Ouray Via Ferrata Upstream Route

An advanced climbing adventure!

Take your adventure to the next level! The Upstream Via Ferrata provides an extra challenge as it winds its way through Ouray’s impressive Uncompahgre Gorge.

The climbing difficulty kicks up on this route.  The metal rungs and free-hanging ladders are steeper and the rock steps used to scale the sheer walls are more precarious.

To ensure success on this strenuous route, climbers need to have completed the Downstream Via Ferrata (or have similar experience).  Your AMGA Rock Guide will help determine which via is the best choice for your group’s abilities and goals.


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Trips offered May through September.


Adventurers Trip Cost Cost per
1 $399
2 $470 $235
3 $585 $195
4 $940 $235



Trip Length
The Upstream Route takes an average of four hours to complete. Some parties may finish in three hours, others might need five.

Group Size
This private trip can accommodate most group sizes. There can be a maximum of three climbers per guide.

Departure Times
7:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m., and 12:00 p.m.

Meeting Location
The Ouray Via Ferrata parking lot.

We provide all technical equipment (via ferrata lanyard, harness, helmet, gloves). Participants must wear sneakers with good tread.

Included in your trip cost

  • One day of guiding in Ouray, CO
  • Trip lead by an AMGA Rock Guide
  • All technical equipment (via ferrata lanyard, harness, helmet, gloves)


Not included in your trip cost

  • Meals/Personal snacks
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Customary guide gratuity
  • Trip/Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
  • Incurred costs by leaving a program early
  • Incurred costs as a result of force majeure