- Trip start time: 7:30am
- Trip duration: approximately 7 to 8 hours of canyoning from approach, descent, and return. Plus 1.5 hour hike up to the canyon.
- Biggest Rappel: 270 feet
- Lunch: included
- Minimum Age: 18 Years Old
- Equipment: we provide you with specialty canyoning gear
- Transport: from the town of Ouray to/from the canyon
- Experience Required: Yes, please see prerequisites detailed below.
Advanced Canyoning Tour
Full Day Trip
Cascade Creek Overview
Cascade Creek is the proud owner of Ouray’s most famous waterfall – it’s so big, you can see it from town!
Ouray’s visitors look up in awe of beautiful waterfalls, and it is Cascade Creek that is most prominent. The bottom of Cascade Falls can be accessed by foot, and it is a relatively easy hike so the views can be enjoyed by all. What we love at Canyoning Colorado is that the sport of canyoning / canyoneering gives us the opportunity to get up close and personal with a waterfall and the energy it puts out.
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.