Our Venues


The two venues the OCCI uses to foster its mission are

The Ouray Canyon Club and


The annual Ouray Canyon Festival




Our Organization

The Ouray Canyon Coalition is organized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in the State of Colorado.  The Ouray Canyon Coalition, Inc.(OCCI) is staffed 100% by volunteers.  .

Our Team

Vivian Ferguson 


 Member of the board of directors and treasurer of the Ouray Canyon Coalition. 


Vivian is a retired teacher and active community member.

About us

Our Mission


The Ouray Canyon Coalition, Inc.(OCCI) is a non-profit 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.