San Juan Outdoor Adventures

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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!
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Brian K
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Hiking and Biking Around Telluride
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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mkhertz
Saint Charles, MO2 contributions
Fantastic experience! Both the company and the guide!
Sep 2020
My son and I did the Telluride via Ferrata with San Juan Outdoor Adventures. The whole experience was incredible. I highly recommend San Juan Outdoor Adventures and would not hesitate to book another trip with them. The guide, Chris Brock, was excellent and made the trip all that much better and fun!
Written September 26, 2020
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Tristin H
2 contributions
Amazing
Sep 2020 • Friends
The guide Lindsey was so rad! Appreciate her going above and beyond to make our trip excellent. She was an expert at knowing her way around via ferrate and gave us dope ski info and climbing info for telluride.
Written September 5, 2020
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Dr. Frank
Denver, CO1 contribution
Book them with confidence
Aug 2020
Been hiking or biking up to Bridal Veil Falls for over 20 years, and have been looking at the Via Ferrata ever since they started building it! I was a young man back then!

Finally got the courage to try the VF, and I'm so happy I chose San Juan Outdoor Adventures to guide me and my dearest friends. The Online request form is super swift. I received a call 5 minutes later scheduling the excursion. The office and the guide were excellent with text, call, and e-mail communications all along the way!

Coop was assigned to our party of 3, and he is truly an extraordinary guide! His Outdoors curriculum vitae is remarkable--from teaching avalanche courses to traveling to Universities to teach wilderness medicine courses, along with being a well-trained, high-altitude endurance athlete himself. Oh, and he has a great (and well-timed) sense of humor also.

My friends and I are good athletes (I'm 60 years old) who live at elevation, but we're not rock climbers. I think all three of us have considerable issues with heights. Coop's beta along the way was impeccable, and HE MADE US LOOK "GOOD" at completing the course (the sign of a truly great instructor!) With Coop's cheerful and expert guidance we "confidently" finished the Via with all smiles and no dramatics. Great experience for committed, athletic outdoors people.
Written August 9, 2020
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ash
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BEST GUIDE/EXPERIENCE EVER!!!
Jul 2020
Via Ferrata was incredible! Definitely one of the most epic experiences I've had. Josh from San Juan was a stellar guide with so much knowledge on the climb, the town and history of the via ferrata. I am afraid of heights but Josh was able to guide me through with ease, calm and peace. He made the entire trek seamless and fun and helped me forget about my fears with his fun facts and stories. We booked on a friday before we left town Saturday but the storm started rolling in and I was taking too long (I was incredibly scared starting the trek) so we had to turn around but Josh was kind enough to bring us back the next day without charging us. Josh even helped us find a free campsite for the night so we could stay to finish the trek. The re-do was even better than the first because I felt more confident and the weather completely cleared up. He woke up super early to guide us before having to drive 6 hours. Josh was so kind and encouraging through the entire experience and we couldn't have asked for a better guide. Josh and his wife own San Juan so I'm sure the rest of the staff/guides are just as excellent with their leadership and customer service. I am dying to come back and do it again!!! WE LOVE A CABLE MOMENT! THANK YOU SO MUCH AGAIN JOSH!!!
Written August 3, 2020
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Hubey
8 contributions
Solid Company in the Mountains
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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David D
Denver, CO13 contributions
Josh - incredible Via Ferrata Guide!
Jul 2020 • Couples
Josh and the San Juan Outdoor Adventure team are fantastic! 4 of us did the Via Ferrata in Telluride. Not for the timid . . .

Trusted Josh and his incredible knowledge of the mountain and the area.
Written July 5, 2020
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Lynne
Ouray, CO6 contributions
Via Ferrata Telluride
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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Timothy M
Denver, CO7 contributions
Excellent Via Ferrata tour!
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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@thatyoumaymarvel
Springfield, MO10 contributions
Could not recommend more!!!!
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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