Climbing & Mountaineering

Climbers topping out in Dragon's Tail Couloir on Flattop Mountain, Rocky Mountain National Park. May 2006.

Climbers topping out in Dragon’s Tail Couloir on Flattop Mountain, Rocky Mountain National Park.

At McGregor Mountain Lodge, you are literally surrounded by endless world class climbing. Whether you’re in to Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, or skiing, you will be in the heart of it all. With Lumpy Ridge and McGregor Slab only minutes away, and the entrance to the National Park only 1/2 mile from our driveway, access is easy to some of the states most spectacular climbing.

No matter what your skill level or what type of climbing you enjoy, the Estes Valley and Rocky Mountain National Park have you covered. If you want to hone your skills, head to one of the rock gyms in town. If you’d like some lessons on rock climbing, let us know and we can get you set up with some world renowned outfitters and instructors/guides. There are numerous alpine rock routes, mountaineering routes and big wall climbs in the park, access to all only minutes from the front door of your cabin here at McGregor.

Come in the winter to try your hand at ice climbing or come in the spring months when the weather is warming and the snow climbs are in pristine condition.

The bottom line is that we here at McGregor are passionate about our beautiful and wild surroundings and we offer a great place to access some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes and offer that perfect place to unwind and relax after a long day in the hills.

For the outdoor enthusiast and adventurer, consider hiring our local professionally certified guide, Mike Lewis. Mike has been guiding for more than 20 years in the U.S. and internationally. Whether an expert in climbing or back country skiing, or just beginning Mike will be glad to show you all the magic that Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding areas offer. From Ice climbing and skiing in the winter and spring months, to climbing Longs Peak or Lumpy Ridge or exploring the McGregor Slab (literally out your back door) or the Flatirons in Boulder, Mike has the experience to make your outing personable and memorable for one, two and three day guiding adventures. Learn more about Mike at and get in touch with him at or 720-454-8698.

Mike Lewis skinning into the backcountry

Mike Lewis skinning into the backcountry


Check out some of these packages sure to meet everyone’s climbing or hiking interest and budget.

Half Day Fun Hikes and Climbs starting at $90/person

Climb Longs Peak and other Technical Climbing/Pricing

Climbing Lessons/Guiding Services

Climbing Gyms

For more information on climbing in the area:

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Rappelling down the North Face of Long's Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park. June 2006.

Rappelling down the North Face of Long’s Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park.