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Rocky Mountain National Park

SJMG Programs in Rocky Mountain National Park


San Juan Mountain Guides is proud to introduce new programs and opportunities to climb in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. The park encompasses 415 square miles of spectacular mountain environments and offers hundreds of rock, ski, alpine climbing, and mountaineering objectives for outdoor enthusiasts.

Classic climbs of the iconic Long’s Peak (14,259′)such as Kiener’s Route (III, 5.4, Mixed Alpine)and the North Face Cables Route (II, 5.4) are not to be missed – yet represent only the proverbial tip of the iceberg in terms of the wealth of quality climbs to be experienced in Rocky Mountain National Park. Other objectives such as The North Ridge on Spearhead (III, 5.6) and The South Face of the Petit Grepon (III, 5.8) will keep you coming back season after season. The Diamond on Long’s Peak is one of the most classic climbing objectives in North America and a grand achievement for any climber.

The SJMG Difference

Our unique approach to guiding in Rocky Mountain National Park places the emphasis on developing trip itineraries and objectives to cultivate your climbing talents and then utilize them on climbs that both challenge and inspire your abilities. The flexibility we offer to customize your experience allows you and your guide unparalleled opportunity to adjust objectives given weather or other constraints, achieve learning/skill acquisition outcomes, and climb classic routes in one of America’s most well known climbing venues – all the while maintaining industry leading risk management during your time mountains with SJMG. Join us this summer to experience the unique and varied climbing opportunities in Rocky Mountain National Park which appeal to climbers of all ability levels.

Expert, AMGA Certified Guides


SJMG has partnered with Steve Johnson as our Lead Guide for programs, courses, and trips in Rocky Mountain National Park. Steve is an AMGA Certified Rock & Alpine Guide as well as a veteran guide in RMNP and throughout other Front Range climbing destinations – such as Eldorado Canyon and The Flatirons.

Additional RMNP guides for the 2018 summer season include Micah LewkowitzLance  SullinsAndrew Plagens, and Andres Marin, each with intimate knowledge of the complexities of climbing and guiding in Rocky Mountain National Park.  We specialize in organizing custom itineraries, trips, courses, and program for individuals or groups.  Our unparalleled access to the terrain in Rocky Mountain National Park gives us the ability to offer a wide range of alpine and rock climbing options and objectives.

Custom Program Options

Summer and Fall 2018 programs and climbs in Rocky Mountain National Park are arranged on a private/custom basis and can be tailored to your needs and desired outcomes. Costs per day are listed on individual program pages and start as low as $209 per person. It is best to call (800-642-5389) or email ([email protected]) our office to help determine the per day costs for your trip based on your objectives in Rocky Mountain National Park.