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Rock Climbing
Min. Age: 6 Years Old

Colorado Rock Climbing & Rappelling Adventures

An adventure with real rock, real challenge, and real opportunity! Nothing artificial here!

Noah’s Ark facilitates life-changing adventures for individuals, families, and groups through half day and full day rock climbing and rappelling trips. Working in partnership with the US Forest Service & Bureau of Land Management, we offer 2 amazing locations near Buena Vista, Colorado with big views, exhilarating climbs, and gut-wrenching rappels.

A Colorado rock climbing and rappelling adventure will be a great addition for groups with beginner or intermediate climbers. Check out our Backpacking or Basecamp trips to find out how you can pair your rock climb with whitewater rafting, a full-day hike, wilderness backpacking trips, or the Browns Canyon Adventure Park!

Experience natural rock walls and real cliffs on a Noah’s half day rock climbing and rappelling trip!

Enjoy 3 hours of classic Colorado rock climbing and rappelling at our outdoor sites – all located within minutes of Buena Vista and the Noah’s Ark riverfront property. This trip is a perfect option for your family or group! Combine rock climbing with Browns Canyon rafting and other activities for the perfect adventure!

1/2 Day rock climbing trips are offered May – August. They begin at 8:30 AM (an alternate afternoon option at 1:30 PM is available, but mornings are recommended for the best weather). Minimum group size is 10.

Less than 10 people in your group? Select one of the Open Enrollment dates in the form, or give us a call, and we may be able to combine you with an existing group. Reservations are required. Check back for more dates!

Climb to new heights! Get the full Colorado rock climbing and rappelling experience with Noah’s Ark’s highly professional and engaging staff.

If 3 hours just isn’t enough Colorado rock climbing, make it an all day event! Participate in both activities multiple times and try different routes as your skills improve and your confidence grows. Take a break and eat a delicious lunch as your group plays games and performs team building initiatives with the Noah’s guide team.

Our full day rock climbing trips run daily, 8:30 am to 4 pm, May – August. Minimum group size is 10. Less than 10 people in your group? Give us a call, and we may be able to combine you with an existing group. Reservations are required.

Rock Climbing Trip
Adults: $92
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Meeting Place

Sites near Noah's Ark Whitewater Rafting Co., Buena Vista, Colorado

Group Size

Minimum - 10, Maximum - 100+
(Groups less than 10 will be combined with existing groups, based on availability.)

Minimum Age

6 years old


No previous experience required.


The rock climbing was excellent! Zack and Levi and Libby were all GREAT with our kids and with us

We had an awesome time rafting Brown's Canyon! Joel our rafting guide was a laid back experienced professional, who was easy to get along with. He did an excellent job at guiding and instructing us through the rapids we encountered along our way. We would highly recommend this guiding service to anyone who wants to have an awesome time on the Arkansas River. The whole staff at Noah's ark were very courteous and friendly. We will definitely be visiting again on our next trip to the Buena Vista area!

These guys know what they're doing, and they'll work with your group to be flexible and meet your needs! We had a phenomenal week with rock climbing, rafting, and backpacking for a group of High School and College Age UMC Youth.

Our group had an outstanding time backpacking with Noah's. The staff made it super easy, the food on trail and at basecamp was amazing, and our guides, Emily and Libby, were superb! I would highly recommend adventuring with Noah's!

This was our first whitewater rafting trip. We had 3 kids from 6-13. Avery was our guide and did an amazing job getting us down the river. The experience was way better than we had imagined! Everyone loved it. Would absolutely go again. Thanks to Avery for a most memorable trip!

We had an amazing rafting trip this summer! Noah’s Ark was outstanding across the board. They were professional and it was obvious safety is a priority for them. But they were also personable and engaging. Our guide made an effort to get to know us. She was also very knowledgeable about the river and the area in general. She made sure we saw unique rock formations and interesting things. I highly recommend and would definitely use again.


The climbs that we offer are rated between 5.6 and 5.8 on the standard North American Rating System (Yosemite Decimal System). These climbs are great for both beginners and those who have climbed before. Our guides will place you on a climb that is appropriate for your experience level.

At our primary rock climbing site, Bob’s Rock, you will rappel approximately 75 feet and climb to a height of approximately 65 feet.

We can provide two or three different climbs and up to five rappelling stations to keep as many people in your group participating at once as possible. The size of your group will dictate how many systems we set up. While not participating, guests are invited to encourage others climbing or take time to relax and enjoy beautiful scenery. Our guides can help by leading initiative games with those waiting for a climb or rappel.