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Address: 280 7th Ave, Ouray, CO 81427
Phone Number: 970-325-4288
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Located in the Uncompahgre Gorge in Ouray, Colorado, the Ouray Ice Park was...

Located in the Uncompahgre Gorge in Ouray, Colorado, the Ouray Ice Park was opened in 1995 as the world's first park devoted exclusively to the sport of ice climbing. Climbing in the park is free. A small band of volunteers developed the Park utilizing a unique set of assets found perhaps only in Ouray. Come learn how to Ice Climb in the best Ice Climbing Park in the world!

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One of the best in the world

There is absolutely no place in the world (that I know of) that even comes close to what the Ouray Ice Park offers in the way of technical ice climbing. Just call it the 'Land of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
DanM320
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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209 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is absolutely no place in the world (that I know of) that even comes close to what the Ouray Ice Park offers in the way of technical ice climbing. Just call it the 'Land of Frozen Waterfalls', all courtesy of leaking pipes many years ago and a creative group of climbers... if you want to learn to ice climb,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been daydreaming of going to the Ouray Ice Park for a few years now and finally made our way out for the week of New Year's. After such a wait, we were not at all disappointed. It is a stunningly beautiful area and the routes are well-crafted and well-maintained. There are plenty of options for those just getting... More 

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Thank Mtaylor16
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having finally booked a trip to Ouray after 10 years of reading about it, we bit the bullet and travelled from Scotland. We absolutely loved our 10 day visit and managed to climb every day. The Park itself is a paradise for ice climbers and there is something for everyone from beginners to the more advanced technical climber. The Park... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is wicked cool! The staff does a great job at building a world class outdoor ice climbing area, and it's totally free!

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Thank Rob M
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the most amazing resource for aspiring and experienced ice climbers. Dozens of climbs with a wide range of difficulty, and incredibly easy access right out of town. It's like a massive playground with all of the coolest toys. Great place to take newbies and curious experimentalists, and for endurance training. Tons of established bolts and pads for top-roping,... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This has been added in recent years and is a spectacular place for ice climbing. You need to get there early in the day to get the best routes, but there are plenty of routes to choose from with everything from easy (just outside the park) to extremely advanced.

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Thank Robert M
Fort Collins, Colorado
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84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Love this place. My wife and I have been coming here twice every winter for the last 12 years. Tons of climbing, although it can still get really crowded even with over a mile of ice to climb. Avoid weekends if at all possible or get up early to get a route. We spend most of our time in New... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It gets busy but that is for a reason. Climbing on steep ice can initially be a frightening undertaking, it takes time and practice to get the required skills. The beauty of the Ice Park is that you can top rope to your hearts content and so acquire those skills with a relative degree of safety. (it's still climbing though,... More 

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Gunnison, Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This place is a must see/must do whether you climb or not. But beware, weekends are busy! Go with guide for sure.

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Thank Lori Y
Jeanerette, Louisiana
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This ice park encourages ice climbers by creating waterfalls down the cliffs not very far from town. The day we went the girls were featured. The students and others tie ropes to trees and repel down the ice cascade until they are at the bottom. Then they use their equipment of shoes and picks to pull themselves back up to... More 

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