Garden of the Gods and Red Rock Canyon Rock Climbing Trips


Climbing in Garden of the Gods and Red Rock Canyon is available year round weather permitting. Because of the friable nature of soft sandstone rain and snow may require an alternative location or rescheduling.

Guided Rock Climbing Trip Rates

1 Guide Half Day (4 hours) Regular Day (6 hours) Full Day (8 hours)
1 Guest $309 $369 $429
2 Guests $249 $309 $369
3 Guests $199 $249 $309
4 Guests $149 $199 $249
2 guides to keep low ratios for the best experience!
5-8 Guests $119 $149 $199

Rate Information:

Rates are per person, e.g. 3 people for a Regular Day would be $259/person for a total of $777. Trip start times are custom but generally we recommend 8AM starts for most rock climbing May through September to avoid heat, crowding, and afternoon thunderstorms.

Discount Information: We appreciate our guests but discounts are limited to the following and cannot be combined with any other offer.

Early Bird Discounts and Last Chance Pricing: Book early and save! Schedule any rock climbing trip a month or more in advance for a 10% discount. Any trip booked with less than 48 hours notice incur a $100 convenience fee.

Bundle Pricing: The ultimate way to get started climbing! Purchase 3 or more days of climbing guiding or instruction at once for a 10% discount. Schedule at your convenience.

Garden of the Gods and Red Rock Canyon are both located on the west side of Colorado Springs in the southern Front Range. Colorado Springs Airport is the most convenient airport about half an hour from the parks and serves most of the continental US. For international travelers and those not sticking around the Colorado Springs area Denver International Airport is the most commonly used airport.

Typical Meeting Location:

Garden of the Gods features a number of bigger, easier classic routes that even first time climbers can accomplish. While those climbing at a high level can find several quality climbing lines to keep them occupied.

Climb Name Climb Description
Montezuma's Tower (5.7, 2 pitches) This Front Range rock climb is well known for it's amazing position with a low barrier to entry. Many beginner climbers are able to complete the airy two pitches of this climb. This desert fin rises nearly 200' to a small summit where you do a single rappel back to terra firma. Montezuma's Tower
New Era (5.7+, 3 pitches) This desert crack is reminiscent of the climbing in Red Rocks in Las Vegas Nevada. This follows a crack system for three pitches ending on one of the major summits in Garden of the Gods. From there climbers will scramble down the south ridge back to the loop road to complete this Front Range classic climb New Era
West Point Crack (5.9, 3 pitches) A real desert feel with soft sandstone, unique chimney features and a bit of spiciness at the top. This summits South Gateway with a short pitch at the top packing a punch before a short downclimb and walk down. West Point Crack

Trips Include

-Group climbing equipment (ropes, carabiners, etc).

-Individual climbing equipment (harness, helmet, climbing shoes, and belay devices).

-Guide with AMGA Training and Certifications for climbing and instruction.

Trip Excludes

-Transportation to climbing sites or any sort of lodging.

-Guide gratuities.

-Personal clothing and footwear.

-Personal snacks and water.

-Trip Insurance

-Other costs not associated with services provided by The Colorado Climbing Company.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

If for some reason you need to cancel your course or trip outside of 30 days you will receive a full refund less service charges to cover our costs incurred. For trips less than $500 this service charge is $50 and for those more than $500 this service charge is $100 or 10% of the trip cost, whichever is greater. If you must cancel within 30 days of the course or trip a refund of 50% will be given. All balances are due in full before the start of any course or trip and no refunds will be given beyond the course or trip date. In the case of unsafe conditions, weather or other circumstances beyond our control we will do our best to reschedule or issue a credit for a future trip. If this isn't possible you will receive a refund less the previously outlined service charges.

Garden of the Gods is one of the gems of the Front Range climbing scene and as the only certified guides operating in the park we're excited to show you the best climbing it has to offer. This National Natural Landmark is located in Colorado Springs and features amazing sandstone spires jutting hundreds of feet into the air. The sandstone spires against the blue skies feature everything from beginner slabs climbs to difficult cracks and desert towers. All with Pikes Peak as the backdrop as you climb while falcons fly through the area and mule deer occasionally wander by. There are a variety of climbs that make this an excellent location for beginners as well as more challenging trips for climbers with more experience. With the pleasant weather of Colorado Springs fall is one of the best times and with frequently pleasant weather in winter we can even combine this with a morning of ice climbing in North Cheyenne Canyon

Red Rock Canyon is another city park that, while it's part of the same geological formation, isn't quite as revered as Garden of the Gods. The climbs here are a great location for learning to sport lead or for beginner climbers looking for a little more solitude. Bear and deer are not uncommon and the north-south orientation makes it a great location for early summer mornings. Because the sandstone can become fragile when wet we cannot climb here for a day or two after it rains and will often head to the granite of North Cheyenne Canyon as a backup.

Climbing in Garden of the Gods & Red Rock Canyon

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