Explore the Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks. Come visit Ausable Chasm for an assortment of adventures you will not find at any other single location in the Adirondacks. Hike, float and/or climb as you go back in time as you experience one of the oldest natural attractions in the United States (Est. 1870). Immerse yourself in a primeval Adirondack forest as you stroll past Rainbow Falls, Elephant's Head, Column Rock, Hyde's Cave and the eerie quiet of Mystic Gorge. Descend hundreds of feet to walk on natural stone walkways and gaze upon eons of geologic history etched in stone.
Most visitors opt for the popular two-part Classic Tour that includes a breathtaking hike through the upper chasm followed by a scenic float (via raft) through the lower chasm on the legendary waters of the Ausable River. During the hot days of summer you can also cool yourself off with a relaxing Tube Ride down the river where you will float amongst the towering chasm walls and past the same amazing sights as the rafts.
Looking for more adventure? Try our Adventure Trail via ferrata located in the Upper Chasm. This family friendly (ages 8+) trail contains cliff walks and other daring elements such as cable bridges that crisscross over the roaring Ausable River. View the stunning Elephant's Head up close and personal and journey through Hell's Gate while en route to the breathtaking Inner Sanctum trail. Visitors also taking the float tour (raft or tube) should purchase our Premium Package as it comes with a nice discount. No reservations are needed all summer long!
The Ausable Chasm Recreation Center at the Ausable Chasm Campground is a biker’s paradise. With over 15 miles of unspoiled terrain, our Mountain Biking Trails offer endless fun for beginners and experts alike. Disc Golf is also offered at the Recreation Center. Bike and disc rentals available.
CLOSED: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Christmas, New Year's Day
Immerse yourself in a primeval Adirondack forest.Explore It
Get up close and personal with the river.Raft It
Cool yourself off with a relaxing tube ride.Tube It
Camping at Ausable Chasm is a vacation in itself.Campground