Welcome to the Ouray Canyon Club

host of the Annual Ouray Canyon Festival

The Ouray canyon Club is in the process of being organized.  Anyone interested in helping to organize the club, serve on the interim Board of Directors, or interested in participation in club activities, please use the "Contact" tab to send us an email.

 The Ouray Canyon Club 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.

Each August the club hosts the annual Ouray Canyon Festival attracting canyoneers from across the country and around the world.  This year the third annual festival will be held Augustr 16 through August 19 at Fellin Park next to the Hot Springs Pool, Main Street, Ouray, Co.

For complete Festival information visit:


To register as a volunteer, or to participate in the festival, or to attend the First Annual Members Meeting, please click the festival meetup group at:



If you are new to canyoneering, the OCC offers beginner workshops with an emphasison 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 canyoneeringexperience, join other members on some of our monthly outings - a great way tomeet new friends and discover new cannyons.


Canyoneering is a personal choice and requires personal responsibility.Canyoneeringand associated activities are dangerous and can result in injury and/or death.Canyoneering exposes you to risks.Risks are not eliminated by training, or skill.By your participation in any OCC activity or event, you accept and assume anyand all risks, including those created by negligence, connected to such activityor event.

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