Feel the Thrill.... Adventure Canyoneering
Welcome to the Ouray Canyon Festival !
This year, the 6th annual Ouray Canyon Festival will be held in conjunction with the 14th annual Rendezvous International for Canyoneering (RIC 2015). The RIC is an international event sanctioned by the International Amateur Association of Canyoning (IAAC). The Ouray Canyon Festival and RIC will start Sunday, August 9 and conclude Saturday August 15. Both events will share the Ouray Community Center for social hour on August 10, 11, 12, and 13, and for dinner Friday, August 14, and for social hour Saturday, August 15.
The festival includes canyon trips, gear vendor displays, movies, workshops, presentations, demos, social meet and greet activities, raffles, and other events made possible by our sponsors and those who register and pay their registration fee.
Volunteers are need to support this event. Volunteer will receive free and/or reduced registration fees. Detailed volunteer positions are currently be developed.
This Canyon rendezvous to open to all but....
Participation on some canyon trips will be restricted based on canyon difficulty and each canyoneer's skills/experience. Some canyons will be restricted to experienced canyoneers, and to members of other recognized associations and clubs (i.e. IAAC, ACA, EFC, AIC, FMME, FEEC, CIC).
Participant Events and Privileges
Some rendezvous events will be open to the public. Other events and privileges will only be available to registered participants. These include: non-guided canyon trips, catered dinner, free beer, etc. To distinguish registered participants from the general public, wrist bands will be issued.
Guided Canyon Trips
Self-organized canyon trips are intended for trained/experienced, self-reliant canyoneers. Beginners and others who need or prefer more oversight or instruction are encouraged to employ the services of a professional guide. San Juan Mountain Guides will offer special rates on their guide service during the rendezvous. Might be a good option for your significant other who wants to try an easier canyon while you go out on a more advanced trip or for you to push yourself beyond your current comfort zone.
Guided Canyon Trips
Anyone who has registered and paid for the rendezvous may post trips and allow others to RSVP. From the HOME PAGE, click on "SCHEDULE A NEW MEETUP". It is a very simple and efficient way to organize trips. All rendezvous participants are expected to honestly assess their own skills to ensure each canyon is within your ability and to assess their prospective canyon partners.
Online registration accepted through August 5, 2015
Click here to transfer to the RIC website where you can register.
On-site registration: $55
Upon arrival at the rendezvous, please check in at the registration desk to receive your registration packet containing info and wristbands.