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Mount Evans Via Ferrata




Just 30 minutes from Denver, at our Idaho Springs outpost, guests have the opportunity to try out a unique and exciting Via Ferrata course! Via Ferrata, translated as “Iron Way” in Italian, is a mountaineering adventure that has been a method of transportation in Europe for centuries, yet today is primarily used as a recreation experience. Iron rungs, rails, bridges, ladders, and cables will help you navigate your way along the cliffside, rewarding with stunning views of the Rocky Mountains, historic Idaho Springs, and the Chicago Creek.

On this up to 3 hour adventure, you will traverse across the cliffside, rappel down a 70-foot rock face, then zipline above the Chicago Creek and back down to our outpost. Guests will clip in and out of cables, as they make their way along the mountainside, utilizing iron rungs, bars, and handholds to gain vantage points on the cliff face. The advanced internal locking system on the two carabiners gear will never leave you disconnected from the cable course and ensures you remain connected to the mountainside at all times!


  • Climb the mountainside using iron rungs, bars, and handholds
  • Rappel down the cliff face
  • Climb over 300 feet above the ground
  • Catch incredible views of the Rocky Mountains and historic Idaho Springs!
  • Ziplines included with this exciting mountaineering experience
  • Experience the Rocky Mountains from an entirely new angle
  • Located at our Idaho Springs location, only 30 minutes from Denver

Location: Idaho Springs, CO VIEW MAPVIEW MAP

Duration: 1/2 Day


Minimum Age: 12 years old

from $119 Ages 12+

Visitors Rated 5.0 / 5.0 based on 437 ratings for Via Ferrata Tour.


Since our establishment in 1998, Colorado Zipline strives to balance exhilarating guest experiences with rigorous safety precautions on our Via Ferrata courses. We seek to ignite your adventure with electrifying thrills while maintaining your absolute safety. Our guides are thoroughly versed in safety measures, inclusive of First-Aid and CPR. Should you feel uncomfortable during the course at any point, we encourage you to relay your concerns to your guide. With their extensive experience, they are adept at soothing any anxieties and expertly leading guests like you across every course and line!

We take pride in the stringent maintenance and safety standards of our Via Ferrata courses, as well as our equipment that has successfully passed extensive quality inspections. Before your journey commences, our guides will conduct a detailed safety briefing and ensure your gear is properly fitted and securely fastened.

Minimum age: 12
Minimum weight: 50 lbs, maximum weight 250 lbs


  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Gloves
  • Lanyards with clips


  • Closed toed shoes are required
  • Comfy, athletic style pants
  • Water Bottle (if desired)
  • Sunscreen
  • Backpack (if desired)


  • Meet at the Idaho Springs Outpost
  • Gear up & meet your guide
  • Jump in our Zip Truck for a ride to the top of the cliffside
  • Head out for your Via Ferrata Adventure!


March – October
March | Trips leave at 9:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
April to Early May | Trips leave at 9:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM Wednesday-Sunday
May to October | Trips leave at 9:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM Daily

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