For those looking for the ultimate thrill, or to combine their Rafting trip with a cliffside adventure, our Granite Via Ferrata located at our Buena Vista outpost provides a unique climbing experience rewarded with incredible views of the Arkansas River, Mosquito Range and the Sawatch Range. Built at the base of the 14,000+ foot remarkable Collegiate Peaks, this exhilarating venture is an even more intense and thrilling version of ziplining.
Traverse a combination of ladders, rungs, bridges, and carved steps that run alongside the cliffside, as you climb high into the mountain. A two-carabiner locking system will ensure your safety, as you remain connected to the course at all times. Due to the equipment used, a Via Ferrata adventure is more accessible than traditional climbing, as it does not require as much technique. In 2023, we additionally updated our Granite Via Ferrata course to include an exciting new feature: the thrilling Flame Line! This flight line offers a one-of-a-kind, heart pounding adventure as you spring from the cliff face into a 50 foot freefall with remarkable views of Buena Vista scenery the entire way
Beginning March 31st, 2023, our Granite Via Ferrata trips run weekends (Friday through Sunday) and daily beginning May 12th, 2023 until Labor Day.
We offer trips at 8:30am, 11:30am, and 2:30pm
The journey can last up to 3.5 hours, so ensure that you have the physical endurance for an adventure of this duration. Our Via Ferrata excursions require participants to be at least 12 years old, weigh a minimum of 75lbs, and not exceed a weight of 250lbs. The Via Ferrata stands as one of the most demanding yet gratifying experiences available in Colorado, and while prior climbing experience is not necessary, the ability to ascend rungs and ladders is required in many sections. Read all Via Ferrata FAQs here.