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I'm new to the front range and would love to hear any recommendations for canyoneering trips in the state. I realize that this may not be the ideal place to post this, but I was hoping someone had a few recommendations to get me started planning.

Thanks for any help!
Matthew E
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There are some pretty rad-but-cold-looking wet canyons around Ouray (more here). Monomaniac
From Morrison, CO
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Dec 2, 2013
Go to Utah for canyoneering Chris Schmidt
From Grand Junction
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Check out bogley.com or canyoncollective.com - you'll have better luck there. Austin Baird
From SLC, Utah
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Dec 2, 2013
Chris Schmidt wrote:
Go to Utah for canyoneering

Yup
Merlin
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Thanks! Matthew E
From Denver, Colorado
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canyoneeringusa.com/utah/
climb-utah.com/
ajroadtrips.com/go/
Merlin
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Heading up the best pitches of the route. Perfect ...
Hays Creek
Hays Creek.
Hays Creek.


Ouray!

Lower Angel Creek
Lower Angel Creek, Ouray, CO.
Lower Angel Creek, Ouray, CO.


Middle Oak Creek
Middle Oak Creek, Ouray, CO.
Middle Oak Creek, Ouray, CO.



Your best bet for canyoneering (or should I say canyoning) in Colorado is definitely Ouray. Everything from easy cruises to all day adventures. There are many canyons to keep you busy for a week straight, and if you get done early there's fun climbing to fill up the afternoon.

And if you're feeling really adventurous, I happened across a TR of a winter descent of Bear Creek a few years back, so it's doable but probably pretty tough.
Eric Klammer
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For what its worth, A lot of canyoneering in Utah is closer than Ouray.

There is also some near Dinosaur.

Check out this book, its really good once you figure out its formatting.

amazon.com/Technical-Canyon-Gu...
Tom Grummon
From Golden, CO
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Jan 12, 2014
Thanks, Eric! Matthew E
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