Engage Your Mind and Your Body

Challenge yourself with a Climb or Hike in the beautiful setting of the Mount Mansfield Region of Stowe, Vermont, scaling trails and taking in all the boreal forest has to offer.

Relax and Paddle down Lamoile river, soaking in the Vermont Nature.


Looking for a true VT adventure? SUNRISE MOUNTAIN GUIDES has partnered with VERMONT CANOE & KAYAK (VCK) to offer a rock climb & paddle or guided hike & paddle package. Customize your own adventure suited to your abilities and needs. This full-day adventure is perfect for families, groups or anyone who wants to try out climbing or paddling for the first time, or to challenge the outdoor enthusiast.

The climbing consists of short “top roped” climbs for every ability level and ends with a comfortable paddle down the Lamoille River. We will focus on safety, communication, technique, and a variety of equipment.  All equipment is included.

SMG will greet you at VCK, where you will park and prepare for the day.  You will then be transported to the base of Prospect Rock where you will hike/climb to the overlook of the Lamoille River. Once you’ve mastered your vertical climb, you will meet at the river where VCK will have the boats of your choice waiting for you (solo, tandem kayaks or canoes) at the length of paddle you desire.  Make your way unguided, down the class 1 scenic stretch of river at your own pace, back to the VCK outpost where you started your adventure.


Rock Climbing & Hiking Equipment List

  • Sturdy shoes or sneakers
  • Comfortable socks
  • Synthetic shorts or pants
  • Synthetic top
  • Small pack
  • Water and food
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Insulating layer
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat, gloves
  • Camera
  • Head lamp
  • Wet/water shoes 
  • Rock Shoes
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Boat of your choice (kayak, tandem kayak or canoe) 
  • Transportation up the river 

Equipment Question?


Rock Climb and Paddle

8:30 – 4:30 daily.

Ages 8+
$225/ single, $190/ 2 or more


Hike an Paddle

5 hrs

Customized times daily
$200/single, $100/additional persons

*Prices include rock shoes, helmet and harness rental.


What They Say

“Instead of taking a short vacation we decided to “staycation” in Stowe and try something new. We were assured by the guides that we would succeed at Rock Climbing. Dennis and Greg were outstanding leaders; very encouraging, coached us on technique and taught us the basics of the sport. All three of us had a fantastic time trying different parts of the rock face and repelling. I would trust my vacation experience with these guides for hiking, rock climbing or ice climbing as they are extremely knowledgeable and just great fun to be with. ~ Karen N.

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