Backpacking in the San Juans

Ascend, Explore, Discover

Mountain Guide Service of Durango & Silverton CO

Welcome to San Juan Expeditions

As the guide service of Silverton and Durango Colorado, San Juan Expeditions is a year-round guide service that offers our clients jaw-dropping climbing and trekking opportunities in the summer while our guided skiing, ice climbing, and avalanche education keep our guests busy in the winter. As the only year-round guide service headquartered in Silverton, we are uniquely qualified to share our world-class backyard with you, your friends, and your family. Offering programs to match any experience level, from novice to expert, we look forward to having our AMGA educated & certified guides foster an unforgettable experience for you.


Unforgettable Summer Adventures Adventure in the San Juan Mountains with professional guides and summit 14ers, backpack through alpine meadows blanketed in wildflowers, or tie in and try your hand at rock climbing. Looking for an…

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Winter is What We Do As a guide company based in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, we specialize in facilitating unforgettable experiences whether we are backcountry skiing, ice climbing, or getting avy savvy…

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Privately Guided, Custom expeditions San Juan Expeditions along with sister company Aspen Expeditions has a long history of providing smaller privately guided, custom expeditions locally in Colorado and around the globe. It’s in our name…

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“If you are looking to move safely through some of the most gnarly terrain in the continental US then San Juan Expeditions in Silverton is the place to go. They have an extremely knowledgeable team and can educate you on avalanche safety and backcountry travel. From a short day tour to a multi-day expedition they are equipped with the skills to make it happen.”

— Kevin Roemer

“Just completed a terrific AIARE 1 course. Instructors Matt and Kam were kind, knowledgeable, and fun to be around. They did an excellent job of fostering a welcoming and caring learning environment and most of the learning was student-driven and hands on. I left feeling more competent and confident in my ability to recognize and manage risk in avalanche terrain. 10/10 recommend!”

— Zachary Conrad
A San Juan Expeditions client nearing the summit of vestal Peak

Popular Summer Adventures

Ouray Via Ferrata

Spend your day with us, hanging from iron cables and climbing a European style via ferrata! Enjoy a half day of climbing on the Ouray Via Ferrata with San Juan Expeditions. The Downstream Route provides climbing…

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Durango Rock Climbing

Experience an unforgettable adventure scaling rock walls in Durango, CO The town of Durango offers multiple opportunities to rock climb at a variety of cliffs perfect for all ages and abilities. Situated in the Animas…

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Join a local guide to show you the best trails in the San Juans We offer short day (4 hrs) or full day (6 hrs) private custom mountain hikes daily on request. Our team of experienced…

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