Maroon Bells Traverse

  • Duration 1 Day
  • Technical Climbing

The Maroon Bells Traverse is considered by many to be one of the most difficult and technically challenging traverses from one 14er to another

Exposed ridges and ledges connect South Maroon Peak (14,156′) to North Maroon Peak (14,014′).  You will be moving securely through all “technical” terrain (up to 5.6 climbing) as your guide will have you roped up using AMGA “short-roping” and “short-pitching” techniques. This is one of the most classic routes in the area, offering amazing 360 degree views of the central Elk Mountains. This is our longest single day outing. Client times can vary greatly but 10-14 hours car to car is common. We highly recommend rock climbing experience and good cardio fitness for this adventure. We can get you out with your peak guide for a short day of alpine training before your Maroon Bells Traverse day if needed or recommended.     

Trip Details


1 Day


Some alpine climbing experience necessary

Maximum Guide Ratio



  • AMGA and AE trained/certified alpine guide 
  • All technical equipment (helmet, harness, climbing equipment, ropes, packs, etc.)

Not Included

  • Lunch/snack food & water
  • Guide gratuity

Trip Itinerary

Your guide will contact you the day before at the phone number you give us to discuss an appropriate plan for you and to confirm a meeting place and start time. You will go over necessary gear to pack an

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