure with Tom, our guide, on the Telluride Via Ferrata. I have done a few via ferratas in the past but was so happy to have his expertise and guidance as there were many more “sketchy”, uncabled sections than I’ve experienced in other places. He was skilled, confident and so patient with my 13 year old who was pretty terrified at first. Tom expertly distracted him, kept him present and walked him through each and every obstacle. By the end, he was embracing the challenge and actually having fun! This via ferrata is no joke, with some pretty dire consequences if you don’t know what you’re doing, so I would highly recommend a guide. Mountain Trip was very professional and flexible. I would definitely use them again.
Written October 17, 2022
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Hey, thanks for the detailed review! The Telluride Via Ferrata is wildly unique. We're so glad you guys had a great time on the route, and that Tom was able to provide you with such a positive experience. We really appreciate you sharing your time up there with us and others. Embrace the fear! Cheers, - The Mountain Trip Team
Written October 18, 2022
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Bonnstee
Castle Pines, CO1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Mountain Trip, specifically Dodge Garfield, Maddie Crowell, Matthew Koenig and Patrick Lane not only got us to the summit of Denali but also had an absolute blast along the way. The focus on safety and communication while also putting us in a position to summit for the trip of a lifetime.

Unlike some, this trip to Denali was to be my first and last, upping the stakes even more for a summit bid. The guides took heavy loads, always more than the guests and their support helped us to reach our ultimate goal, the peak.

I could not be happier with Dodge, Maddie, Matthew, Patrick and the Mountain Trip team. If you are looking to summit Denali or other high peaks, I highly recommend Mountain Trip out of Telluride CO.

Thanks Dodge and team for the great time and helping me to achieve a longtime dream!

Sincerely,

Chris Bonnstetter
Written June 3, 2022
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Chris, Our guide team went out of their way to mention that the client crew was outstanding. Without your good attitude and endurance of some tough conditions for your weeklong stint at High Camp, what you were able to accomplish may not have been possible! We were cheering you on from our warm desks in Colorado. We love our guides and are happy to hear that you enjoyed them as well. We hope to join you for another adventure! Cheers, -The Mountain Trip Team
Written June 8, 2022
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Melanie S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Fantastic morning rock climbing with our Mountain Trip guide, Slator!

We’re a family of 5, 2 adults and 3 kids (aged 12, 9, and 5). Slator chose a climbing route in a beautiful setting near Bridal Veils Falls for us. The route was fun and challenging for all of us. He gave great instruction to all of us and was fun, friendly, and patient. Everyone had a ball! We would definitely do this again.

Also, great communication leading up to the trip, especially about potential weather issues. Turned out we had beautiful weather, but we appreciated Mountain Trip’s interest in our happiness with the experience!!

Highly recommend!
Written August 3, 2021
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Slator rocks! (Pun intended.) It brings a big smile to our faces knowing your family had a great day out with him, and that all of the bases were covered. We work hard to make sure everyone we take out has a fun, positive, and unforgettable experience. It means so much to us that you took the time to write this thoughtful review. Thanks! - The Mountain Trip Team
Written August 12, 2021
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Elijah S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I had an amazing back country skiing trip with my guide Fischer. He was super nice and taught me a lot about avalanche safety, using skins, and living in telluride. He and everyone at Mountain Trip communicated with me a lot and helped me to prepare for our trip. Renting gear was no problem and they even lent me extra stuff that wasn't up for rent. Overall super friendly and super helpful. The trip was amazing and I recommend for anyone that loves skiing and wants to learn about and experience the backcountry!
Written March 18, 2020
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Thanks so much for sharing your experience! We appreciate the trust you put in Mountain Trip and I'm glad you had a good time exploring and learning in our amazing backcountry. It means a lot that you took the time to share your thoughts with the TripAdvisor audience. Thanks and all the best, Todd Todd Rutledge Guide/Director Mountain Trip
Written March 19, 2020
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Ian T
Carmel, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Had a fantastic rock climbing experience with my family. Chris was a great guide and helped make it really fun for my 8-year-old. I definitely recommend Mountain Trip to anyone looking to do some rock climbing in the Telluride area.
Written July 7, 2021
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Thanks for the recommendation! We want everyone we take out to have a fun experience, and we're thrilled to hear that your family's time with Chris was just that. We'd love to take you out again next time you're in Telluride! - The Mountain Trip Team
Written July 8, 2021
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dmcg0vern
Austin, TX1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
We had a spectacular day. We had three dads, one of which is extremely fearful of heights, and 5 teenage girls. Our guides, Chris and Slater were extremely patient and provided us with the confidence that that we were all in good hands. Everyone had a great experience. The guides were both knowledgeable of the history of the area and the building of the via ferrata. All 8 of us said agreed that we were so glad we did it and would do it again. Thanks Chris and Slater
Written July 31, 2022
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Wow, what an awesome father & daughter day! We are so pleased to hear that you had such a good time. Our guides are incredibly knowledgable, skilled, and professional, and we are very proud of them. Thank you for letting us be a part of your day! Cheers, -The Mountain Trip Team
Written August 3, 2022
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artienm1 H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Lizard Head, now that's a trip for the memory books. Jesse Yon was my guide and I was very pleased with his knowledge of the route and area as well as his dedication to safety at all times. I have climbed with Mountain Trip in the past and they are very good at getting the details right the first time, highly recommended.
Written September 29, 2020
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Hi Arthur! Glad to hear you got to enjoy that summit on such a beautiful day! Much better weather than Denali ;). Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to leave a review of your experience, we really appreciate it. I'll pass your compliments on to Jesse. Come see us anytime! All the best to you. Cheers, Kaylee Walden
Written October 4, 2020
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