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step back in time
as you walk our nature trails in the midst of a primeval Adirondack Forest. 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.

Experience our most popular offering, the Classic Tour, by adding a scenic raft ride and float the legendary waters of the Ausable River through a maze of breathtaking rock formations sculpted over thousands of years by the river's currents.

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Other optional tours also available.

Ausable Chasm
Lat.: 44.525149                           Long.: -73.462702
PO Box 390, 2144 Route 9
Ausable Chasm, NY 12911
Chasm Phone: 518-834-7454

Campground & Motel Reservations
866-RV-CHASM(toll free)
or 518-834-9990



              Open Year Round

Come for a hike & explore the Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks! All Trails, including the popular Inner Sanctum and Rim Trails are OPEN!  Our Classic Tour, a walk/hike through the upper chasm followed by a float tour via raft through the lower chasm, is open daily, no reservations required!

The Adventure Trail and Adventure Tours are also open and available daily. 

Now in its second year, the chasm now has Rock Climbing for those who prefer a little more excitement.  Experienced guides take guests up chasm walls  jutting right out from the river,  an experience that will surely get the blood pumping! Available by reservation only.


The cafe, located in the welcome center, is available for those looking for a scrumptious sub, sandwich or just a  cup of locally roasted coffee.  Snacks are also available.  Don't forget to visit our gift shop for a wide variety of gifts and souvenirs.

The new Ausable Chasm Museum is also open.  This new museum features exhibits and photographs by Seneca Ray Stoddard (1844-1917), nostalgic souvenirs, and displays of extreme natural events that have devastated the chasm over the years. 


The campground is now closed for the season and will be reopen next May.  Please call 518-834-9990 for reservations.

New: at the Campground & Recreation Center are new Mountain Bike Trails (w/rentals available) and a Disc Golf Course


Don't miss: The North Star Underground Railroad Museum and Heritage Center is also located near our Welcome Center (same parking) and provides an in-depth experience not to be missed.


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