Vestal Peak


Durango, Colorado

Group Size

2 people per guide


72 hours



Starting At

$1486.25 for 1 person

Vestal peak is the type of objective the beginner to intermediate alpine climber dreams of. Located in a picturesque alpine valley in the largest swath of wilderness in Colorado, Vestal is a remote 13er that asks to be climbed. The peak itself is a sight to behold and is worth the hike alone. But the trip doesn't stop at first sight of Vestal, it's just getting started.

Boasting an alpine ridge even the most experienced alpine climbers can't help but revel in, the Wham Ridge, we will spend the second day scaling this iconic feature. With over 2,000ft of continuous easy to moderate climbing and scrambling the ridge deposits you on a summit bloc with 360-degree panoramic views that won't disappoint. Don't miss your opportunity to climb this San Juan classic with some of the most experienced guides in the San Juans. 

What's included

All Meals

San Juan Expeditions provides all meals for this trip. If you have any dietary restrictions, be sure to let us know before your course so we can be sure to accommodate it.

Camping Equipment

San Juan Expeditions provides tents, cooking equipment (stove, fuel etc), water purification.

Group First Aid

Your guide will have a group first aid kit available if any minor injuries occur while in the field.

Land Use Surcharge

Forest Service & BLM land use surcharge included in cost of trip.

San Juan Expeditions

View Website Durango, Colorado 970-460-6065

Welcome to San Juan Expeditions the guide service of Silverton and Durango Colorado. As a year-round guide service, we offer our clients jaw-dropping climbing and trekking opportunities in the summer while our guided skiing, ice climbing, and avalanche education keep our guests busy in the winter. As the only year-round guide service headquartered in Silverton, we are uniquely qualified to share our world-class backyard with you, your friends, and your family. Offering programs to match any experience level, from novice to expert, we look forward to having our AMGA educated & certified guides foster an unforgettable experience for you.

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Where you'll meet

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Cancellation Policy

SJE requires a full credit card or cash/check payment to hold your reservation. If you choose to cancel within 7 days of a scheduled trip, you will be charged full price. Within 7-14 days of your trip, we would be happy to work out a date to reschedule. If you choose to cancel 2 weeks or more (3 weeks or more for multi-day trips of 5+ people) prior to your scheduled trip, you will receive a full refund. If your guide decides that weather makes your scheduled trip a no-go, we will work with you to reschedule, give you a credit, or refund your trip. Given that mountain travel has so many extenuating & unavoidable variables, travel insurance is highly recommended.

Our precautions for COVID-19

What you can expect from us:

We understand the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic; our goal is to provide our clients the experience they seek without compromising their safety or the safety of our staff. We are adhering to all COVID-19 guidelines and timelines, as issued by Pitkin County. 

General Business Practices:

  • We will encourage our employees to use conservative social distancing behavior while not at work to reduce their exposure to COVID-19 and therefore the exposure to our clients.
  • We will conduct daily symptoms checks of all employees.
  • Staff will receive oversight/auditing by management to ensure they’re following these guidelines.
  • AEW will focus on private & small group guiding over group larger enrolment adventures.
  • We will be diligent in following these stated guidelines.


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COVID-19 safety precautions provided by San Juan Expeditions and are not checked for accuracy by Origin.

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