Winter, summer, spring and fall, Aspen Alpine Guides offers every excursion to satisfy your adventurous side. Since 1987, AAG has provided professional, quality mountain guiding adventures in the Aspen area and beyond. We are an equal opportunity service provider and employer operating under a special use permit from the USDA Forest Service, White River National Forest.

Our adventures span guided year-round trips including hiking, rock climbing, mountaineering, snow-shoeing, cross country ski instruction and tours, backcountry skiing, out of bounds lift assisted skiing, mountain biking, backpacking, hut trips on the 10th Mountain Hut System, and High Altitude Training for runners and Cyclists. We also offer a series of international trekking and climbing trips, as well as American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) courses. With areas of operation spanning from Crested Butte to Aspen, Leadville to Vail, Telluride and Moab, Utah, we specialize in creating custom backcountry adventures for individuals and groups of all abilities and sizes.

Why choose a guide?

Not only are our guides certified in emergency wilderness medicine, they also have the knowledge and knowhow to tailor a trip to your individual needs and take you to places far from crowds and conventionality. As the saying goes around here, your guide is your most important accessory. Meet our guides!



Featured Adventures

Ladies Hut Trips

Girls don't need guys to have a good time in the Colorado high country, Leave the Boys Behind offers women only hut trips, avalanche courses and intro to uphill clinics.

Avalanche Education

This winter, get the knowledge you need to make smart decisions in the backcountry. Sign up for hut based or Aspen based AIARE Level I course, or expand your skills with our AIARE Level II course. 

Elk Mountain Ski Migration

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Want to embark on a five day / four night hut-to-hut backcountry skiing adventure deep into the Elk Mountains? Sign up for our January or April Elk Mountain Ski Migration and spend five days chasing powder and peaks as you travel hut-to-hut.