Beginner Canyoning Tour

Angel Creek


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Angel Creek is a spectacular canyon with waterfalls and rappels to experience. The biggest is 35 feet, so this is the perfect canyon to ease yourself or your family into! We’ll show you the ropes and you’ll be exploring an area in Ouray few people get to see. The half day trip starts at 8:30am or 1:30pm.


If your schedule permits, we recommend booking the 8:30am canyoning trip. *This is due to the regular occurrence of afternoon thunderstorms.


Angel Creek highlights


Kids friendly

The perfect half-day fun for the full family: bring everyone along.


Easy access

Little to no walking from car to car from approach to return



We'll rig, you'll enjoy. Experience canyoning under supervision of our team.

Angel Creek Fact Sheet

Practical Info

Tour Length:

Half Day

Minimum age:


Departure Times:

  • 8:30 am
  • 1:30 pm




Open for Bookings

Technical Info:

Grade (US/FR):

3C1 / V3.A3.II



Highest drop:



10 min


1.5-2 hrs


10-15 min

Total duration*:

1-2.5 hrs

*All times are estimate and may vary depending on group size and ability level.

Itinerary description

Angel Creek is a short drive from town, in 15 minutes we’ll reach our point of entrance where you will grab your gear and walk approximately 10-20 minutes to the canyon. Once suited and booted you will enter Angel Creek; you will begin the canyon and your adventure with a rappel. As you progress with your descent, you begin to notice the canyon walls towering over you, at the highest point they are 30ft+.

Between rappels you will have some time to absorb the beauty around you, walking through the canyon and enjoying the scenery with the opportunity to see the rock change into bright red sandstone. As the trip comes to an end, you finish with a five minute hike along a steep ridge with fixed lines to support you.

Once you reach the top, the ridge flattens out for an easy stroll back to the parking area.

Canyoning in Angel Creek in Ouray, Colorado


  • Beginners Welcome! -No previous experience required
  • Reasonable level of fitness
  • Swimming experience is not necessary, but you will encounter waterfalls in the canyon
  • 12 years or older May/June. Age 10+ mid-June to early July
  • Two people must book on for a confirmed trip


  • Complete canyoning equipment
  • Insurance
  • Photos of your experience

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