Beginner Canyoning Tour

Portland Creek


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The adventurous half-day trip! Explore Portland Creek’s towering limestone walls, and rappel up to 60-feet through waterfalls. Our favorite will be your favorite.

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.

Portland Creek highlights


60ft rappel

Exhilariating rappel down a 60ft waterfall under supervision of our team!


Quick approach and return

You'll spend most of the time inside the canyon in this tour.


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Portland 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):

3CII / V3.A2.II



Highest drop:



10 min


1.5 - 2 hrs


5 min

Total duration*:

2 - 3.5 hrs

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

Itinerary description

This canyon is the ideal environment for a half day canyoning trip; it is a short 15-minute walk to the start of the canyon from the parking lot. The first half of the canyon will greet you with stunning limestone walls that rise 20 feet above you. We will warm you up with some downclimbing, scrambling, and a practice rappel.

The second half of the canyon is where things ramp up a bit. As soon as the narrow passageways of the canyon open up, you’ll undertake a 55 foot waterfall directly under the flow! At the bottom of this waterfall, you’ll be deep inside the second half of the canyon with towering 60 foot walls, where you will finish off with two more rappels. You’ll walk in amazement at the depth of this canyon.

When you reach the end, it requires a small steep climb out on fixed lines, then a quick 5 minute walk back to the parking lot.

Canyoning in Portland 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 old, or older!
  • Two people must book on for a confirmed trip


  • Complete canyoning equipment
  • Insurance
  • Photos of your experience

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