Self-guided hiking trails remain open year-round, 7 days a week, no reservation required! All other activities have concluded for the season.
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!
Choose from our two most popular packages.
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A must see for everyone! Truly a hidden treasure. When people saw my pictures, they were asking where this place was. Beautiful and amazing place. You can stay on their campgrounds in a cabin, tent or RV. Go!
Breathtaking!!! So happy we visited the Chasm. What breathtaking views. We are left with wonderful memories of the Adirondacks. We will make sure to visit here again the next time we are in the area. The views are not to be missed!!!
Hiking/ Sightseeing. This was my first time visiting Ausable Chasm and I was amazed. Whether you are a adventurer seeker or a sightseer there is something for everyone. I chose the hiking/ sightseeing but I heard from other friends the water rafting experience is awesome! I definitely know I will be returning soon. I strongly recommend visiting this place! Whether you’re with friends or family you will definitely enjoy yourself.
The chasm is absolutely amazing! We went on the adventure trail and rafting, both of which were tremendous fun. The staff was super friendly and helpful. Definitely worth a trip!
One of the best places I’ve ever been to! A great place for anyone to see a natural wonder and to walk through it, no matter what your fitness level.
Awesome place. We did the adventure trail which was awesome. Totally worth it. I didn't know what to expect when we started but it was a thrill. The inner sanctum hike was scenic as well. If you have a chance don't miss the ADVENTURE TRAIL!!
Great day! We recently spent the day in the chasm during our camping trip. We had a great time! Trails are well maintained and we enjoyed both rafting and tubing. The tubes were great for fun on your own and the rafting provided a guide who gave facts and history. Would recommend if you are looking for a fun day that you can make as active or nonactive as you want.