Ouray Canyon Festival
held in August
Ouray Canyon Festival offers a great opportunity to discover new canyons, make new friends; to share ideas and information; and to learn new skills and techniques from other canyoneers. The intent of our festival is to provide canyoneers with opportunities to practice their skills and techniques.
During canyon festival volunteers organize canyoneering trips each day, intended for canyoneers of various skill levels. Other festival activities include: skills workshops, gear demos, slide and film presentations, gear swaps, door prizes and raffles.
Ouray Canyon Club
The Ouray Canyon Club (OCC) was launched in the spring 2012 for the purpose of promoting and teaching safe and ethical canyoneering. We are especially dedicated to introducing Ouray City residents, Ouray County residents, and western slope residents to the wonderful world of canyoneering and the amazing canyons in our own backyard.
If you are new to canyoneering, the OCC offers beginner workshops with an emphasis on safety and self-rescue. Also offered by the Ouray Canyon Club are workshops in knots, anchors, ropework, pothole-escape, rescue, and ethical canyoneering.
If you already have canyoneering experience, join other members on some of our monthly outings - a great way to meet new friends and discover new canyons.
Annual Fundraising Gear Raffel for the Ouray Mountain Rescue Team (OMRT)
This event takes place at the annual Ouray Canyon Festival and raises over $1000 to support Ouray Mountain Rescue Team, every year.