About the ACGA

In the summer of 2011 a group of prominent canyon guides from the Mexico, Canada and the United States formed the American Canyon Guides Association. Our mission is to support guides and guiding interests in the America’s and to continue the tradition of high standards and professionalism in the ever evolving arena of canyon guiding and canyoneering instruction.

Our guides provide the highest level of service across North America; from Monterrey Mexico through Appalachia, the Rocky Mountain West and Colorado Plateau, including the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii and British Columbia. For the professional canyon guide, the ACGA offers a clear path to a highly respected, internationally recognized certification and membership in an elite organization that is second to none.