How to Sign Up for Canyon Trips

 

Pre-registering for a Canyon Trip or Workshop Before the Festival

 

 

  • Register for the festival and pay the donation fee on this site.  

 

 

 

  • Read the Team Composition, Skills Level Self Assessment, and Sample Signup Sheet.

 

 

 

 

 

  • On-line event pre-registrations are managed by "meetup.com" .  To pre-register for events you must first register with "meetup.com"

If you are not already a member, please click on the button below to register.  This button will open the registration form in a new window.

 

 

 

 

  • After registering return to this site.

 

  • Review the proposed canyon trips arranged by day on this site.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Find the trips you wish to join.  When you click on a "click here to register" button this will open a new window.  You will be redirected to a http://www.meetup.com/ouray-canyon-festival/ events page.  On this page you can pre-register for the event.

 

  • The Ouray Canyon Festival organizers are willing to consider participants' "wish lists", but cannot guarantee any specific canyon trip will be offered during the festival.  If you would like to see a trip not listed on the web site, email info@ouraycanyonfestival.org with the details and date of the trip you desire and organizers will try to add them.

 

At the Festival

 

  • On Aug 11, 2021 all meetup.com/ouray-canyon-festival meet-up events will be converted to sign-up sheets.

  • All sign-up sheets will then be placed on the Activity Table in the Ouray Community Center (where all social activities are held).

  • To sign up for a trip, first check the Activities Table to see if someone has already started a similar trip sign-up.  If your desired trip does not already exist, take a sign-up sheet (Trip Roster form), fill it out as an “Organizer” or “Participant”, place it on a clipboard, and put the clipboard on the Activities Table.

  • In all cases, the organizer/leader retains the right to refuse anyone.  The best way to ensure you get a space on a trip is to volunteer to organize or lead the trip.

  • The Ouray Canyon Festival organizers are willing to consider participants' "wish lists", but cannot guarantee any specific canyon trip will be offered during the festival.  The best way to ensure you get to do a canyon on your wish list is to volunteer to organize/lead it.

 

Release of Liability

 

The canyon ambassador and/or canyon lead is not an instructor, guide or guru. Each participant is responsible for his or her own safety, as well as looking out for everyone else's safety. Activities at height in wet canyons are dangerous and can result in serious injury or death.

 

Remember this DISCLAIMER: All workshops, clinics, and trip ambassadors are NOT COMMERCIAL GUIDES OR INSTRUCTORS!   All  activities are run as a group of friends that get together to have fun and learn from each other with no fees involved.  These vertical sessions are no substitute for PROFESSIONAL TRAINING.  Keep in mind...

 

YOUR SAFETY IS ALWAYS YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY!