Southwest Adventure Guides
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AMGAFounded in Durango, Colorado in 1989, Southwest Adventure Guides is one of the most established climbing schools and guide services in the U.S. We specialize in offering small, customized, professionally guided mountaineering, rock and ice climbing, ski touring, ski mountaineering, backpacking, and avalanche training expeditions and courses throughout North and South America.
Winter Is Coming!
Alpine ClimberUpcoming Programs

Winter is fast approaching so be sure to book your trip early this year as early season condition are already trending the area for a banner winter of ice climbing, skiing, and avalanche courses!

Ice Climbing Overview

BC Ski & Avy Courses Overview


San Juan Mountain Guides
Black CanyonComing Soon!

Southwest Adventure Guides is in the process of merging with San Juan Mountain Guides in Ouray, CO. We will have office locations in both Ouray and Durango and have a whole new line up of trips to offer our clients and guests. Stay tuned for our new website this fall!!


Erik Weihenmayer

As a blind climber, I've done expeditions all around the world and dealt with all kinds of local outfitters and guide services; Southwest Adventure Guides is the best!

Erik Weihenmayer
Golden, CO

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