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Ouray Ice Park

Address: P.O. Box 1058, Ouray, CO 81427
Phone Number: 970-325-4288
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Ranked #9 of 12 Attractions in Ouray
Type: Parks, Sports Complexes, Outdoors
Activities: Rock climbing
Owner description: Located in the Uncompahgre Gorge in Ouray, Colorado, the Ouray Ice Park was opened in 1995 as the...
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Type: Parks, Sports Complexes, Outdoors
Activities: Rock climbing
Owner description: 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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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My husband and I planned a trip to Ouray, Colorado in January to try ice climbing for the very first time. We had no idea what to expect and were a little nervous about what we were getting ourselves into. We booked a 2 day ice climbing course with RMI They were great! They provided their expertise and all technical... More 

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Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Hiked the Perimeter Trail and viewed the ice park. No ice at this time of the year. But this looks like a great place for ice climbing.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Ice climb till you cant hold on any more then run down to the hot springs to cool off. I think it was the greatest expierance. Don't forget any gear, the stores up here make REI look like the dollar store. Diverse skill levels and amazing sightseeing.... water flowing in the river below you makes it really exciting

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Bristol, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

It's awesome. It's free. It is such a good idea in so many ways. We really enjoyed our time climbing in Ouray.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

What a fantastic experience to interact with (mostly) nature in this way, challenging oneself while surrounded in absolute beauty. WARNING--the climbing gets addictive!

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Austin, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Easy ice climbing with hero ice. It was warm and the ice was plastic. Very little dinner plating, and I found the climbing wet and easy, even though it was my first ice climbing trip of the year. The screws went in and out easily. We mostly top roped as you walk along the top and lower into the canyon.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Was here for the Annual Ice Climbing Festival never have done it before and will do it again. To putting on all the gear and climb straight up a wall words cannot not describe the feeling. To the snow on the mountains and the trees and such wonderful people. Nice quiet town with a lot to offer and the million... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

EASY access to a HUGE VARIETY of ice climbing. Plenty of choices from top-roping to lead to mixed climbing. Great resource!

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Colorado
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

A short walk from the road are some fantastic views of the Ice Park. I am not interested in climbing it but enjoyed looking at the beautiful icicles and ice formations. Gorgeous to look at.

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Ouray
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I was there this past winter the weekend after Ice Fest, and it was so crowded I couldn't believe it. An ice farmer said there were five hundred people in the park. They have over promoted the ice park, so now it seems very crowded.

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