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About Us

The only four season guide service in Silverton, CO

San Juan Expeditions is the guide service of Silverton and Durango Colorado. In 2018, Aspen Expeditions acquired Kling Mountain Guides (founded in 2008) from Josh Kling, IFMGA guide and renowned avalanche educator. Rebranded as San Juan Expeditions, we have earned a reputation as one of the finest AIARE avalanche education programs in the San Juan Mountains. We offer privately guided custom ski, ice, hut, rock and mountain climbing adventures, from Red Mountain Pass to Durango.

As a year-round guide service, we offer 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.

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San Juan Expeditions is proud partners of The North Face, CAMP, Weston Backcountry, Ortovox and Cripple Creek Backcountry, our retail partner, offering the most extensive alpine touring and four season backcountry equipment/apparel sales/rentals in the region.

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Meet Our Guides

San Juan Expeditions is a place where the genuine care and safety of our guests is our highest mission. Our guided experiences are always tailored to meet our clients’ individual expectations and goals. We pledge to always uphold the highest industry standards in training and certifications for our highly skilled and seasoned mountain guides.

Find Your Next Adventures

Based in Silverton, CO the San Juans provide year round inspiration to venture further and climb higher.


With a sea of summits to pick from, our summer alpine climbing program offers single day or multi-day trips fit for groups of all ages and levels of experience. …

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Want to try outdoor climbing for the first time, or maybe you’re an experienced climber looking for mentorship to take your objectives to the next level. Our rock program has what you need. …

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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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