Wilderness is not a Luxury, but a Necessity of the Human Spirit...
Are you ready for an adventure? There's no better place than the Elk Mountains for some backcountry fun.
John on North Maroon Peak.
Photo Credit: Steve Szarodi
John and Signa on a hut trip.
Photo Credit: Patrick Mahoney
John practicing rope work during an American Mountain Guides' course.
Photo Credit: Angela Hawse
Aspen Adventure Guides' website is a portal to all things outdoorsy for John Young and Signa Strom. It is a place to learn about who we are and how to contact us. It is here that we share adventures we are going on and adventures we can take you on. We work with and through licensed, insured, and permitted businesses such as Aspen Alpine Guides, Aspen Snowmass Ski Company, and others. This site is also where we hide our blogs - news about our lives in the mountains, thoughts about life in general, and reviews of products that stand out.
So welcome, and we hope to hear from you soon!
Rock Climbing The Roaring Fork Valley offers some exceptional climbing opportunities from beginner to expert. Whether you'd like to try climbing for the very first time, improve your climbing skills, or learn more about setting up top ropes or managing multi-pitch adventures.
Winter Hut Trips Ski or snowshoe into one of 30 backcountry huts for a fabulous winter "camping" adventure. Wood stove, real food, and spectacular views.
Backcountry Ski & Ski Mountaineering Trips Tackle our beautiful, semi-technical peaks on skis. Enjoy untracked powder and photo ops around every corner.
Snowshoe Day Trips For fun, or for fitness, get out into the woods for a brilliant day in the backcountry.
Private, in resort, Ski Lessons Learn to ski, or improve your skills on groomers, bumps, and steeps on any of the four Aspen/Snowmass ski mountains. Book directly through us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hiking & Backpacking From day trips to overnights, there are hundreds of trails meandering through spectacular aspen forests and over incredible mountainsides to views you thought were only found in picture books.
Mountaineering & Peak Summits Interested in learning more of the mountaineering skills you'll need to summit technical peaks? Want to climb Pyramid, the Maroon Bells, Capitol or one of our other challenging 14,000 ft peaks?
Summer Hut Trips Hike in to any of the 30 cozy and comfortable backcountry huts between Aspen, Vail, and Crested Butte. Or, if you're up to it, run from Aspen to Vail over 5 days and 100 miles with Rickey Gates during his Hut Run Hut trip.
All adventures are booked, permitted, and purchased through either Aspen Alpine Guides or Aspen/Snowmass Ski Company. Prices are subject to change and do not include rental gear, insurance, guide mileage, or any other fees. All trips are subject to Aspen Alpine Guides and / or Aspen Snowmass Ski Co. polices.