San Juan Outdoor Adventures

San Juan Outdoor Adventures

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Telluride's Premier Source for Mountain Adventures Based out of Telluride since 1981. We provide the industry's highest quality tours and create comfortable outdoor experiences for people of all ages and abilities. We offer Rock climbing, Ice Climbing, Hiking, Via Ferrata tours, Backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, Tecnical peak assents, camping, backpacking and much much more!
Telluride, Colorado

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Brian K
2 contributions
Jun 2021
Worked with SJOA on two outings in June in Telluride - one guided full day hike and one guided half-day mountain bike. The responsiveness from Josh (owner and lead guide) on email was excellent - quick and communicative. Great hike led by Ashley, who was fun, flexible, and informative. Josh led the mountain bike, including picking up the bikes from Box Canyon Cycles. Had a perfect time and at just the right level of challenge for our skill group. Would highly recommend them for anything in the Telluride area.
Written June 10, 2021
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@thatyoumaymarvel
Springfield, MO10 contributions
Jun 2020 • Friends
Could not recommend this outfit more!!! Our group of three called the day of to book a Via Ferrata hiking tour (I would definitely recommend booking earlier because these full up fast) and Josh (the owner) was more than accommodating to include us in a trip. This was a bucket list item and not for the faint of heart. Both Chris (our guide) and Josh (the owner) accompanied us and encouraged and reassured us doing an excellent job of teaching and pointing things out along the way. What an amazing opportunity and we felt that we were in the best hands as both had tons of experience! After 8,000 trips across this rock face, they lost count!!!! San Juan Outdoor Adventures provided all the necessary gear and Even took some amazing photos for us! Could not recommend them more! We will definitely call them up our next time in Telluride!
Written June 15, 2020
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Timothy M
Denver, CO7 contributions
Jun 2020
Booked San Juan Outdoor Adventures as guides for a Via Ferrata trip in June of 2020. Honestly could not recommend these guys more! Chris was our guide and he really put in the extra time to explain everything from the trail to the gear (they provided) to any helpful tips along the way. We also had the added benefit of Josh (one of the owners who helped build the Via Ferrata) who tagged along with our group just to make sure the path was properly maintained and as safe as it could be. Both of these guys were very professional and extremely supportive. It really helped turn a fear of heights at the beginning of the trip into more of a cautious respect for them over time which really helped me enjoy the magnificent scenery and turned this adventure into a breathtaking experience. Well worth the price for an unforgettable afternoon! Would recommend good hiking boots/climbing shoes and or gloves in addition to the equipment they provide.
Written June 19, 2020
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Lynne
Ouray, CO6 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
We booked a tour with San Juan for something different / challenging to do. I’m terrified of heights , I didn’t ask any questions. I let our friend ( who we travelled with) book the climb for us. We had 4 teens ages 13 to 19 and 4 adults all in our early 50s. The 2 guides suggested we split up , kids from the parents. We were closely behind them however this was the best thing to do!!! It would’ve greatly distressed me if I saw how panicked my one daughter was. However Chris the guide that took the teens and was so patient and calmed her fears in a way that I would not of been able to do. The adult group had Coop as our guide. Never once did I feel unsafe. Coop was so knowledgeable and clearly loves what he does. Both guides had the patience of Saints. Our guides even provided us with photos they airdropped is after the climb. For something that I was dreading the minute I woke up the morning of the climb, I can honestly say it was one of the most memorable days of my life thus far and probably will be in the future. I highly recommend using San Juan Adventures and I would request Chris and Coop if available. And please , to you Mama Bears out there, let the guides take your kids if you are split up into different groups. Kudos to San Juan Adventures and Chris and Coop!
Written July 3, 2020
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delphine p
2 contributions
Jan 2022
Last week I booked a half day ice climbing adventure. I had never ice climbed before so I was a little nervous that morning, but all that dissipated as soon as I met Josh. He is so relaxed and friendly, I knew right away that I had nothing to worry about. Plus he is all about safety, very good at explaining what to do, so everything ended up feeling quite easy and I definitely want to ice climb some more now, I am hooked!
I had a wonderful time, the waterfall was beautiful and it was such an exhilarating thing to do, In a gorgeous setting. You can put your trust in this company and its guides, I very much recommend it.
Written February 2, 2022
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Kristin R
Danville, CA37 contributions
Jan 2022
I cannot say enough good things about our snow shoe tour! Phillip was our guide and he was outstanding in every way. He was so pleasant to have around and we could not have enjoyed our tour more. It was just 2 of us on the tour and he tailored it to our needs and time constraint. The trail he chose was beautiful. We didn't want the day to end.

Thank you, Phillip, for an amazing experience and adventure.
Written February 2, 2022
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Bruce C
Bethlehem, NH612 contributions
Mar 2022
First time ice climbing and had a fantastic experience. Our guide, Philip, was great. Gave great instruction and support ensuring we were successful and had a good time. We never felt in danger, and were encouraged to do as much as we wanted. Will definitely do this again - it was great!
Written March 22, 2022
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Hubey
9 contributions
Jul 2020
Last year I turned around at the toughest spot on Telluride's via ferrata course because I was alone, with no one to help me back up if I'd slipped. Two weeks ago I ran into owner Josh and his clients in the parking lot for Telluride's via ferret.
I followed them at what I hope was a respectful distance. I took photos of them, Josh took photos of me. The scenery was stunning, but not for those scared of heights.
Josh turned down my tip, but I'll bring him some Vermont maple syrup next year.
If San Juan Outdoor Adventures was this good to me (just following them), imagine how good they'd be if you were a client.
Written July 24, 2020
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Lynda0422
Palm Beach, FL2 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
My son and I had a wonderful experience climbing Wilson Peak (14,017') with knowledgeable guide, Jayci. First we spent a half day learning mountaineering skills which was not only fun but invaluable for my 14 y/o son. It was also a refresher for me as I hadn't climbed any big mountains for 20 years. Also, all of the climbing gear was provided. The owner, Josh, was very helpful in scheduling our climb based upon a good weather forecast. Our incredible 12 hour climb included using crampons, ice axes, harnesses, helmets and ropes and Jayci's climbing knowledge made us feel secure by using terrain belays in difficult sections. It enabled us to summit on the most spectacular day and my son felt like he was on TOP OF THE WORLD! We look forward to climbing more peaks with Jayci and San Juan Adventures next summer.
Written July 9, 2016
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Matt M
Provo, UT2 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
My wife and I just finished a day of spectacular climbing with JC our guide on Thursday. We got to experience some vertical climbing/cracks and chimneys’; go over anchors; and lots of smiles!! JC was a great guide to have introduce us to the ropes and get us on some fun and challenging rock on the mountain. Always professional he made us feel challenged yet always safe. Extremely knowledgeable outfit and we would recommend them to anyone looking to experience the thrill of rock climbing. Thanks for a GREAT DAY JC !!!!!!
Matt and Rebecca
Written August 3, 2015
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