Here Are the Best Spots for Climbing in Colorado

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We know how planning a climbing trip can be. You have to round up people, study the rocks of the regions, the climbing problems, map out an itinerary, find a place to stay, and the list goes on! Colorado is the perfect destination for quality climbing. Between its gorgeous landscapes and various rocky mountains, it provides one of the best playgrounds for rock climbers all over the world. Read on to discover some of our favorite spots for climbing in Colorado and plan a stress-free trip today with Bighorn Rentals!

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3 Sport Climbing Spots in Colorado You Need to Know About


This is by far one of the most popular rock climbing towns in the United States. It’s merely 40 minutes north of Denver and can make a great day trip from Frisco. You can find plenty of rock formations in the area, which makes for a climber’s paradise! Some include granite, solid sandstone, quartzite, basalt, limestone, and more. You’ll find great rope climbing spots at Eldorado Canyon State Park, and many boulders near the Flatirons, Boulder Canyon, and Flagstaff Mountain! The latter one has a lot of easy problems (classic climbing routes), so it makes for a great spot if you’re traveling with beginners.

Garden of the Gods

You have to stop by the Garden of the Gods during your rock climbing outing. It’s a little farther away from Frisco (two and a half hours), but it’s worth the trip! This beautiful park in Colorado Springs isn’t very vast but offers an incredible selection of problems of all levels of difficulty to thrill members of the climbing community. Warm up at the Snake Pit boulder, then make your way to the Twin Spires formation! Challenge your skills at the Potholes route (5.7 difficulty level) or the End of an Era (5.8+).


If you want to take it slow one day and stay in the Frisco and Breckenridge area to warm up, you’ll be glad to learn that you can find a couple of great boulders there too. The boulders in Frisco, for example, spread between exit 201 from I-70 (located on the far west end of Main Street). Walk south down the ramp until the lane merges and be on the lookout for a light pole. The first will be on a shelf up to your right. It features two popular problems, the Frisco Buttress (V6 difficulty level) and the Via the Hot One (V9). The next will be next to the parking area.

Are you scared rain might ruin your trip? Don’t worry. Enjoy your favorite sport at the nearest, rock climbing gym! Summit Climbing Gym is only 11 minutes away from Frisco in Silverthorne and offers a great indoor experience. Day passes cost $20 per rock climber.

Find the Perfect Home for Your Colorado Rock Climbing Adventure

View of the kitchen and dining room of the property - wooden details and high ceilingsAre you excited about this amazing rock-climbing trip to Colorado? We hope our recommendations have helped you plan the best day trips during your stay. Now that we have your days figured out, how about your nights? Finding a great place to stay is key when planning your vacation to one of Colorado’s climbing destinations.

Take a look at our Frisco Cedar Cabin, for example! You’ll have plenty of room to fit 10 people with four beds and three baths. You can cook delicious dinners in the fully-equipped kitchen after a long day of climbing, sit together on the large sofa to watch a movie or play games, and wake up to the most stunning mountain views!

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