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Via Ferrata

Climbing Tours

The TAOS Ski Valley Via Ferrata is your chance to experience the thrill of high alpine mountain climbing - no experience necessary. Donning a harness and helmet (equipment included), guests will be personally led by our Via Ferrata guide along a network of cables and climb pre-set routes of iron bars. Situated at 11,500 feet in the sub-alpine ecosystem of Kachina Peak, our guided tour offers beginner through advanced Via Ferrata route challenges, a 100-foot skybridge, and a double-cable catwalk. Guests can progress to vertical terrain with spectacular views of the Rio Hondo and Wheeler Peak Wilderness.

ReaD Before Booking

Guests are encouraged to reserve a spot 24 hours in advance and must complete a waiver prior to getting on the route. Guides will call guests the afternoon before a tour with more information and complete an on-mountain safety orientation prior to starting the tour.

Via Ferrata is a guided activity. Accessing Via Ferrata without a guide is strictly prohibited. Guests should follow the instruction of the guides at all times.

  • You must weigh between 88 and 264 pounds and be 12 years of age or older to participate.
  • All participants must sign a waiver and attend the Via Ferrata orientation with your guide prior to climbing.
  • Participants must be able to properly utilize all safety restraint devices before climbing.
  • Participants must wear sturdy, closed-toe athletic shoes with minimal heels. Hiking or approach style shoes are preferred, but low-top, soft rubber athletic shoes or hiking boots are also acceptable. All shoes must be closed-toe. Taos Sports offers approach shoes for rent.
  • Operators are not responsible for lost or damaged items left or brought into the area.
  • No smoking in or around the course area.
  • Parents are responsible for their children.
  • The routes carry inherent risks including but not limited to falls, rock falls, travel on uneven terrain, and exposure to inclement weather. Participate in this activity at your own risk.


  • You are pregnant
  • You have any medical conditions that may impact your ability to participate
  • You require any fast acting medications
  • You are impaired in any way

Via Ferrata Pricing

Summer 24 Pricing

Ticket price includes a guide, rental harness, Via Ferrata lanyard, and helmet.

1 Guest | $325

2 Guests | $325 ($163/person)

3 Guests | $425 ($142/person)

4 Guests | $525 ($132/person)

5 Guests | $625 ($125/person)

Via Ferrata Accessories

Additional accessories are available to rent for your tour from Taos Sports.

  • Via Ferrata Shoes | $20

  • Via Ferrata Gloves | $10

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