Advanced Canyoning Tour

Cascade Creek

$400/person

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Overview

Cascade Creek is the proud owner of Ouray’s most famous waterfall – it’s so big, you can see it from town! Some of the highlights in Cascade creek include 175ft and 200ft waterfalls, plus the “corkscrew”, which is an 100ft rappel down twisting tiers! As if that wasn’t enough, the last waterfall of the day is 270ft and ends right in town.

Cascade Creek highlights

1

Iconic

Rappel down Ouray’s most famous & impressive waterfall!

2

Technical

Multiple technical rappels, including "The Corkscrew”, which is an 100ft rappel down twisting tiers!

3

Exclusive

No one else guides people down Cascade Creek! We're your ticket to glory!

Cascade Creek Fact Sheet

Practical Info

Tour Length:

Full Day

Minimum age:

18yo

Departure Times:

  • 7:00 am

Season:

Jul-Sep

Status:

Open for Bookings

Technical Info:

Grade (US/FR):

3C2 / V5A5III

Level:

Advanced

Highest drop:

270ft

Approach*:

1.5 hrs

Descent*:

7.5-8 hrs

Return*:

5 min

Total duration*:

9-10 hrs

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

Itinerary description

The approach to the canyon starts from the spectacular Amphitheater campground, which sits at 8,400 feet! You will embark on a steep 2.3 mile hike, with nearly 2000ft of elevation gain heading toward the Chief Ouray Mine, where the trail eventually crosses Cascade Creek; this is where you will begin your descent.

Some of the highlights in Cascade Creek include 175ft and 200ft waterfalls, plus "The Corkscrew”, which is an 100ft rappel down twisting tiers! As if that wasn’t enough, the last waterfall of the day is 270ft and ends right in town.

Cascade Creek is suited for those that have developed their confidence and skills in intermediate canyons. The challenge to take on such a canyon will be an accomplishment to share for years to come. You can literally point to the canyon you have completed when visiting Ouray.

Canyoning in Cascade Creek in Ouray, Colorado

Pre-requisites

  • Previous Canyoning / Canyoneering Experience
  • Excellent Physical Fitness
  • Swimming experience is necessary so that you are prepared for waterfalls in the canyon
  • 18 years old, or older!
  • Two people must book on for a confirmed trip

At Canyoning Colorado we consider previous experience and lifestyle as to whether you are suited to an intermediate canyon. If you do not have canyoning/canyoneering experience but you live a highly active lifestyle, climb regularly (lead, top rope), are an avid whitewater paddler, have experience working with ropes or at height, then you might be suited to intermediate/advanced canyons.

Inclusions

  • Complete canyoning equipment
  • Insurance
  • Free Photos
  • Picnic Lunch

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