Our Sponsors & Associates


Our sponsors make this event possible, visit them, thank them, buy from them.

Ouray Canyon Coalition, Inc. -


The Ouray Canyon Coalition, Inc.(OCCI) is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization founded :

  • To promote canyoneering safety, self-reliance and ethics through education.

  • To facilitate the exchange of ideas and information among an international canyoneering community.

  • To provide venues for networking between canyoneers, regionally, nationally and internationally.

  • To explore, develop, test, and train, techniques and practices to assist individuals with limitations or disabilities, especially troubled and at risk youths to enjoy the adventure sport of canyoning/canyoneering.

The two venues the OCCI uses to foster its mission are:  The Ouray Canyon Club and the annual Ouray Canyon Festival.


Gold Level Sponsor for 7 years 

Ouray Canyoning Club - Host of the
8th Annual Ouray Canyon Festival

The Ouray Canyoning Club was organized to provide a safe environment for canyoneers to train and newcomers to learn about the sport.  The club has orgainzed the annual Ouray Canyon Festival for six years.

Gold Level Sponsor for 8 years 

San Juan Mountain Guides

Ouray has become a hot spot for canyoning. SJMG offers a number of different tours for different levels of canyoneers. From the scenic, but relatively mellow Portland Creek Canyon to the adventurous Cascade Canyon we have a wet and wild adventure for everyone!

Canyoning combines different elements of technical descent, whitewater challenges, and incredible scenery. Our canyons are much different than the well known slot canyons of the desert southwest. Unlike the red sandstone walls of Utah; we have technicolor cave drops, huge flowing waterfalls, and alpine scenery. Canyoning in Ouray is a very unique experience suited for those with a thirst for adventure!

Gold Level Sponsor for 8 years

Petzl, USA

Technical gear for canyoneering, sport climbing and ice climbing, mountaineering, caving, vis ferrata, multi-pitch ckimbing, , ...!  Headlamps for climbing, trail running, sailing, fishing, or any pursuit that requires hands-free lighting.

Gold Level Sponsor for 8 years

Imlay Canyon Gear

Imlay Canyon Gear makes canyoneering gear for exploring desert canyons, with a slant towards those of the Colorado Plateau. We make high-quality stuff. We strive for elegance. We preach low-impact canyoneering, and develop canyoning equipment that makes low-impact canyoneering possible / easier / safer / more elegant! We spend time out in the field testing our canyoing gear, honing technique, cross-training with other canyoneers, exploring new places, new possibilities, and new ideas. Canyoneering gear should work, and work well!

Gold Level Sponsor for 5 years

Canyoning Colorado

Let the team of Canyoning Colorado show you why Ouray County is world-famous for canyoning / canyoneering. Our expert Instructors are internationally certified, and they’ll show you the ropes while maintaining a fun and safe atmosphere. We offer full day and half day canyoning / canyoneering tours in the Ouray area, as well as comprehensive instructional courses. Whatever your adventure, we’re ready to take you there!

Gold Level Sponsor for 2 years

Bridal Veil bed and Breakfast







Gold Level Sponsor for 8 years

Mountain Fever





Gold Level Sponsor for 3 year

Ouray Chalet Inn

When choosing a Ouray Hotel, you have many options. The best choice is the one that gives you local, family-owned hospitality combined with centralized access to our unmatched outdoor lifestyle.

We are conveniently located within walking distance to the local social life, shopping, entertainment, and the dining experience of this small western town. Ouray Chalet Inn is your best choice.


Gold Level Sponsor for 3 year

Box Canyon Lodge and Hot Springs




Gold Level Sponsor for 5 years

Ouray Chamber Resort Association (OCRA)




Silver Level Sponsor for 8 years

Ouray Mountain Sports





Bronze Level Sponsor for 6 years

2 Rascals Brewing Company





Bronze Level Sponsor for 4 years

International Amateur Association of Canyoneers





Bronze Level Sponsor for 3 year

Coalition of American Canyoneers



Bronze Level Sponsor for 7 years

Welcome Home Montrose



Bronze Level Sponsor for 3 year

Leave No trace



Bronze Level Sponsor for 3 year

Peak Mountain Guides, LLC

At Peak Mountain Guides, we believe in excellence. Our entire staff of instructors and guides is certified by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) and we are dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism, client care, and education. We offer canyoneering, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, backcountry skiing and avalanche courses throughout the San Juan Mountains, in the Ouray Ice Park, and beyond.  Join us for Your Best Day in the Mountains!


Bronze Level Sponsor for 2 year