Beginner Canyoneering Tours in Ouray - Canyoning Colorado

Beginner Canyoning Tours

Beginner Tours are the first place to begin your canyoning / canyoneering experience. We will provide you with the perfect introduction to canyoning by certifying you through ICOpro’s Canyoneer Initiation (CAI) course. The CAI course is specifically designed to teach you to move through the canyon under the supervision of a qualified ICOpro Instructor.

What will I learn?

  • Basic spotting techniques
  • Jumping/Sliding positions (if applicable)
  • How to clip into a handline
  • How to set up your rappel device and how to rappel.

At the end of the tour, we will present you with an official card from ICOpro stating that you have completed the CAI course.


What experience do I need?

With all Beginner Tours, there is no experience required. We only ask that you have a reasonable level of fitness, you’re comfortable in water, and that you’re ready for adventure. Check out the options below, and let’s go canyoning!

 

Half Day and Full Day Tours

Canyoning Colorado, Portland Creek

Portland Creek – Half Day Tour

Portland Creek is the perfect half day adventure. Short and sweet, but don’t be fooled, it has a whopping 55 foot rappel directly in the water.

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Angel Creek – Half Day Tour

Angel Creek is another great introduction to canyoning. It is a little more challenging than Portland Creek, and it does feature the occasional natural rock slide.

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Portland + Angel Combo – Full Day Tour

Want to spend a whole day out? Then the Portland + Angel Combo is the best bang for your buck. 2 canyons in 1 day. Learn the ropes in the first one, and put them to the test in the second.

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