Via Ferrata Tours


A Via Ferrata is a way to traverse across and up a cliff-face by walking across iron bars that have been inserted into the rock face. Via Ferrata is an Italian term that quite literally means ‘iron road’. The first came to be in the 19th century but are most famously known for their role in World War I when troops constructed them to help aid their movement through the Italian Dolomite mountain region. Nowadays,  adrenaline- junkies can enjoy these climbing paths all over the world, including right here around Breckenridge

Guests will move along a designated path of iron rungs and bridges. Along the way, they will be required to clip in and out of the cable to progress through the course. This is made possible through an advanced internal locking system in the carabiners. Each guest will have 2 carabiners connected to bungee-style lanyards on their harness. The internal locking system makes it impossible to clip out of both at the same time, ensuring that climbers are connected to the cable of the course at all times.


There’s no denying the adentaline rush that comes from taking on one of Colorado’s via ferrata courses. Try it with your office for some corporate bonding, or a bachelor party to really spice things up.

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Mt. Blue Sky Via Ferrata

Idaho Springs, CO

Our Idaho Springs Via Ferrata tour is one of AVA’s newer extreme adventures and sits on the base of a beautiful 14,000+ foot peak right in the Rockies, and is located on our 9-acre property in Idaho Springs just 45 minutes from Breckenridge. This course requires 3 hours and has you climbing over 300 feet above the ground! The Idaho Springs Via Ferrata course is open 9 months of the year.


  • Minimum Age: 12  years
  • Maximum Weight: 250 lbs.
  • Rates: $129
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Granite Via Ferrata

Buena Vista, CO

Come venture along with AVA’s NEW Granite Via Ferrata course in Buena Vista! You’ll take two ziplines to the starting point of this adventure, then traverse high above the Arkansas River Valley along the granite cliffside. This course is a more exposed, edgier rendition of AVA’s Mount Evans Via Ferrata in Idaho Springs.

Rappel down a rock face, ascend crags, cross multiple suspended bridges, and even experience a stomach-dropping 78 foot free fall! This new feature is truly a one of a kind and the most extreme Via Ferrata element in the state. The 3-hour excursion is built at the base of the 14,000+ foot Collegiate Peaks and will have your heart pumping as you explore the mountaintops in the beautiful Colorado Rockies.

Our rafting trips, Zip Line tours, and rock climbing trips all leave from our Granite Outpost between Buena Vista and Leadville which is just over an hour away from Breckenridge. 


  • Minimum Age: 12 years
  • Maximum Weight: 250 lbs,
  • Rates: $109


Double your adventure by pairing one (or both) of our epic via ferrata courses with some whitewater rafting? Check out these amazing via ferrata & whitewater rafting packages.